Need a brass T block to install an oil pressure sending unit off of the turbo feed line

holmestyles

New Member
Hey, now. Installing a VDO oil pressure gauge and need to track down a brass T block that doesnt restrict the flow to my oil feed line for the turbo. The only ones I can find are smaller than the feed line and t don't want to overheat/mangle the new PTE6262. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
 

TurboTGuy

Gray Beard Member
I used one of these for my mechanical/electric FP gauges. one under the hood, one in the cockpit.

Available in tons of sizes at any hardware store.



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'87 Turbo "T"

What a shitshow!
I just used a normal 1/4" thread brass 90.

One male end, two female ends. Can use 1/4" or reduce to 1/8" for most senders. That way I can use my gauge but also keep my idiot light. Screw right into the block.

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holmestyles

New Member
I just used a normal 1/4" thread brass 90.

One male end, two female ends. Can use 1/4" or reduce to 1/8" for most senders. That way I can use my gauge but also keep my idiot light. Screw right into the block.

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Wouldn't there be an issue on the inside where the tubing flare necks down to make a good seal? That's where'd I'd lose the 1/4" tubing for proper oil flow to the turbo. Looks like an 1/8" diameter in the fitting
 

'87 Turbo "T"

What a shitshow!
Wouldn't there be an issue on the inside where the tubing flare necks down to make a good seal? That's where'd I'd lose the 1/4" tubing for proper oil flow to the turbo. Looks like an 1/8" diameter in the fitting
I was just giving a general picture. Want to say the fitting in the block is 1/4" NPT but don't quote me. I just did mine. So far so good.

Disclaimer I'm using a Turbo Saver & am not feeding my turbo from there. But it feeds my idiot light & gauge sender.

It would narrow down anyway as the turbo feed line fitting is the same nipple/flare setup as the brake fittings. At least on mine it was.
 

salvageV6

Daily Driver
Here is what I did for the gauge and feed line, not a good idea if there's a restricting fitting in the turbo.
Had to slightly tweak the braided feed line upward a bit by hand.
Makes the gauge easier to install in MHO., I used 1/8" copper line instead of the nylon due to the heat involved for the gauge feed.
1/8" male pipe into the turbo and two female taps for the gauge fitting and the original turbo oil line fitting.

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