Bit of a smaller update than normal, but important none the less. I needed a couple of bits drilled & re-tapped and decided to head down to a local machine shop to get it done rather than attempting it myself. I’ve got my own tap & die set, but for things like this, I’d rather get it done professionally.
I added notes on the 2 parts in question. The oil filter relocation adapter (for my Apexi gauge senders) and the Japspeed baffled sump I bought a few weeks back.
Firstly the baffled sump. This didn’t *need* to be re-tapped, but I wanted to anyway. The sump plug thread is a random size (its not metric, but approx 13mm OD) and the plug itself is just a giant grub screw effectively. I didn’t like the fact that it would only seal on threads, rather than sealing on threads & a crush washer. And nor was it magnetic, so I got it tapped out to M14x1.5 which is a pretty common thread size for sump plugs.
And bought this – a matching magnetic sump plug to suit the new size.
Secondly the oil filter relocation adapter plate needed 1 of the sender holes re-tapped to a larger size. The Apexi EL2 gauges I have use different threads for each oil sender. Oil pressure is 1/8th NPT which is the same thread as the relocation plate, but the Apexi oil temp gauge is M12x1.25. So I asked them to drill out one of the sender holes to that size, and a day later it was done
Should be nice & neat when it comes round to fitting, along with brand new AN10 fittings & hoses throughout.
And, finally, talking of brand new AN10 fittings. I decided to buy myself a brand new oil cooler core. My existing one is a little tired, its been knocked about a little & it was 2nd hand when I bought it.
Should be nice mounted alongside the power steering cooler that I fitted last week. I’ll mount it properly too, on the same rubber washers & M6 cap head bolts that I used on the PAS cooler. Routing pipework, on the other hand, I haven’t figured out yet!