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Responding to a few things:

> P.S. I'm surprised I couldn't find this in the Haynes manual?

Hahahaahahahahaahaaa!! That's a good one!! Haynes may be the best manual in town (for $20, at least) but it is far from complete....

> Does it go together in the following order -
> - o-ring
> - sender plate assembly
> - brass washers
> - sender cover assembly
> - (2) bolts

- O-ring around the sender plate assembly, lubed with engine oil.
- Sender plate installed into case.
- Paper gasket.
- Cover plate ("taco plate").
- Brass washers.
- Bolts, torqued to 10 lb-ft. Much more than that will warp the plate into a taco-shell shape.

Sounds like you need to move the washers. Not sure how necessary the paper gasket is.

> Great photo.. Is that the plate needed to add an after market oil gauge sensor?

Yes, if you are copying the factory setup. Not the worst idea in the world, but also not the cheapest. There are also dipstick sensors you can get, and you can even drill a hole in the non-sensor cover plate to mount the sensor, and put a nut on the top side (use crush washers on each side of the plate). This will leave part of the sensor sticking out into the air, which will usually make it read low. And will expose it to possible damage. And there are other things you can fake up as well.


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A few pics of my car:
Old 11-08-2001, 07:40 AM
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