The Top DSM Community on the Web

For 1990-1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Eagle Talon, Plymouth Laser, and Galant VR-4 Owners

  • Join the Community!

    DSMtuners is a massive archive of DSM information - but more importantly, it's a COMMUNITY! Join in and participate with other DSMers, and invite all of your DSM friends to make this place their home. Chat with others, create a build thread, post questions and answers. Get involved! Logging in will also remove many of the advertisements, along with this notice. ;)

Please Support Feal Suspension
Please Support VR-Speed Factory

Leaking oil out of oil pressure sensor how do I stop it?

Norcalgsx707

Proven Member
564
0
Jun 28, 2012
lake county, California
I have tons of oil leaking out of my oil pressure sensor on the oil filter housing, how do I fix it, i did take it off to put on my feed line elbow to my 16g because it wouldnt twist around without hitting it now i have oil oozing all over
 

IrishBeatdown

Proven Member
585
3
Feb 3, 2012
Tucson, Arizona
You can't use thread tape, the sensors ground via the OFH. I had an issue with my sender leaking oil too, I got it as tight as I was comfortable with and squeezed a good size layer of RTV over the seams. Seems to have held pretty well for me.
Apparently I should go ahead and remove my teflon tape then when I install my oil pressure sender, LOL. Thanks for the heads up, I did not know this. Saves me time down the road when im furious because my sensor isn't working. :)
 

MJcanada

Proven Member
3,127
57
Jun 25, 2011
Inman, South_Carolina
Rule of thumb, don't use tape, use liquid sealant (paste).

Also, it will still ground with sealant on the threads.

Tape will not squeeze out like liquid sealant though. If you leave a few threads uncovered you will be fine normally.

If you know what your doing either way will work.
 

Norcalgsx707

Proven Member
564
0
Jun 28, 2012
lake county, California
Okay im back spent all day at pick n pull almost every single eclipse was gutted i did find a 95 gst however znd pulled the oil housing should work on my 95 gsx correct
?
 

NHerron

Proven Member
2,780
54
Nov 5, 2011
Missoula, Montana
Tape will not squeeze out like liquid sealant though. If you leave a few threads uncovered you will be fine normally.

If you know what your doing either way will work.


Well the idea is that tape may become loose and find it's way into the tiny oiling hole in the turbo. Highly unlikely if I were to guess but more plausible than paste. I don't know about you but I've never had any kind of sealant squeeze into the direction of tightening. It always piles up on the outside of the connection. I also like paste over tape since I've seen this:
Thread Paste Vs. Teflon Tape!

Come to think of it, I never really liked the tape in the first place but that's just my opinion..
 

MJcanada

Proven Member
3,127
57
Jun 25, 2011
Inman, South_Carolina
Well the idea is that tape may become loose and find it's way into the tiny oiling hole in the turbo. Highly unlikely if I were to guess but more plausible than paste. I don't know about you but I've never had any kind of sealant squeeze into the direction of tightening. It always piles up on the outside of the connection. I also like paste over tape since I've seen this:
Thread Paste Vs. Teflon Tape!

Come to think of it, I never really liked the tape in the first place but that's just my opinion..

I agree
 

BoostKrazy

Proven Member
252
1
Apr 3, 2012
PHX, Arizona
Can also use a evo 3 OFH (which is sought as an upgrade because thhe filter is further from the exhaust causing the oild to draw less heat)

You should really jack up your driver side, take the wheel off, wipe off the top of your OFH, and run your finger nail across the top (from driver to passenger side) to feel if it cracked before you take on this project.. and you also need to buy a OFH gasket from mitsubishi (dealer only part) they are $2.50. Good luck
 

Spoolin92GSX

Proven Member
491
2
Oct 4, 2011
Inland Empire, California
Well the idea is that tape may become loose and find it's way into the tiny oiling hole in the turbo. Highly unlikely if I were to guess but more plausible than paste. I don't know about you but I've never had any kind of sealant squeeze into the direction of tightening. It always piles up on the outside of the connection. I also like paste over tape since I've seen this:
Thread Paste Vs. Teflon Tape!

Come to think of it, I never really liked the tape in the first place but that's just my opinion..

Same here, the tape is just a PITA. To the OP, like others said I would clean everything off the best you can and locate the source of the leak; you could end up taking on quite a project that you didn't need to. Purple power, simple green, or a similar degreaser with even a high pressure hose nozzle can make your life a lot easier.
 

BoostKrazy

Proven Member
252
1
Apr 3, 2012
PHX, Arizona
Can also spray the whole thing down with brake cleaner until its CLEAN, then lay down and watch the OFH and have someone start it, and try to pin point the leak, repeat until its found
 

Norcalgsx707

Proven Member
564
0
Jun 28, 2012
lake county, California
I figured it out and fixed it :) thank god dumb newbie mistake I screwed the sensor off a thread took it out ran the fingernail test and came up empty i went ahead and and put it on finger tight the tigtened it back up one or two notches with a socket, as for my other leak I went to the junkyard and picked up a 2g oil return line and modified it, just got done throwing my 255hp in right now, got one thing to do and thats the fpr hopefully it goes smooth even though i have no idea how to install it thanks to everyone whos helped out so far much respect come from this side thanks
 
Support Vendors who Support the DSM Community
Boosted Fabrication ECM Tuning ExtremePSI Feal Suspension Fuel Injector Clinic Jacks Transmissions JNZ Tuning Kiggly Racing Morrison Fabrications MyMitsubishiStore.com OHM Racing Raven Fabrication RixRacing RockAuto RTM Racing SouthBay Fuel Injectors STM Tuned VR Speed Factory

Latest posts

Build Thread Updates

Vendor Updates

Latest Classifieds

Top