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    Posted: 07-January-2014 at 3:34AM
Has anyone else had trouble finding a oil pressure sending unit for 531w I have bought two neither fit.They are apx.one eight to large in diameter.
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does your car have factory gauges or lights?  here is a link that should help. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PartSearchCmd?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&pageId=partTypeList&suggestion=&actionSrc=Form&langId=-1&searchTerm=oil+sender&vehicleIdSearch=472023&searchedFrom=header  these sending units are for my 74 ranchero with a 460. but ford used the same units for the 302/351c/351W/351M/400M/429/460.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 75GranMan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-January-2014 at 1:15PM

If your car has factory gauges you will need the sender extension, sometimes called a "log". the standard gauge package does not use this. the log is use to as an extention to provide clearance for the oil gauge sending unit. you probably have the correct sender.

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Tighten it down until it snaps and then back it off a half turn!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Regul8r Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-January-2014 at 1:35PM
yup, John (75GranMan) is correct.
The sending unit is too big to be screwed into the block it needs the "LOG"
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I will look up that log. I have gauges and my org one screwed right into the block. New ones no clearance.Went to aftermarket but want the org.to work.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mcford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-January-2014 at 5:24AM
MUSTANG PARTS PLACES HAVE THAT LOG.  Idiot light sender doesnt require it but with an actual gauge 289/302/351W USED IT. 351C/M, 400, FE series and 429/460 DID NOT.  You need the log to space your sending unit out so it will fit.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fordpower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-January-2014 at 7:21AM
It seems that the log has an ofset hole.I had tried just a pipe 3in and still had no clearance. Will purchase the log,expensive $24. but what the hell I have two sending units already.
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i think i used a 4in piece of pipe and a 45 degree elbow, for mine, just didn't feel like hunting the wrecking yard for one.
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