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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Dec-29-2019, 12:24:32 AM   #11
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Default Re: Quick, cheap, and easy VANOS oil pressure gauge

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Note that is not the right size to fit this bolt directly.

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Put the adapter size needed in my post
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Put the adapter size needed in my post
Considering kpa to bar is just dividing by 100, it might make sense to just use the first gauge and not mess with additional adapters.
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Old Sun, Dec-29-2019, 05:00:22 AM   #13
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Are there any digital sensors that can fit there? Would be interesting to log the pressure while driving.
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Default Re: Quick, cheap, and easy VANOS oil pressure gauge

To be clear, this is something you would use for testing purposes, you wouldn't want to drive around with this thing on there, right?
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Old Mon, Dec-30-2019, 07:05:01 PM   #15
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To be clear, this is something you would use for testing purposes, you wouldn't want to drive around with this thing on there, right?
I mean you could, but you wouldn't be able to read it lol. Digital sensor for logging sounds interesting though.
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To be clear, this is something you would use for testing purposes, you wouldn't want to drive around with this thing on there, right?
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You can't use that while driving.. he probably means a banjo to 1/8 NPT sensor so you can use a standard stainless sensor like this:
https://www.aemelectronics.com/files...sor%20Data.pdf
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Default Re: Quick, cheap, and easy VANOS oil pressure gauge

Thanks op! I ordered the adapter and plan on wiring a sensor into my data logger.
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Bump so people are aware this option exists before they go spending three times as much.

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Bump so people are aware this option exists before they go spending three times as much.

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Not even that little. You can get everything for under $30 if you buy in bulk.
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