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Old 11-04-2021, 07:38 AM
bobg56 bobg56 is offline
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Default Oil pressure sending unit

I've been replacing the Honywell units about once a year or less due to erractic readings, I have even installed the bullet type pressure regulator to help stabilize the pressure, also installed a remote mounted system to take it off the engine and mount it to the firewall using a cushsioned Adel clamp. The carbs are well synced and prop is there an alternative to the Honywell unit? I have the D-180 system...
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Old 11-09-2021, 10:03 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
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Bob, how much is erratic? I have the D180/Honeywell combo, but my sensor is mounted directly on the engine. Iím on my third sensor in 1200 hours. My readings bounce around +/- 5-10 psi.

As an aside I have had two fuel pressure sensor lines fail in my Cherokee. Iíd rather replace failed sensors from vibrations than have another sensor line break. The last me resulted in me making a landing with 1.2 useable gallons of fuel left after pumping $150 of AVGAS into my engine compartment. That sensor is now attached directly to the engine.
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:01 AM
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My pressure fluctuates from 0-70 (about) and its wild...after replacing senser all is good for usually a year or 50-70 hours, I've got a different type from Lockwood, we'll see how long it lasts...oil temp stays steady no problems with it.
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:42 AM
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Pressure sensors are usually a diaphragm with a resistance strain gage which is susceptible to damage from shock, vibration, rough handling. Best practice is to mount remote so engine doesnít shake unit. I have both oil and fuel pressure sensors mounted on firewall using Teflon fire sleave hose. Both sensors now have 750TT with no failures...
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Old 11-11-2021, 06:06 AM
bobg56 bobg56 is offline
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Thats what I did, I got a remote kit and mounted to firewall, I just can't get the Honeywell units to last very long, I even changed the regulator to the bullet type. It all worked well for a few months 20-30 hours? I'll double check the crimps...
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Old 11-23-2021, 10:37 AM
ChuckC ChuckC is offline
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I too had problems with the original oil pressure sensor. Here is my logbook entry that solved the problem:

Replaced inoperable Oil Pressure Sensor, Honeywell MLH010BSCDJ 1231, Rotax part number 956 413, with Oil Pressure Sensor BRP Rotax Part Number 456 180 and with Oil Pressure Sensor Wire Assy BRP Rotax part number 864 250 in accordance with Rotax Service Instruction Running Modifications on Rotax Engine Type 912, SI-912-020R8, Section 79-00-00 dated December 19th 2014.

Ever since my oil pressure has been steady as a rock.
Chuck Carlson
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Old 11-24-2021, 06:34 AM
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Default My experience - -

I remote mounted the Honeywell to the large coolant hose years ago. Closing in on 1,500 hours. Still have original sender. I have a serious restriction port to stop fluctuations. Has worked well ever since. Just zip tied it to the large coolant hose.
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Old 11-24-2021, 06:44 AM
Waiex-guy Waiex-guy is offline
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Default Engine mount mounting?

Planning to remote mount oil pressure sender to motor mount with adel clamps, SS braided hose to that. Keep hearing about firewall remote mounting, is motor mount also acceptable?

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Old 11-24-2021, 07:10 AM
bobg56 bobg56 is offline
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I did the remote mount to the firewall like the fuel pressure is done...found the problem, a loose wire crimp.
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