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Hi Guys & Girls,

Looking for some help with replacing my oil pressure pipe. RHD CP car

I have a slight leak on the engine side of the pipe. Tried tightening the nuts, without success. Still leaking

I have a new pipe from Rimmers. I can see how it's fixed the engine end, pretty straight forward.

Can you get to the gauge end of pipe, without taking the dash out?? Don't want to do this.

How easy is it to do from underneath the dash ?

How easy is it to just remove just the oil pressure gauge

Anyone done this before who can share how they did it.

Not loosing a lot of oil, but very concerned it might let go while I am driving. That wouldn't be good for engine.

Thanks for any help or advise.

David

 

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Hi David,

I managed to change the pipe and attach it to the gauge by removing the five screws holding the dash in place for a bit of wiggle room and spannering through the ashtray aperture.

Richard.

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As ntc says if you take out the ashtray then you can get to the back of the gauge and remove it. Then its easy to fit on the new pipe.

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Hi Guys and Girls,

I have managed to complete this job.

I undid all screws from glove box.

Undid heater pipes and removed support bracket.

This allowed me to move the glove box far enough back to get my hand behind the dashboard and unscrew the gauge bracket and and pull it out of the front of the dash.

From here it was easy to fit the new oil tube and feed it back into the engine bay.

Reconnected both ends and tested for leaks. NO LEAKS.

Reversed procedure to put it all back together.

Happy days

Hope this helps anyone else needing to do this. 

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3 hours ago, David.B said:

Hi Guys and Girls,

I have managed to complete this job.

I undid all screws from glove box.

Undid heater pipes and removed support bracket.

This allowed me to move the glove box far enough back to get my hand behind the dashboard and unscrew the gauge bracket and and pull it out of the front of the dash.

From here it was easy to fit the new oil tube and feed it back into the engine bay.

Reconnected both ends and tested for leaks. NO LEAKS.

Reversed procedure to put it all back together.

Happy days

Hope this helps anyone else needing to do this. 

That's great, shows there's more than one way to tackle a job. 

Gareth

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16 hours ago, David.B said:

Hi Guys and Girls,

I have managed to complete this job.

I undid all screws from glove box.

Undid heater pipes and removed support bracket.

This allowed me to move the glove box far enough back to get my hand behind the dashboard and unscrew the gauge bracket and and pull it out of the front of the dash.

From here it was easy to fit the new oil tube and feed it back into the engine bay.

Reconnected both ends and tested for leaks. NO LEAKS.

Reversed procedure to put it all back together.

Happy days

Hope this helps anyone else needing to do this. 

Glad you fixed it but you certainly like doing things the hard way!:lol:

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Thanks guys.

I tried doing it through the ashtray without success.

It was like trying to paint the hallway through the letter box.

The reason for posting in the first place was to find out how other people had done it before.

As alternative suggestions were not that forthcoming, I looked at other options myself.

The way I did it may not have been the way others did it, but it worked for me. 

It gave me plenty of room to get my hand behind the dash to unscrew the tabs holding the gauge in place, without disturbing anything else.

I was then able to pull gauge out of dash and change pipe.

I thought by sharing this I would be helping others. 

Seems some people are quick to tell you that you did it wrong, but were not as quick to offer advise on how to do it right, rather than just comment, Through the ashtray.

I will think more carefully before posting in the future.

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Hi David

                  Please don't be put off using the forum in the future. Maybe some people can 

unintentionally be a little abrupt in their replies bot i do not believe any offence was intended.

 

                                                           With best regards

                                                                                   Harvey

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Well done, there is more than one way to skin a cat?

(Or is that politically incorrect these days?!!) :P

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11 hours ago, David.B said:

I will think more carefully before posting in the future.

Please keep commenting and sharing, it will undoubtedly help someone in the future.

The forum is made up of all sorts of personalities and just like in life we're not going to agree or even get along with everyone here, but on the whole it'll be a positive experience. 

Gareth

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22 hours ago, David.B said:

Thanks guys.

I tried doing it through the ashtray without success.

It was like trying to paint the hallway through the letter box.

The reason for posting in the first place was to find out how other people had done it before.

As alternative suggestions were not that forthcoming, I looked at other options myself.

The way I did it may not have been the way others did it, but it worked for me. 

It gave me plenty of room to get my hand behind the dash to unscrew the tabs holding the gauge in place, without disturbing anything else.

I was then able to pull gauge out of dash and change pipe.

I thought by sharing this I would be helping others. 

Seems some people are quick to tell you that you did it wrong, but were not as quick to offer advise on how to do it right, rather than just comment, Through the ashtray.

I will think more carefully before posting in the future.

You did it the same way I have always done it! I didn't know about the "remove the ashtray" method..

As has been said, there are many ways to do it:-)

Tim

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On 7/21/2021 at 10:45 AM, David.B said:

I will think more carefully before posting in the future.

Ignore the miserable / unhelpful responses and keep asking questions. 

There are many, many people on this forum who are willing to give up their time and share expertise and it is an invaluable resource.

You will find and / or get the answers you need on here.  

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