T fitting for PI intake

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by KennyGT, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. KennyGT

    KennyGT New Member

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    i was reading around and heard that there is a T fitting for the 2 temp sensors that are needed on a npi intake so u can plug both to the PI intake, does anyone kno of a website that sells this??
     
  2. Jrgunn5150

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    Home Depot would have it, it's just a 3/8 NPT fitting.
     
  3. s3c2n01

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    i had one i made from lowes. but it looks like shit and the wire is tight.
     
  4. Millzenator

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    It's been suggested that using a Tee for both sensors is not the best idea. When using a Tee, you pull the sensors away from the flow of coolant, and create a pocketing effect. I'm sure the temperature differences are fairly small, but would it be significant enough to alter ECU fuel mixtures?
     
  5. Casper98gt

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    I would like to suggest you not use it either. Just get that other hole drilled and tapped. OR...the block drain is the same thread as youre other sensor. You can just remove the drain plug and put in the new sensor. You may have to extend the wires, but its worth having a correct reading. T-fittings are junk.
     
  6. ck5.0

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    It sounds like it would look like ass. Anyone have any pictures?
     
  7. Jrgunn5150

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    It does look like ass, it really is best from every standpoint except simplicity to tap the second location.
     
  8. scarface

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    I had a bung welded into the thermostat housing for 20 bux... doesnt get much easier than that.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. ck5.0

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    I remember you showing that pic before. Where did you go to get that done?
     
  10. smasher41

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    mine was done similar to that and works fine.
    Ill post a pic tonight of how mine was done.
     
  11. scarface

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    local machine shop...took all of 20 mins.
     
  12. KennyGT

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    how bout this
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    already tapped?
     
  13. smasher41

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    ive seen some complaints on the non-ford PI intakes,

    look around, i picked up a used PI intake for under 100 shipped.

    here is how mine was done.[​IMG]
     
  14. scarface

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    basically the same as mine, I just added a bung so I didnt have to tap the thin aluminum.
     
  15. KennyGT

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    the pic i posted is not a ford I/M?
     
  16. smasher41

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    nope, its aftermarket verson..

    dormen or somthing like that.
     
  17. voidfinger

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    yea, sadly ford didn't use the inlade gaskets so you have to buy some $$ ones. Anyway, i had a aluminum crossover npi intake from ebay and it worked like a charm till i put the pi intake on there. If you get the pi with the aluminum on it, it has a place for the sensor tap, just take it and get it drilled and tapped, mine is like a stock npi. Only difference is the amount of intake in the middle engine area :) lol. i tell people its npi :-X
     
  18. smasher41

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    btw, scarface,
    are you still running an all plastic PI manifold? looks so in the pic

    i just pulled mine off last week, anyone interested in it...
     
  19. ck5.0

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    I will buy the tapped thermo housing from you smasher
     
  20. scarface

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    I sold the car and bought my cobra 6months ago, however the guy I sold it to is still running the plastic Pi.