I've purchased a Oil Temperature gauge for my 1991 Volvo 240. It came
complete with sender, which seems to work when i hook it up to an ohmmeter
and apply a cigarette lighter flame to it, it changes resistance. The
sender is an oil drain plug, which replaces the stock oil drain plug, with
a wire that hooks up to the Oil Temperature gauge. Should I use anti-seize
stuff on the threads of my new oil drain plug (sender), as it seems to be
Thanks for consideration,
Thank you, I did'nt think so. I figured the metal of choice,
copper/bronze, is more expensive than aluminum and other metals used
throughout the engine, plus it has a good quality of conforming itself to
the situation at hand (sealing itself), so to speak. Also I would think
that metals using like alloys would attract (seize) easier than copper to
aluminum, etc... Also the copper/bronze would have different oxidation
characteristics... I guess the automotive engineers figured this out and
made the oil drain plug fool proof.
Thanks again James,
Well it isn't quite fool proof, they can be stripped out or
crossthreaded if you aren't careful, mostly in the clumsy hands of
quickie-lube type places. Clean the threads of both the plug and the oil
pan, screw it in straight and tighten it to the correct torque, I just
use my "calibrated hand" for this but a torque wrench is really a wise idea.
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