I've been planing to remotely locate my S2000's oil pressure sender for a while and also incorperate a low pressure dash warning light.
This easy job involves unscrewing the sender unit, inserting a length of suitable braided hose into the sender location on the engine block and attaching a suitable T piece to locate the sensor and a low pressure warning light sensor.
Pushed the car out of the garage this morning into the sun to start the job telling wife @'d be done in an hour, 2 tops.
To cut a short story even shorter, the sender snapped off as soon as I touched it with the spanner leaving the threads flush with the block.
Got my trusty left hand thread screw removers out but the remover snappe off flush also....
tried cutting a small slot across the threaded piece to get a screwdriver on it, but it wouldn't budge.
tried vrious screwdrive, right-angled adapters etc and still couldn't move it.
I then called @CosKev for his thoughts, and he kindly brought his welding gear round to my house and welded various nuts bolts and even a spanner to the thread in an effort to sbreak it free, All attempts failed,
Clearly access is poor, which is 50% of the problem I think. Anyway Kev had to leave for domestic duties but left the final nut welded onto the thread/block.
So plan B, and maybe plan C.
I'm happy the snapped thread inside the OEM port is oil-tight (given the snapped screw remover and then the external welding.
I'm contemplating a sandwich plate to locate between the oil filter and the block (that's plan B)
Plan C will come into force if anyone can steer me towards another location that I can take off, using suitable fittings and adapters, the S2000 oil pressure. I'm currently researching the Vtec sensor location as a possibility but I'm unsure at the moment whether that would be suoitable
So, any ideas @IanK (Bagpuss), @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary, @Andy (Sycho), @Tom (T3OMF) - Cotswolds AO or any other S2000 owner / guru (apart from the sage advice to have left well alone) really appreciated..