Me again, I heard back from Mcmaster-Carr, they said they didnt have anything to match my "T" fitting request. I went to a link they gave me from their catalog. Anything with a 12m size had a 1.5 pitch no 1.7 pitch. I wonder if the kit seller bought npt and retapped and recut the threads in and out, The 1/8 npt outlet probley would connect with the dodge hoses or with an adapter or nib. I dont know if there is such a metric thread as 1.7 pitch. If there is i bet they cut their own t fitting. I went under the hood and couldnt even see anything that looked like a pressure sender that and i dont really know what it looks like anyway. I am ordering a copy of the factory service manual off ebay. they come CD or USB. In the past i used to get a Helms Manual, The price now is $350-400!! for year specific. Last set i bought was still paper book format for $100. The digital copies off ebay are $16-$25. I need it to see where everything is anyway. In my search under the hood i just realized the turbo is water cooled. NO alum intercooler to worry about. Thats pretty neat. This truck continues to amaze me.
Yes its the 2.8. When i looked i didnt see the normal (?) looking intercooler. Its hard to find anything in there as its so crowded. This is another reason why i am ordering the copy of the manual. I only waited as it always takes a few years to be able to get the affordable copies. I like to see the diagrams and photos when i am looking for the first time. Helms kinda cornered the market on the manuals. When i bought a new vehicle there used to be a form in the owners manual for ordering the books from Helms. They dont even do that anymore. I dont even think you can get manuals from the dealer either. I asked once and they said to contat Helms. I am not gonna pay $350 for a digital Helms when i can get the same thing off ebay for $16 on a USB stick, I guess somehow the manual isnt copyrighted or something. I am glad for that. The truck is pretty complicated for home repair. I am pissed because i cant event check my trans fluid due to No dipstick. maybe the computer is keeping track but i still like to check things myself. I am slowly becoming a dinosar i guess
Actually the sizes i found on line say the pressure sensor thread into the block is M12x1.75 so the t fitting would need a male thread that size to screw into the block and a female metric size opposite it for the sensor to reattach. The bottom of the T can be 1/8 npt which should adapt to the kit output hose directly or with an adapter to supply the input to the bypass filter and then the output from the bypass filter goes directly back into the engine usually via the oil fill cap via a L fitting or something. The main thing i think is to control the volume of oil via the by pass and i think the kits out there do that at the bypass filter head so im not sure the line size from the block to the filter is the critical part. The t fitting could also have all three holes sized the same and i should be able to get adaptor fittings to go from that to the metric sizes, I see all sorts of this stuff on ebay but there are so many listings i havent yet found everything i need. Sure i could buy the kit that insane diesel sells but i dont like the type filter they use. They sell a t fitting that is set up to work but it costs over $100. I think i can do it for about half of that but if i cant find what i need I may have to buy one. I also thought about just getting a t with smaller holes and retapping it to what i want. I try to ask vendors on ebay what they have and it takes time to hear back from them. Amsol finally got back to me and said they dont do a kit because of the type filter our trucks have. I already guessed that since they had nothing on their site. I guess they arent interested in doing one either. I am really surprised that there is only one dedicated kit out there (that i could find) since the engine and truck have been around for awhile now. I ordered a digital copy of the factory maintainance manual off ebay that is supposed to be a copy of the official one. That way i can see exactly what i am dealing with for sizes and locations ect. Seems like the biggest obstacle is the supply fitting for some reason. Most if not all the other kits use supply adapters that spin on where the main oil filter goes and then the stock filter spins onto it as normal. I would almost bet there is a place on the 2.8 oll filter housing that could be drilled and tapped for a similar connection. I wish i had one off a busted engine to see up close and experiment with...I am not totally sure what i am trying is the best way but I have to start somewhere as there jsut isnt much out there.To get pressurize oil, there's a sensor somewhere, usually small with a one or two wire connector to the top. Another source for pressurized oil might be the turbo feed. I don't know if our trucks have an oil cooler but that could be another source.
What type of tee fitting are you looking for? Which thread/pitch is the oil sensor? I got confused when you mentioned 1/8 NPT and then 12mm which I think is a pretty big fitting if it's a pipe. I think 12mm is close to 1/2" which is a big pipe.
Thing is, neither GM nor the EPA wants the owner working on their own vehicles anymore.It does suck that these vehicles are becoming so complicated that the owner can't repair them anymore.
I added an aftermarket dipstick (Lokar) for the transmission. It pisses me off, you buy a truck for towing and in the owners manual they say you should check the fluid lever prior to towing yet they don't put a dipstick in to allow you to be able to actually check it. Nothing in the vehicle tells you anything about the trans fluid so keep an eye it it. They expect you slide under the truck, pull the plug (on the passenger side of the trans) and put you finger in the hole to see if the fluid is near the top of the plug hole.
The manual it copyrighted but like all things it has been hacked and put on ebay. Buy it when you can because ebay has closed down people selling them. They pop up under a new name until they get closed down again, rinse and repeat.