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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Here are my questions for this week:

1. Where do I find the oil pressure sender on my engine? My Chiltons and Haynes manuals don't want to tell me, and I don't really know what I'm looking for.

2. Where would be the best places to drill drain holes in the floor pan? I am going to do a spray-in bedliner for the entire inside of the 'burban. I'm looking for places that only have one layer of metal to drill through, to keep water from flowing in between layers of metal.

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Re: 2 Questions

Drain holes should be at the lowest point, so stuff drains out. Just find that point, drill through whatever metal is there, and insert a tube. Weld in, and you're done!
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Your oil pressure sending unit should be to the right side of the distributor.
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Re: 2 Questions

The thing that is angled off to the side to the left of the distributor in this picture. It's also strategically hidden behind the cruise control stuff so it's hard to get to.



If you're going to drill drain holes, choose the lowest spot that is out of the way and doesn't drain somewhere stupid under the truck. If you're slick you can use rubber corks to block the holes once you weld in a piece of pipe. Other people use Jeep stuff to do this.

I, myself, hose my truck out and then use a rag to persuade the water out the doors.
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Thanks. I hadn't thought of welding in a tube. I main concern was having water run in between layers of metal. If I weld in in the cab and underneath it should be good.
I'll probably be starting this project sometime this month. I will most likely go with durabak bedliner for the floor boards, because it has the rubber compound in it.
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Re: 2 Questions

my truck has a bunch of pop out drain holes already in it. i just popped these out and called it a day.
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I started ripping out the carpet yesterday and found quite a few factory drain holes with plugs. This is going to be easier than I thought.
I'm also going to rip off the interior pieces off the walls and replace with durabak. I'll try to make some $ back with them on e-bay.
More to follow........
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