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Old 09-20-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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oil sending unit for 85 MoHo?

looking for a part number or source for the oil sending unit on an 85 454 345 motorhome any ideas our mechanic thinks it will be hard to find thanks
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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It only has to match the input (ohm) of the gauge, and of course the threads on engine.
Does not have to be an original GM or AS part.
First try AutoZone/Advance, if no luck with them go to NAPA.
They should figure out a match.
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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Ron and Debbie,
Tell your mechanic to look it up under 1985 Chevy Truck P30 with a 454.

Any NAPA, AutoZone, PepBoys etc will have one. There are typically two versions; one is a pressure sender and one is a switch for the idiot light. I replaced both of mine just for good measure. Neither was expensive.
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:15 PM   #4
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Delco part number is U1801A for the sender with the light, and D1829 for the sender with the gauge.
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:27 AM   #5
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Thanks

I knew someone would know!!
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:56 PM   #6
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hmm... watch your wallet with that mechanic. Not sure I'd be spending quality time with someone who didn't recognize a 454 Chevy when he saw one....let alone quality money! Parts for our chassis are easy to find and if you look close they don't have to cost an arm and a leg. The best consumer is an informed consumer!
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hmm... watch your wallet with that mechanic. Not sure I'd be spending quality time with someone who didn't recognize a 454 Chevy when he saw one....let alone quality money! Parts for our chassis are easy to find and if you look close they don't have to cost an arm and a leg. The best consumer is an informed consumer!
Glen,

That's easy for you to say. Try finding the same for a 370 Gillig. The engine and tranny are fairly simple, but the rest of the info wasn't barely mentioned even in the Airstream manuals. Keeps saying to "see Gillig manual".

I guess if you want a full-sized Blimp, you have to expect certain inconveniences when you go for parts .
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