Ok so I switched the sensor connections back to their original positions, and I get the original warning lights. The CEL comes on - check the code and its 1223, The Oil Pressure light comes back up slowly and the engine temperature makes its way to hot (but not into the red zone)
Now don't get me wrong, I switched the connectors to see if perhaps the guy before me had mixed something up - doesn't look like it though. But the 1223 error is making me crazy. I tried testing the wire from end to end for continuity on the connector... but didnt get anywhere, (to do this I unclipped the DME computer and tried testing the sensor leads from that end to the connector- got nothing, perhaps I did it wrong)
The Oil Pressure though I know whats going on, theres a leak in one of the gaskets around the cylinders. I changed my spark plugs recently and found oil on all of them from inside the cylinder... so I'm looking at either blown valve cover gasket, head gasket or bad piston rings...blahhh.
Anywho...I have no doubts about why the temperature gauge is climbing to hot being connected to the oil leakage, but I do want to stomp on the sensor bug before I put down the coin to change the gaskets (heres hoping its only the ones on top and not the rings
Any suggestions as to how to check the wiring for the Coolant Temperature Sensor connection would be appreciated and any advice on the oil leaking into the cylinders is also invaluable...