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Newbe 220D guy again (singsingsing) - the instrument cluster has to come out so that the speedometer and clock can get fixed. My shop guy has a small facility, so leaving the car there while the repair get done isn't going to be possible.
Is there a way to cap the oil line so I can drive 10 miles home without a disaster?
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I don't recommend this, but I had a leak in my oil sender line (due to rodents) and to stop it, I put a vice grip on the oil sender line.

It would be better if you could find a correct size nut or bolt to put in there.

Glad you realized this before starting the car!

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take a piece of quality fuel hose that will slip over the fitting , double hose clamp it at the plastic line after the fitting , put a bolt at the open hand and also double clamp it , you can drive for ever like that .
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I seem to recall having this challenge around twenty years ago, and I just removed the oil pressure gauge section from the cluster, and then screwed it back onto the oil line. It's just a mechanical bourdon tube, so that won't be part of the speedo head or clock repair. Btw, have you looked here in the archives about how to repair both items? I suspect that both have been discussed.
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Glad you realized this before starting the car!
When I first started working on my car, I did start the engine with a disconnected oil pressure sending tube staring me in the face. The results of this created a funny but upset situation.
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I seem to recall having this challenge around twenty years ago, and I just removed the oil pressure gauge section from the cluster, and then screwed it back onto the oil line. It's just a mechanical bourdon tube, so that won't be part of the speedo head or clock repair. Btw, have you looked here in the archives about how to repair both items? I suspect that both have been discussed.
Best solution to the problem.

No worries about crushing the line, leaking clamps, etc.
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