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 Water temp gauge Mechanical wher is a port I can use LT 1 Need some help

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PostSubject: Water temp gauge Mechanical wher is a port I can use LT 1 Need some help    Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:03 am

I want to put a real water temp gauge but a Mechanical one . Wher can I put this in my LT 1 I can not find a water port on the intake or the heads . I need a hand with this one . Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Water temp gauge Mechanical wher is a port I can use LT 1 Need some help    Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:58 am

the second temp sensor is on the block.
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PostSubject: Ted On the block where   Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:41 pm

Where on the block is it ? Thank you for your help
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PostSubject: Re: Water temp gauge Mechanical wher is a port I can use LT 1 Need some help    Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:54 pm

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the second temp sensor is on the block.

There are two locations, one on each cylinder head, between & slightly below exhaust port #s 1 & 3 - driver's side, and #s 6 & 8 - passenger's side head.
Remove the 1/4" or 3/8" pipe plug, if one is there.
Make sure your ECM is receiving an accurate signal measuring the engine operating temperature from the OEM sender.
It is a necessary data variable for all computerized engine management "decisions".
Both senders can operate independently on your car.
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PostSubject: Re: Water temp gauge Mechanical wher is a port I can use LT 1 Need some help    Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:36 pm

I was thinking more on the lines of...
Why would you want to do that (mechanical I mean)?

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PostSubject: Re: Water temp gauge Mechanical wher is a port I can use LT 1 Need some help    Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:49 pm

auto meter had a electronic gauge and all u have to do is run one wire instead of running a line in the car and havin the chance of a leak
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PostSubject: Re: Water temp gauge Mechanical wher is a port I can use LT 1 Need some help    Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:52 pm

sdstick wrote:
I was thinking more on the lines of...
Why would you want to do that (mechanical I mean)?
The factory gages are usually so far off in accuracy, its a joke.
An AutoMeter Pro-Comp unit for example is very very good, reliable & accurate.
I'd get it!
If you mean to compare a good mechanical gage to an equally good aftermarket electrical gage, then you have a valid point.
But its NOT like an oil or fuel pressure gage where hot flammable fluids are dangerously routed through the passenger cabin!
Its just an isolated capillary tube from the engine's sender to the gage, the electrical wire is there just for night illumination.
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PostSubject: Gauge    Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:53 pm

The thing is I have the set of Auto Meter gauges and I want to use them. I think I have it now and want to thank everyone for the help I needed .
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PostSubject: Re: Water temp gauge Mechanical wher is a port I can use LT 1 Need some help    Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:24 pm

Black death 13 wrote:
The thing is I have the set of Auto Meter gauges and I want to use them.....

OK, I get that.
Let us know how it goes, where you routed it, where you go thru the firewall ect...

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