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SweetWagon

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Hi,
I'm considering getting a cheap aftermarket temp gauge as i dont really trust the one on it, so 2 questions, where can i mount it?? im right on the wiring side of things but im guessing it will use the original factory gauge sender location, but will it come with the correct fitting or will i have to get some sort of thread converter fitting??

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i don't see what is wrong with the gauge on the dash. i am sure i am will get told i am wrong but i find mine really reliable. never had any trouble at all. also ya wouldn't use the sender that is there now. ya would use one suited to the new gauge. if you are going to put a new gauge in your car i wouldn't go buying a cheap one as it may not be as good as the one on the dash..
 

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i don't see what is wrong with the gauge on the dash. i am sure i am will get told i am wrong but i find mine really reliable. never had any trouble at all. also ya wouldn't use the sender that is there now. ya would use one suited to the new gauge. if you are going to put a new gauge in your car i wouldn't go buying a cheap one as it may not be as good as the one on the dash..
The factory one is ok, but mine along with all the others are sticky, The reason for an aftermarket one is that is gives an actual reading and I dont have to keep smackin it. If i can get one cheap enough I might see what I can do and post it up for ya's.
 

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my temp gauge is good. just the fuel gauge shits me.. i would still be buying a good one not a cheap one. but i do see your point now though..
 

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Just went out and checked prices for a gauge today, around $40-60 for a good electrical one, only like $25 for a mechanical but i dont want to run a mechanical. Might just have to wait around for a sale. I'm doin a thermostat today becuase I think thats also causing low temperature readings
 

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Yea the mechanical gauges are more of a headache than anything.
 

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Im getting my auto-meter watertemp in this weekend, I tell all my freinds to get a seperate gauge for water/oil etc.. I dont trust the dash as far as i can throw it :)

I want real number readings not lines.
 
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