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Mechanical Temp Gauge Installation

anton1o

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Just after some help on installing an Autometer Mechanical Temp Gauge...

Ive been to autobarn, and they have said you cannot use a T-Piece and run it into the Radiator Pipe.. Saying either into the block or thru a thermostat..

More info/pics would be awesome if you have done this before :)

Thanks!
 

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i had a mechanical temp gauge (before i broke the pipe off the bac)
a t-peice will work but but you will need to have it screw into where the temp sender screws into then screw the gauges into that
 

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Do you have a picture of that spot? Are you saying the sender that is used in the dash?
 

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Keep in mind that mechanical temperature and pressure gauges are defectable items if they are mounted inside the cabin.

It is illegal to have a non-factory high-temperature or high-pressure line running into the cabin, as it is deemed dangerous in the event of an accident.

Electrical temperature and pressure gauges ARE legal for in-cabin usage. If you're mounting it on the bonnet, then as far as I know you can use either.
 

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How are police officers meant to know the gauge is Mechanical..? Its going to be mounted in the Din-Slot so they wont even see the wiring comming off it..
 

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Keep in mind that mechanical temperature and pressure gauges are defectable items if they are mounted inside the cabin.

It is illegal to have a non-factory high-temperature or high-pressure line running into the cabin, as it is deemed dangerous in the event of an accident.

Electrical temperature and pressure gauges ARE legal for in-cabin usage. If you're mounting it on the bonnet, then as far as I know you can use either.
what about mechanical boost gauges,
they only use a vacuum line.
is this still defectable?
 

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