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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-08-1999, 01:57 PM
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Temperature Gauge Question

I was looking for a mechanical water temp gauge for my '89 Wrangler -I6 and noticed most of the gauges in the 4WD Catalog were not compatible with the AMC 6cyl. Most were Autometer. What is the deal here, I thought they were installed in the same place as the sending unit using a piece of threaded pipe and a joint. Can someone shed some light on the problem with AMC 6cyl installation of temp gauges?

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Re: Temperature Gauge Question

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Just guessing on this, but if it is anything like our 304, the problem is that the hole that the electric sender goes in is too tiny to take a bulb for the direct-reading gauge. There is a larger hole in the manifold, but it has the CTO valve in it. I guess you could tee in under the heater hose, but even that is taken by some smog setups with another CT valve tee'd in under the heater water outlet.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-10-1999, 04:00 PM
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Re: Temperature Gauge Question

There are two 3/8 pipe plugs on the drivers side,lower engine block that you could use to install a mecanical temp guage. You will probably need an adapter from autometer or stewart/warner to fit the 3/8 pipe. I used one in a V-8 AMC with no problem. (same size pipe plug)

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