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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2001, 06:33 PM
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Mechanical Gauges

I did some searching, and all I could really find was after instilation advice. I was wondering what brand, where to buy, amp meter vs volt meter, etc...

I need gauges, and am pretty sure mechanical gauges are going to be the easier / cheaper way to go. Any install tips, or accounts from people who have put these style gauges into a 304? Did you need extra fittings, is there anything you would have done differently?

Thanks for the input.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2001, 08:19 PM
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Re: Mechanical Gauges

Here go to this link

In the menu go to tech tips/FAQ and the Autometer's answers to your questions are there...

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2001, 12:05 AM
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I have autometer ultralight mechanical guages on my amc 401 and still can't get the temp to read right. When the Jeep is off and coolant isn't moving the guage is reading, but as soon as the engine starts up and coolant moves the guage goes to zero. I know the temp is right because I checked it with an infrared temp gun. I would go electric if I could go back. The oil gauge works fine but I don't like the idea of a tube of oil running into my jeep. Plus if you rip off the cheasy plastic line (I upgraded to copper) on the trail oil would spew everywhere.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2001, 06:47 AM
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Re: Mechanical Gauges

I second Nick C on that...I would go electric. Easy to install, and accurate enough. Save yourself some grief [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: Mechanical Gauges

A mechanical gauge is best with any kind of pressure; oil, water, air, etc. If you use a good quality electric temp. gauge, water or oil, and it's sending unit with clean wiring it should be fairly accurate. This I say is my $0.18263496. Hehe. Good Luck.

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