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Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: So. Jersey
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Re: Transmission temp and Vacume gauge ?\'s
I'm all for any and all gauges. I have a vacuum gauge. I special ordered a Stewart-Warner, however Autometer's movement is correct(swings backward-counterclockwise). It will quickly tell if something is amiss. Temp. gauge for an auto tranny. is good. Heat is a killer for them, but they have a temp. range. Too cold and fluid won't lube enough or transmit pressure quickly. I had a mechanical oil P. gauge(stock) in a '72 Blazer. When I went around a bend if the needle hesitated or bounced it was time to add oil. One of my pet peeves is the use of voltmeters instead of ammeters. An ammeter will tell you the same thing a voltmeter will and more. Another good one is a fuel pressure gauge with the sensor just before carb. Low fuel pressure can cause some squirrelly things to happen. I don't need the dash looking like a 747 cockpit, but I do like to see and analyze a problem before it gets critical. The fuel/air gauge gives an approximate ratio. I kept the O2 sensor and the wire is run to the dash. I want to get a digital volmeter(0-1.0 V.), needs to operate on 12 volts.