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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2002, 09:02 AM
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Aftermarket Temperature Gauges?

I purchased a mechanical temp. gauge for the Zuk this weekend and cannot find a suitable place to mount it. The instructions say to drill a 7/8 inch hole into the block. Anyone else out there dealt with this? Where should I put it? I am not comfortable drilling out a monster hole in the intake or the block........
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2002, 09:37 AM
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Re: Aftermarket Temperature Gauges?

On the intake manifold below the right side of the carburetor is a coolant activated vacuum port thing. I removed the two vacumm lines from that and spliced them together, then I remove that vacumme port thingy. This is where I installed my mechanic gauge temperature sensor. That coolant activated vacuum port thing controls allowing vacumm to the distributor only when the engine is warm, so now my vacuum advance works when the engine is warm or cold. No bid deal.

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Scarily enough I think I know what coolant activated vacuum port thing your talking about [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

But just in case...pics? (or I could take a pic since mine is still there.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2002, 10:36 AM
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Re: Aftermarket Temperature Gauges?

Pics would be nice!
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Did you have to drill or did it bolt up?
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Re: Aftermarket Temperature Gauges?

Heres a pic. The circle to left is what I believe to be the coolant activated vacuum port thing he is talking about. The circle on right is the stock temp sender (I believe). Mine isn't working at the moment either so I am interested in this as well. I want to add at least a temp gauge and a oil pressure gauge. Anyone know where the oil pressure sender goes?
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2002, 10:53 AM
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Re: Aftermarket Temperature Gauges?

Under the exhaust manifold, on the block. you will see an old sender there with a wire coming out of it.
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Re: Aftermarket Temperature Gauges?

You got it. That is the thingy that I was talking about.

On the drivers side of the block is where the Oil pressure sending unit is. I removed the sending unit, and hooked up the oil pressure gauge line there. With the wire disconnected from the oil pressure sending unit, the light on the dash is off.

Works for me.

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So your gauge bolted right into that hole??
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Re: Aftermarket Temperature Gauges?

I don't think there wer ever any pics posted, but try a search for this question from about 2-3 months ago. One of the guys put a 'T' into a heater hose, added a short piece of hose to the 'T' and inserted the temp guage bulb into the hose.

Seems a feasible solution. I've been wanting to add guages to mine and the same issue has kept me from pusuing it too hard. But I rather like the 'T' idea.

Also, most auto parts places have a metric add-on kit that has adapters to make your bulb fit into metric holes. AZ is about $4.
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