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Guages: Mechanical vs Electrical

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Which is a better gauge to use, a mechanical one or an electrical one? Which are easier to install, more accurate, more reliable, etc...

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electric are easier to install, mechanical are more accurate.

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I agree that mechcanical are more accurate. The standard plastic tube that comes with a mechcanical oil pressure gauge scares the snot
out of me. I've too many of these crack do to getting brittle with age. On mine I have a braided stainless steel hose to go from the fitting on the
block to the back of the gauge. You can get these from Auto Meter. Now I just have to find the time to install it.

I'm wondering how you go about installing a mechanical oil pressure gauge


The new electrical gauges are pretty accurate. If they are note as accurate as mechanical then I'd say they are pretty close. I would go electrical since they are so much easier to route and maintain of necessary.


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