Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: North Coast, NSW
Temp gauge capillary
Hey guys, trying to fit an autometer 2 1/16 mech temp gauge..
wondering what you guys have done to over-come the whole size needed in the firewall to route the capillary tube?
It wants about a 22mm hole cut for the end to fit through?
and couple things;
-can the tubing be removed from gauge? would make routing easier!
because i have my gauge on the inside of cab, how do they think 6ft is long enough? because routing around near the battery and then through the firewall near the oil sender neeeds near 10ft of length..
unless I run it through the firewall and straight over my motor to the thermo housing, I dont have a chance!!
running the tubing over the motor would cause heat problems i am thinking?
So is it possible to get it made longer? or buy a longer one or do I have to loose out on this one and buy the 12ft version that only reads 120-240F instead?
or electric gauge?
I admit I didn't think of the length because of was just picturing going over the motor :( but i was surprised the gauge it attached to the gauge!