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Old 12-24-2003, 00:25   #1 (permalink)
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aftermarket temp guages HELP!!

How do they work? Do they use your current temp sender and wiring? If this is the case does that mean that all temp guages use a common standard for measurement?

The reason i ask is that my XF now has a V8 and the temp seems like it works but reads really high. It starts off at the bottoms but goes off the chart within 15 minutes.

How can I check to see if its reading correctly?

thanks a lot.
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Re: aftermarket temp guages HELP!!

All of the autometer water temp elec gauges come with senders, but the mechanical ones actually plug into the inlet manifold. Hope this was helpful.
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Re: aftermarket temp guages HELP!!

Yes that does help, Ill have to buy a new one I think, that way the gauge matches the sender.
They are electrical in stock form arent they?
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Re: aftermarket temp guages HELP!!

You can get either, electric or mechanical, everyone i know has got mechanical, it makes it easier to installas there is only copper tube coming of the gauge, with electric u have to run wires etc to the sender, from the gauge to ur ignition power.
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