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Hi there guys i was going to buy an autometer water temp gauge for my XB with a 351 C just for extra reassurance that my temp is ok. Can i tap into my existing wiring from my standard sender unit or do i have to install a different sender unit specifically for the autometer gauge? I would like to keep my factory one going as well. Is this possible?

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Re: Autometer water temp gauge

You will probably need a separate sender. There are plenty of points to add an additional sender and you get the benefit of an independent reading

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oh ok, thats great, where can i add an additional sender unit?
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Re: Autometer water temp gauge

there isnt plenty of points at all. If you are going to use a electric gauge you do need the new sender but if you install a mechanical gauge you can tap it into the top of the thermostat housing if you use a xc style housing (right angle) and still retain the standard gauge, if you choose to do this you will be amazed at how poor the factory gauge is, it dosent give anything more than an indication at best.
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Re: Autometer water temp gauge

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there isnt plenty of points at all. If you are going to use a electric gauge you do need the new sender but if you install a mechanical gauge you can tap it into the top of the thermostat housing if you use a xc style housing (right angle) and still retain the standard gauge, if you choose to do this you will be amazed at how poor the factory gauge is, it dosent give anything more than an indication at best.

Is this the best place to take the reading from ????

The factory unit takes an average temp from the front of the block. If you tap into the stat housing, you might be getting a "colder" than actual reading.
I'd rather the hotter reading........to be sure, to be sure as they say.

Only guessing here ?????
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if he wants to retain the original gauge theres no choice, but thats an interesting point ESP although I think its only an issue untill the thermostat opens
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