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Old 07-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default Is there a water temp gauge that's not ground senstive and accurate?

I want a dirt cheap, simple gauge that is accurate, uses a single-wire sender, and preferably black. I must be either full-sweep or digital.

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Oh, and the gauge needs to be as poverty as possible because cars are stupid and I like bicycles now.
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whats wrong with the stock one? You can mod the stock gauge so its linear (or pretty damn close).

I am happy with my VDO sensors so far.
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Check the wires from the sensor to the gauge. When I installed my MXT-L a few weeks ago I noticed my wires had been rubbed through and were probably touching my frame. I think that is why mine was reading off. See if that is causing yours to be off.
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Oh, and the gauge needs to be as poverty as possible because cars are stupid and I like bicycles now.
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VDO Vision - in the stock the stock location at the back of the head. You'll need to run an NPT tap through the threads. Not sure how much fun that's going to be with the engine in the car.

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whats wrong with the stock one? You can mod the stock gauge so its linear (or pretty damn close).
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whats wrong with the stock one? You can mod the stock gauge so its linear (or pretty damn close).
how do dis?
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there is a pictured guide that might be easier for hustler. you can google it, its on m.net I think.
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VDO Vision - in the stock the stock location at the back of the head. You'll need to run an NPT tap through the threads. Not sure how much fun that's going to be with the engine in the car.
My **** is already tapped for it.

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Check the wires from the sensor to the gauge. When I installed my MXT-L a few weeks ago I noticed my wires had been rubbed through and were probably touching my frame. I think that is why mine was reading off. See if that is causing yours to be off.
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there is a pictured guide that might be easier for hustler. you can google it, its on m.net I think.
I want real information, not "oh it's kinda, sorta like 210, maybe 215*f, maybe blown-up. I don't have the time or energy to solder **** on a board for the first time in my life and make mistakes.

Jeffman's VDO gauges are just as crappy and broken as the ones I had in the VW, plus I want full-sweep.

I'm probably getting the AEM one from TSE unless anyone has a better idea.
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I'm probably getting the AEM one from TSE unless anyone has a better idea.
You did say cheap. Where are the cheap, full sweep AEM gauges?

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You did say cheap. Where are the cheap, full sweep AEM gauges?

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There are so few decent full-sweep gauges, and I'm so happy with the AEM UEGO WB gauge, that I'll spend the money I guess.
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Or maybe since your car is green...




I just really like the programmable alarms for high water temp.
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lolol fagsport
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Those aren't TERRIBLE gauges, but they're HIGHLY ground sensitive.

I ran dedicated grounds for mine to new spots on the chassis very close to the battery, and when i turn on my headlights, my water temps "magically" jump up 10F.
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