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|Intsalling a Temperature Gauge||Andre||9-12-02|
|I have a 1996 ford 460 engine in a e-350 van chassis. Recently I have had eratic sweeps in my engine teperature on the factory gauge. I did a radiator cleaning, replaced hoses and thermostat. It had a electrical temp gauge (factory). I took out this gauge and installed a mechanical gauge in its place. My question is, how do I hook up both gauges to work. Is there another spot on the manifold where I can put the mechanical gauge and put the electrical gauge back in its original place.??????|
|Re: Intsalling a Temperature Gauge||jim||2-2-03|
|I have a 84 ford 460 I have replaced temperature sending unit in engine block and thermostat. The temperature gauge in the panel is going over to the right when motor started. Have disconnected the cap from temperature sending unit in engine block and guage still goes over to the right it appears to be electrical do you think it is the gauge that is faulty|
|Re: Intsalling a Temperature Gauge||Joe||9-13-02|
|There may be, but you will have to look hard for it. Sometimes we have to remove a fitting for the heater hose and install a "T" in the line.|
|Re: Intsalling a Temperature Gauge||Mark O.||9-21-02|
|If there is room, you may want to just put a 'T' in the same hole. That way you will know both gauges are displaying the same temp.|
Factory gauges can be tempermental, particularly if they have gotten damp. Sometimes changing the sending unit is sufficient but if changing the sending unit doesn't fix the problem changing the gauge is the only fix.
I have found the installation of a quality mechanical gauge and eliminating the factory gauge is the easiest and quickest fix to getting reliable readings on what is going on under the hood.
Good luck and happy trails.
|Re: Intsalling a Temperature Gauge||Behnood||7-4-03|
|How a temperature gauge installed?|