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Technical Water temp gauge & switch

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 36roadster, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. I want to run the original temp light together with an electric gauge. If I fit a "T" into the head where the original temp. light switch was, fit the switch on one side, and fit a sender to the other side, will this give me accurate results?
    I'm thinking that the sensors are not in the water jacket, and will read lower temperatures.
  2. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,251


    Can you put one sensor in each head? So that they are each in the water jacket.
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  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,308


    you could do an experiment, first remove the light sender and install the gauge sender, and get a feel for how hot the engine runs under different conditions. Then remove the gauge sender and install the T and both senders, and see how it compares.

    there are a lot of variables here, so it's hard to predict how it will work. But you can test it, and know for sure how it works.
  4. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 783


    I'd think it would be fine, super small inaccuracy if any. Unless you put 12" of pipe on there.

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