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water temp gauge hookup help

can anyone tell/show/help me hook up my water gauge .
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can you tell me how to do it and where the sincer goes
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you have to remove the plate shown in Abrannan19's photo above. drill and tap the plate with a 1/8 NPT tap. Be careful to install the sensor where it wont interfere with any of the internals the cap covers.

Hey Abrannan19, what kind of numbers are you seeing on your gauge? I tow a 6k# trailer and when I pull a grade with egt's steady 9-10 the coolant temp rises to around 220. the temp even rose to about 225 at one point and I smelled a little coolant, am I pushing too hard?
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I was just on my trip to California. While I was towing these hills, I'm about 900-1000 on the EGT's and 215-220 on the coolant. Plus the truck/trailer gross was about 20,000 lbs.

I have a coolant guage on the pillar, but the probe is in the upper radiator line. I want the probe in the best location possible. Is there any pictures of the finished set up? I just don't want to mess anything up.

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How accurate is this location?


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I put mine in the drivers side block.
There is a plug you can pull out and install the sender. You will loose some fluid.
You get to it from under the truck near the rear of the block.

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Hey thanks, work&play!

How hot have you had the coolant when towing? And how heavy were you?

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Hey thanks, work&play!

How hot have you had the coolant when towing? And how heavy were you?

Thanks again.
I have a daily weight of 12,000 lbs and it stays around 190*-200*
When I tow I have come out of the rock pit with my dump trailer at a gross of 23,000 and the highest I have seen was about 210* in the summer.

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I'm thinking that the temp will be different in the block than in the upper radiator hose.

I'm going to do the change to put the probe in the side of the block.


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