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post #1 of 6 Old 01-24-2011, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant temp gauge

Whats the best place to put my new autometer coolant temp sending unit.
I pulled the plug out of the motor under the driverside exhaust manifold no go its not a pipe thread. Need help Thanks

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buy a coolant filter kit, the filter heads have blank ports that you have to put pipe caps on, you could put the sender there, thats what im doing ince i get the gauge kit for it
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That's where i put mine, but the sensor the autometer gauge came with wouldn't ground out through the filter housing. so i had to buy a different sensor with a pigtail that had the two wires instead of just one so i could ground it to the battery. now it works perfectly

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I used the drain port on the drivers side of the block. Im used the isspro gauge/sender/adapter. works great and temps are dead on.

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Yah i wanted to put it on the side of the block. didnt realize it was metric thread untill about a half a gal of coolant in the face later. lol how much do those adapters run?

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i think dieselmanor had them for like 5 bucks or something cheap like that.

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