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Old 01-07-2012, 01:47 PM
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Couple Gauge Questions

I'm looking at this set of gauges and have quick question

Auto Meter 7072 - Auto Meter Z-Series Diesel Truck Analog Gauge Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com

I read somewhere on here about needing an adapter for the transmission temp probe so it will fit correctly into the pressure test port, anybody have a part number or something I could reference off of.

And, does the price on those seem like a good deal, it seemed pretty good to me.

Oh, and the truck is bone stock, other than a 4 inch pipe
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:33 AM
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If I remember correctly my Autometer trans temp gauge came with the correct fitting to go right into the tranny threaded hole.....Fred
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:41 AM
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Thanks man, I assume you mean the same port I'm talking about on the left side of the case, just in front of the shift linkage?
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:55 AM
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Yep that's it. They send the water temp gauge, trans temp gauge (which are the same with diff names), and most others with the senders and adapters.
I can see the sender in the pic. That is everything but the paint to match the pod to interior color and the wire from the trans temp sender to gauge and all the internal wiring I bet.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:31 AM
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Awesome, so I'll just track down the wiring I need (or build my own harness) after I get the gauges. Shouldn't be too hard to do then, as my exhaust manifold already has an EGT probe in it, from the Edge Evo. tuner it used to have. (was already there when I bought the truck). I'll just turn that one out and install the supplied probe. Drilling and tapping the intake spider doesn't bother me, either.

That Edge programmer quit working last summer, and I didn't like it too much anyway, as the transmission has a shift kit in it and when I'd load any of the files other than stock, it would shift way too hard for my liking. I like a firm shift, not something that rattles my teeth lol.

I'm looking forward to putting these in the truck, when I can (why must tuition eat my money )
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:48 AM
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Yea the wiring isn't hard. Just do it right the first time cause it's annoying to have to redo it. Like I did.
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Yea, wiring isn't too bad...until something shorts lol.

I got to thinking, the wiring for those gauges in the picture may be hiding behind the pillar and gauges. That would make the wiring even easier

Just a question on the transmission temps sender, what kind of wiring connection does it have, like a plug or does it just use a ring terminal of some sort?
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:28 PM
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That would be sweet.
You'll see when you get it.
Actually here: Auto Meter
It'll look like that. So ground is the threads in the test port and you run one wire to the gauge.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:51 PM
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Cool. Yea, I'll just run my own wire for that then.

Gonna order them before too long. Might as well put cab light on it while I've got the pillar and light switch apart. (I've done those on a different truck before, using the 20 dollar set from advanced auto, I like how those look and they work great. Simply made sure to seal them with a little silicone)
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Make sure you ground all wires real good too, 12 volt systems need to be grounded good.....it will avoid problems later.....Fred
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