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Old 07-28-2010, 04:11 PM
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digital vs mechanical

I know glowshifts have a bad rap, so that aside... are digital gauges any good? or are mechanical gauges more accurate? just using glowshifts as an example.. thanks in advance

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Old 07-29-2010, 07:01 AM
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tried using the search but a million things come up
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As long as its a good quality gauge digital or analog doesnt matter.

Ask far as accuracy between the two. My CTS is usuallly spot on with my analog trans temp gauge
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id like to get a cts but $$ is a little tight
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I gave up on digital gauges after numorous LED failures. They were Cyberdynes. The LEDs would gradually burn out one at a time till I was guessing what the readout was. This was on my old 6.9. Thought I'd give them another try 10 years later so I got their voltmeter for my 7.3, LEDs began to fail after only a couple weeks!
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I like analog (mechanical) gauges. A needle high or low on a scale will tell me more with a quick glance than just a number.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:42 PM
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Yep you are right about that. I can remember when I had my digitals I would always be looking at the numbers however when there's a lot going on in the cab and on the road I would find my brain did not always process the information, or I would just keep thinking the number like when you are trying to remember a tape rule measurement while walking around looking for your saw. With the analog you just get used to how they read and you will notice anything abnormal at a glance.
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Electronic analog gauges are best. Mechanical gauges will fail quicker from the vibration of a diesel.
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whats wrong with glowshifts??? i have 4,and ive had them for like 8 months..i have had no probs outta mine yet,i hope i didnt make a 300$ mistake i bought em for the mech side of it but also like the 7 diffrent colors it changes
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whats wrong with glowshifts??? i have 4,and ive had them for like 8 months..i have had no probs outta mine yet,i hope i didnt make a 300$ mistake i bought em for the mech side of it but also like the 7 diffrent colors it changes
I don't know anything about Glowshift gauges, other than they look cool and I was tempted to get them.
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