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Coolant temp gauge install

I just bought the electric short sweep autometer C2 water temp gauge from Raul series number 7137 and i was wondering where the best place would be to install the sender. I have heard of a port that i can just screw the sender in to and i have also heard of people tapping into somewhere else. Any help on this?

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There is a port on the driver side. You can get to it from under your truck.
You will lose some coolant, Ask me how I know LOL.

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There is a port on the driver side. You can get to it from under your truck.
You will lose some coolant, Ask me how I know LOL.

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Yep thats where I put mine. I bought that fitting from diesel manor too. The plug was pretty tight when I went to install the new one.
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That's a nice post, thanks!


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Thanks. That helped a lot.

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thats where i put it also, and dont do it when the truck is semi-warm, it isn't fun

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Besides using a port on the block, you can probaby drill and tap your intake manifold right next to where the EGR sits. I wish I thought about this two days ago when my intake was sitting on my bench in the garage. Ill have to look again, but I think its do-able while its on the truck.

Also, you will be closer to the oil cooler. If you are monitoring oil temp as well, I think this spot would be ideal.

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