Gauge suggestions

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by MustangChris, May 25, 2010.

  1. MustangChris

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    they are most commonly used on diesel, they are used to measure exhaust temps... i wasnt sure how applicable they were on gas engines... .. .

    a mechanical oil temp, or a mechanical coolant temp gauge?



    yea they do. thats why im not going to pulley mine much... .. just turn into a heater :p

    most accurate automotive clocks on the market :p

    hmmmmm... i dont want a blown headgasket...

    and im going to do a little more research on gauges... seems like oil temp is a good choice.. ;-) lol.
     
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    thanks for the heads up Matt, I'll pass on the pyros....

    Thanks for the pics!! that looks like a pretty clean, easy install.
     
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    M.C. you need a mechanical oil preusre gage and a mechanical water temp gage. If you were running a automatic I would say get a trans temp gage.
     
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    alrighty.
    F/P, O/P, H2O temp, boost/vac, and wideband.
    sounds like a good batch of awesome to me... thanks for the help guys!
     
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    personally id go with an electric.
     
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    Electric what?
     
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    el oh el.

    i think he means a volt gauge. :p and duffy also suggested that as well. I'll see if i can find space for it... .. . . :-/ maybe outside, bolted to my rear-view-mirror... :-[
     
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    You going automatic?

    if so +50 to what matt said about a Trans Temp gauge, and you should add an aftermarked cooler to, they're less than 100 bucks...
    (that's what Dal is doing) :afro:
     
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    well Dal is Waaaaay too " :icon_rr: " for MustangChris.... i cant afford an awesome shiney automatic transmission... :-( so the trans temp gauge will not be required.

    looks like:

    volt meter
    H2O temp
    Boost/vacuum
    -all on A-pillar, in that order top to bottom

    Oil pressure (purchased yesterday :headbang:)
    fuel pressure
    - all on gauge bezzle, in that order left to right

    wideband
    -under sterio in front of shifter.




    -.- i really didnt want so many gauges... i think they look ricer when you have 1000 gauges... but... oh well :p ill probably do a more custom set up when im more educated in the automotive world... relocate alot of these to inside the OEM cluster area...


    thanks everyone for your help.... another piece to the puzzle will fall into place. :-D
     
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    no no, Chris is :icon_rr: with a Tat undernieth.
     
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    hahahah. everytime i get a haircut the barber is like "wtf?" lolooolol
     
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    cool beans!
     
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    oh. Adam, i have an electric Fuel pressure gauge. but thats it... only one that needs to be electric, as far as i know.
     
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    Much cleaner... and why would you want to run any fluid line in to your car? :drunken_smilie:
     
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    haha. i agree its cleaner.


    and getting sprayed in the face with hot fluids scares me :-( lol.

    Ive also been told that mechanical are more accurate...

    either way, i started by buying whatevers cheapest used. lol.
     
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    Mechanical gages are more accurate and reliable. If you copper tubing and run the lines properly, you will never have a problem. Never use the cheap platic tubing that comes with the gages.
     
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    10-4 Matt. Thanks!

    is there any way to get a mechanical FP gauge under the hood and my electronic in the cabin?
     
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    They make mechanical fuel presure gages. You just have to go buy it.