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I have an A pillar gauge pod for my A/F gauge but now I have an empty hole. I have an Oil or Water temp gauge lying around. My question is should I use it as an oil temp or water temp? My car is not FI.
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I would go for oil temp, but that's just me.

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I would go for oil temp, but that's just me.
Same here...oil temp would be my choice

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it depends on what concerns you may have depending on use, but you are probably have more issues or troubleshooting the cooling system than the oil system and an aftermarket coolant temp gauge will be more accurate than the stock dummy one.

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whats the best way to tap into the cooling system?
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I put mine on the hard pipe on the passenger side that leads up to the upper radiator hose but that required welding an adaptor in place for the sensor.

an easy way would be to cut the upper hose and use an adapter like this


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QUOTE (westpak @ Dec 27 2008, 01:20 PM)
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an easy way would be to cut the upper hose and use an adapter like this

Damnit, why couldn't I find one of those 2 years ago working on my other car Z!o: I had to buy two Chevy Small Block thermostat housings, drill and tap one of them for the sending unit, then put them back to back with a few bolts and a hand-made gasket. ugh....

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i'd go oil since you already have a factory water temp gauge, especially if you plan on forced induction. Having 2 of the same gauges would annoy me.

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