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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:26 am 
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what does everyone prefer mech.or electrical? for ,oil,water,fuel,trans?

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 Post subject: Re: gauges
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:34 am 
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I like the electric gauges. Easier & cleaner install and you don't have to worry about a mess inside the car if line or gauge fails.

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:44 am 
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X2 what Chuck sad =;

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 Post subject: Re: gauges
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:59 am 
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Chuck makes some valid arguments for the electric gauges.

In the past I've mostly run mechanical gauges. Part of the reason is because a mechanical oil pressure gauge is much cheaper than an electric one as you have to have the sending unit to go with it to make it work and will add around $30 to that gauge price. That and I've always thought that mechanical gauges were more accurate, which may not necessarily be the case.

On this dragster I have I chose to use an electric temperature gauge because of the PITA of running the mechanical gauge capilary tube back to the engine. It was much simpler to just run an 18ga wire to that sender and be done with it. However on that car I do have both a mecanical oil pressure gauge as that cap tube was already run down the frame rail so I just used it instead of spending money on a mecahnical one and I also have an oil pressure warning light on the dash on that car as I figured out that I don't have time to look at a gauge down track anyway.

I do think that you'll find that most PPL run mechanical gauges though if for no other reason than it's what they've always done.

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 Post subject: Re: gauges
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:08 am 
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Ken0069 wrote:
That and I've always thought that mechanical gauges were more accurate, which may not necessarily be the case.


I think it used to be that way but the new gauges and senders are just as accurate as the mechanical stuff now.

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 Post subject: Re: gauges
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:59 pm 
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gearhead1011 wrote:
I think it used to be that way but the new gauges and senders are just as accurate as the mechanical stuff now.

I can believe this, but I'd still like to see some proof.


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