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aftermarket gas gauge????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by the fall guy, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. the fall guy

    the fall guy Registered Member

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    Is there someplace I can get a aftermarket gas gauge for my 85 k5 or do I have to go to a scrap yard....the gm dealer told me that they don't sell or make them anymore from gm.
    Thanks
    Nick
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    you can get them through any place that sells aftermarket guages. you'll need a 0-90 ohm guage.
     
  3. orangeGMC

    orangeGMC 1/2 ton status

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    Would that be the same guage for a 78 and an 81?
     
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    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    Yes. All Chevy gauges are 0-90ohm and should all be the same form 73-87.
     
  5. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The gauge will work, but I believe the script on the gauge face and the needle won't match the other gauges. I thought '79 or '80 was the changeover to the newer gauge script. There were changes even after that, but not to the extent of needle color and color of the writing.
     
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    I have dual tanks and wanted to have dual guages so I don't have to switch tanks just to see how much fuel I got.
     
  7. flatline

    flatline 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, I was wondering the same thing, is it possible to wire up a gauge to each tank then remove the stock gauge and use the empty space for a 5" tach.
     

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