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Temp gauge

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Slayer, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. Slayer

    Slayer 1/2 ton status

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    The new temperature sending unit does not work with my OEM temp gauge. The OEM gauge is '77 and the new sending unit came with my new crate motor. The guys at GM Performance are working the issue, but it's been almost a month, and no replies from the "experts" yet.
    Any ideas? I'll gladly replace my stock gauge with an Auto Meter unit if I knew that it would work with the new GM temp sending unit. But hey, at least the new motor's running good.
    L8r, Slayer


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  2. Itali83

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    You spent a lot of money on a new motor, spend a few more on autometer MECHANICAL guages, forget electric. I just installed mechanical autometer guages in my truck, check them out at my website <a target="_blank" href=http://www.bens87toy.alloffroad.com>www.bens87toy.alloffroad.com</a> I put them on my old motor with over 100K on it, so you with a new motor, DEFINITLY GET MECHANICAL! just my .07 cents.
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  3. Blazer_Boy

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    Autometer includes the senders with their gauges. I had a similar problem trying to get the large style 70's sender to work with my '82's gauge. What I did is grabbed an ohm meter and headed down to the part store. Gimme the sender that originally fit my truck and give me all the senders in the store that will fit the hole in my cylinder head. Then I just went down the line with an ohm meter till I found a match.

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