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Tranny Temp Sender Unit Install

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigBadJap, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. BigBadJap

    BigBadJap Registered Member

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    I was thinking about adding a tranny temp gauge to my Jimmy and was wondering if brazing/welding the temp sender unit into the pan is the only way to do it?
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    1) B&M tranny temp gauges come with a t-fitting that you put in your cooling lines right next to the tranny. This involves cutting the line with a tubing cutter and putting in the compression piece.

    2) You can thread the autometer sender into the pressure port on the driver's side of the tranny.

    3) This is what I did. I've got an autometer with an 1/8" NPT sending unit. I drilled a hole in the pan, tapped it with the proper tap, screwed in the sender, then went around the sender on the outside with JB weld. Works great! Pic 1 Pic 2
     

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