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Any way to make gauge work right?00 TA

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    Any way to make gauge work right?00 TA

    Just wondering if there is a sensor or something to make the temp gauge work correctly on my 2000 TA? I thought maybe there would be an aftermarket sensor that would make the gauge read right rather than cold normal and hot.

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    The needle pointing at the normal is the gauge reading right. (not being a SA)
    Where the needle is pointing on the word NORMAL lets you know how hot or cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticZ View Post
    The needle pointing at the normal is the gauge reading right. (not being a SA)
    Where the needle is pointing on the word NORMAL lets you know how hot or cold.
    I understand what you are saying. My gauge doesn't say normal it has numbers. It says it runs 210 but it's not. I was told by alot of people that in 2000 it is just a dummy gauge. I was thinking that there may be a sensor to make it accurate not just cold normal and hot.

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    not an expert ther but good luck with that. You could always do a dual gauge pod on the A piller

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    Yup...the 04 GTO is the same way....I just ran a guage ( real one) from a pickup off the water jacket on the passenger side head...it was just plugged....mounted the guage in a 3 guage cluster in the center of the dash....now I got real water temps...For some reason the GM engineers felt we would all freak out if we ever saw the water temps fluctuate more than 10 degrees....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Yup...the 04 GTO is the same way....I just ran a guage ( real one) from a pickup off the water jacket on the passenger side head...it was just plugged....mounted the guage in a 3 guage cluster in the center of the dash....now I got real water temps...For some reason the GM engineers felt we would all freak out if we ever saw the water temps fluctuate more than 10 degrees....
    Did you use an electric gauge or a mechanical gauge? I was going to put a mechanical gauge in but I had a hard time finding the correct fitting to go in the head. What did you use for a fitting?

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    I will look a little closer,but the last time I checked what my gauge reading is what the onboard computer is reading. In other words, my OBDII monitor shows basically the same readings my gauge does. Now that's not to say that another gauge wouldn't be more accurate and easier to read, but my 2002 Z gauge seems to work OK. I realize they do dampen the gauges, all manufacturers do that, including the fuel gauge. Try parking on a side hill, you'll notice the reading is off,and it will stay that way for quite a while. Park it on level ground and shut it off. When you restart it the reading will be more accurate and stay that way. Just an example. Watch the fuel gauge in my 63 GMC and it swings all over the place with bumps in the road, really freaks people out that aren't used to it. I can understand why they dampen them after watching others reactions, I'm used to it having driven this truck for 14 years. It is possibly inconvenient if your not used to it-but I can tell how much fuel is there just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvvette97 View Post
    Did you use an electric gauge or a mechanical gauge? I was going to put a mechanical gauge in but I had a hard time finding the correct fitting to go in the head. What did you use for a fitting?
    Electric...got the fitting from NAPA...I use all AutoMeter guages....I wanna say it was a 3/8 pipe threads in the head....the car isnt here...

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