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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 02, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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hi ,
my water temperature gauge isn't working anymore. i just saw that the wire that connects the gauge to the probe that dives in the water is broken. I know the gauge + wire make one whole unit. but i wonder if i could repair it without having to buy all the gauge unit again.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 02, 08:09 AM
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Just repair the wire. Use a solder type connector and heat shrink tubing. Don't forget to slide the heat shrink onto the wire before you solder (I hate it when I forget to do that). Should be good to go.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 02, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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thanks i'll do that and tell you! i didn't know what was that wire so...
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 02, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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actually it isn't an electric wire. it is a copper wire with a whole in the center, as if some fluid was (has been) in it. do you know what was in it ?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 02, 03:49 AM
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I take it that you don't have the factory gauge. It sounds like you have a mech temp gauge and the copper "wire" is really a tube with a probe on one end and a gauge on the other. I'm not sure how these are repaired.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 02, 05:19 AM
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I don't think they can be repaired. You will have to replace it.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 02, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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i think i have bad luck, because i searched on the Auto meter side about info, and it is ether that lays inside the capillar copper wire. so now it is surely impossible to repair ....
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 02, 07:36 AM
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could you send it back to the manufacturer to have it repaired? this might cost as much as a new gauge, tho.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 02, 03:19 PM
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I would just get a new gauge. To reduce the risk of breakage, get an electric temp guage.
There has been alot of posts on this and they are just as accurate as mechanical guages, also you don't have a limited length cable to worry about.
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