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Old 05-30-2007, 04:12 PM   #21
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It fooled me.
I doesn't seem to be working........or it'* reponse it is so slow now it'* almost useless.

When I first hooked it up, it swung back to 30 F (its zero point) so I thought it was good.
Then I took it for a long ride and it was warm but the gauge did not move above 90 F. Even with WOT runs to redline it would not move.

I was back on the phone with the Tech support.

Not only is that gauge obsolete, like they don't have any stock either, but they no longer produce any other sensor type air temp gauge.
He told me Autometer had not produced this gauge for two years.
I told him I had spoken to another Autometer tech in Jan/07 because the install instructions supplied had changed due to a recent model change revision that added an additional wire.

I asked him if he could refer me to their Engineering dept so they could give me instruction so I could tune the black box to the gauge myself.
I opened the old black box and there is complicated circuitry and three mini pots that look like they are adjustable.
The techie started his text book reply with.....that might be proprietary information....to which I cut him off cold with the fact it'* an obsolete part so that shouldn't matter and if Autometer was any kind of a reputable vendor...etc....
It'* still listed on their Internet site and I'll bet there are parts stores out there with a few on their shelf.

He left me on hold while he refered to a superior. When he came back on he became very accommodating, took my number and asked detailed questions.
I gave him the details of the vendor I purchased from with invoice number, date of purchase etc and he said he would get back to me.
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So I get a call last night at 8:pm from Autometer tech rep.
He told me that he got authorization to send me anther obsolete temp gauge similar to mine except it'* a double temp gauge with two probes together with a black box.
The only other difference is the range is 30 - 400 F instead of 30 - 300 F.

What will I use the other temp probe for.
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What will I use the other temp probe for. :
Drivers seat to ensure the seat heater comes up to the proper temps in the winter?

Did they tell you if the two probes are combined or seperate, same threads? Or should I be packing up a lower intake manifold (ported for Gen V) to Canada?

Best of luck on the new "obsolete" model.
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Ya Bill, I could use one as an anul thermometer for my passengers........wanna ride. :P

They are the identical probes as I now have..........so I'll have two spares or one if I shove the other one up your.......

If this gauge doesn't work, I will have until Nov/07 to bring it back where I bought it originally and get a replacement. Should give me something to do next winter.

What isn't obsolete these days after 2 or 3 years... You're probably typing on something obsolete right now.
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Well..if it works the $13 air temp sensor that GM used in their TBI motors. Easy to find and purchase locally.

That said.. I need to get this finalized this weekend and see if we can't save people some money and grief that Autometer has recently put you through.
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What will I use the other temp probe for.
Any intelligent suggestions.
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Well..it doesn't go high enough for a exhaust. You already know what ambient and intake temps are.... Fluids are possible or out of the question with these probes.

What'* left?
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Under hood temps.





I like the anal probe better.
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Is that "to be" lol
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