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chaddyg8

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temp gauge repair?
« on: January 10, 2018, 04:41:40 PM »
My temp gauge doesn't work. I just installed a new sun-pro gauge. My question is? Does anyone repair the old factory gauges? or is there a way to repair them? I'am asking because my factory gauge looks brand new. thanks

Interceptor398

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Re: temp gauge repair?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 05:32:03 PM »
I do not know of anyone repairing them but I too wish the wood be.

mswyka

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Re: temp gauge repair?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 06:09:45 PM »
I have had a few fail in my hands, there is a faint smell of alcohol and then it won't read any more.  While I have not studied on it, it appears that there is fluid in the lead that communicates some combination of temperature and/or pressure to the read-out dial.

Now, with that said, if they could put that stuff in there to begin with, there should be a way to replace it, sort of like Freon in an air conditioning unit.
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Lloyd (ljm)

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Re: temp gauge repair?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 05:48:36 AM »
 The liquid used in the temperature gauge lead is Ether.

 Yes they are repairable. But it takes some dollars to pay someone. Or a very brave person to solder the tube back together after they have it filled with Ether.


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gixxer6

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Re: temp gauge repair?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 06:52:46 AM »
I would think the first thing you'd need to do is determine where the ether leaked out before refilling it.