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Old 03-29-2009, 03:59 PM
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Autometer trans temp gauge, can I take apart?

I have a mechanical trans temp gauge thats been in the car for about 15+ years. It has the 1/4" thick sealed tubing which goes from the gauge to a little aluminum block that you run the trans fluid through so it can read the temperature. Normally, you disconnect at the aluminum block thing and then run your tubing through the dash, around the engine compartment etc. and reconnect at the aluminum.

My problem is, I want to move the gauge now. Theres a bolt on the back of the gauge that comes off and I have access to the metal tubing that goes into the meter. The tubing is glued (or so it appears) into the rear of the meter and that bolt doesnt hold a damn thing. The bolt hole itself is actually twice as large as the tubing and cant possibly hold anything together.

Question: is it possible to remove the tubing from the rear of the gauge and then reconnect after I move the gauge or is that all 1 sealed system???

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A mechanical trans temp gauge is just like an mechanical oil temp. The line or hose can be taken off and re-attached. But I would contact Autometer to make sure........Autometer.com
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A mechanical temp guage is not like a mechanical oil guage, you cannot disconnect it at the guage without ruining it. There is a special fluid in the tubing of a mechanical temp guage, that is why you have to be careful with the tube and sender bulb.
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A mechanical temp guage is not like a mechanical oil guage, you cannot disconnect it at the guage without ruining it. There is a special fluid in the tubing of a mechanical temp guage, that is why you have to be careful with the tube and sender bulb.
Very very true, I think it's ether in there. Also, you can't replace the sender once you hack it off, once it's gone it's gone as the fluid will come gushing out. Damn previous owners...
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I also believe it is ether, but I'm not positive, smells like it tho...
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I also believe it is ether, but I'm not positive, smells like it tho...
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