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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:03 pm 
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hey all, just bought a gauge tripod from pole position and have installed this along with the 3 gauges i bought in my ba mk2. only problem is trying to find somewhere to put the water sensor? have been told by mod shop they can drill and tap the thermostat housing to suit, but would prefer to use the adaptor that sits in the top radiator house. does anyone know what size to get and a company that supplies them in perth?
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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:51 am 
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Enzed generally can supply that type of gear. Find the hole you want to use, pull the sensor out of it and take that along with the second sensor you want to put in down to them and they'll get you what you need.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:22 pm 
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theres currently no sensor in there. im looking at cutting top radiator hose in half, and putting a piece of aluminium pipe in the middle, with a threaded hole for the sensor. kinda like this one... http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... :IT&ih=010
thing is can only find sizes up to 34mm and dont know if that would be big enough? would enzed sell something similar?
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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:38 am 
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But if it's in the radiator hose then that's not actually going to give you engine temperature, as if the thermostate is closed it won't be flowing teh hot water from the engine.

Why not just put a t-peice in where the factory temp sensor is for the gauge or thermo fans?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:30 am 
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can you tell me what brand and style gauges you use in your tri-pod

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:24 am 
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where is the factory connection? first anyones mentioned it, so didnt think it could be done. sounds like a good idea, shall have to find the connection and visit enzed i think...
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Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:31 am 
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hi the gauges i have are a volts, water temp and oil pressure. made by auto gauge. to check some pics out, go to www.ozegauge.com.au
guy lives in perth, and the gauges are a direct fit for the pole position pods, would definantly reccomend
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