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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:47 pm 
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I have a mecanicl gadge for oil pressuer, was wondering if it is leagal to run the oil line into the car? anyone know?
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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:50 pm 
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no it is not legal, something about having hot liquid entering the drivers cabin or something.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:52 pm 
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Correct!

Only electrical gauges are legal in the cabin.
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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:55 pm 
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lol, doesn't it bother you that you have oil coming into the cabin? Even if it was legal, I would convert to electrical means... I never knew they had such gauges, but yeah.. must be strange.


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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:39 pm 
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go figure..... no mechanic or cop has ever said anything about the ones i've had in my utes

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:07 pm 
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Why would you want oil coming into the cabin? Doesnt tht sound a little dangerous to anyone but me? Surely electrical would be better.
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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:55 pm 
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if you have mechanical they must be mounted outside the vehicle, and they must run the braided line, this is what a cop has told me

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:50 pm 
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ok then, well i had better get some braded line for it... or ill just run some convolud tube over it :P

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:29 am 
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I had mechanical gauges in my old escort, and it passed rego :roll: go figure. But yeah, run them on the outside and cover the line.
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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:36 am 
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bumpy wrote:
I had mechanical gauges in my old escort, and it passed rego :roll: go figure. But yeah, run them on the outside and cover the line.


probably because they had different standards when the car was built and that means it is still legal for "that" car today, ie lack of seat belts in anything prior to what ever the date it is and so on.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:17 pm 
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actually yeah, i never thought of that. :oops:
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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:04 pm 
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Perhaps have it fitted outside the cabin in front of the windshield? The it'd be legal wouldn't it?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:10 pm 
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[img]Perhaps have it fitted outside the cabin in front of the windshield? The it'd be legal wouldn't it?





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Yes provided they are fitted to something like a metal plate which broke away in the occurance of an accident.
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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:37 pm 
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i got mine mounted outside the vehicle, they are illegal if the cups are a brighter finish than the car, ie ya cant have chrome cups, unless you have a chrome car

heres a pic of mine mounted on the cowl panel.

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:48 pm 
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I thought gauges mounted on the cowel were illegal as it will do more damage to a pedestrian should run them over, dumb rules but it was what i have been told.

 

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