Video: Auto Meter Mechanical Temp Gauge Installation

Our friends over at Auto Meter put together this great video highlighting some of the great things about the accuracy of a mechanical temperature gauge, along with some of the issues they hear regularly on their tech line.

A mechanical temperature gauge operates very differently from an electric version, as there is an actual probe that gets inserted into the intake manifold of the car, filled with ether gas that expands when subjected to temperature changes.

As the coolant gets warmer, the tip of the probe heats up and the gas expands, which causes the change in needle attitude within the gauge to properly register the temperature n the gauge face. 

It’s always nice to have a visual reference designed by the experts in the field on how to properly install a product; we wish more companies would take advantage of something like this.

Include a YouTube link with each new part, detailing all of the important things to look out for, and providing troubleshooting tips for the beginner, novice, and even expert installer to reference should they have a problem.

Auto Meter produces gauges for virtually any application you can think of and even builds custom ones to your requirements via the Auto Meter Custom Shop. The have “Factory Match” GM gauges that will mate right up visually with your factory-installed pieces (needle and face colors are the same) along with gorgeous GM Performance gauges that come in a full line of electrical and mechanical movements in a variety of sizes.

The GM Performance gauges include a wicked bright-red Bowtie placed prominently within the gauge face. Be the envy of all your friends, while keeping close tabs on your car’s performance – check out Auto Meter‘s line of gauge products today.

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