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Old 08-30-2014, 02:20 PM
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New location for non-OEM water temp sender

When my son had my 1997 F150 4.6L RWD, he cut a hole on the right side of the steering wheel and put a air/fuel ratio gauge which never seemed to work right. Since I have the truck back I want to put either an oil pressure gauge or a water temp gauge. As I was reading the instructions online for Autometer gauges it said that on computer controlled engines you cannot replace the OEM senders with any other. You can add an additional oil pressure sender with a "Tee Adapter Kit" but the only way possible to install a non-OEM water temp sender is to install the new sender in a different location.

If I decide to put in a water temp gauge where would be a good location to install the water temp sender?
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The easest way is thay make a fitting to install one in a radiator hose. you just cut a hose and pot the coupler in and screw the sending unit in.
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The easest way is thay make a fitting to install one in a radiator hose. you just cut a hose and pot the coupler in and screw the sending unit in.


Who makes this kind of fitting and where do I get one?
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Who makes this kind of fitting and where do I get one?

Just found some on the Autometer website for either the radiator hose or heater hose.
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