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This is a discussion on Gauges within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I WILL BE GETTING SOME GAUGES FOR MY NEW CAR..... WHAT IS EASIER TO INSTALL.. MECH. OR Electronic ONES..... AND ...

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    I WILL BE GETTING SOME GAUGES FOR MY NEW CAR..... WHAT IS EASIER TO INSTALL.. MECH. OR Electronic ONES..... AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO..... I FEEL DUM ASKING THAT....
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    Electric gauges use sensors located on the item being measured. For example, an oil pressure gauge would have an oil pressure sensor on the motor, which would relay electrical signal through wires to the actual gauge, which registers the pressure based on the amount of voltage it recieves from the sensor.

    using the same example, a mechanical oil pressure gauge would actually have a small oil line going from the motor into the gauge, and the gauge would register based on the actual physical pressure of the oil inside the gauge.

    Same concept for water temp, vacuum, etc...

    Electric is usually a bit safer (broken oil line inside the car = OUCH hot) and probably the same difficulty - wise as mechanical (routing oil/vaccuum/whatever lines vs. routing wires)
    Last edited by Kush; 04-29-2006 at 12:51 PM.
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