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Electric or Mechanical gauge?

hockey4704

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91 xlt
looking at the Autometer phantom series transmission temperature gauge and i was wondering what people perfer, electric or mechanical. thanks
 



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electric, you don't want hot tranny fluid flowing through the passenger compartment.
 






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Not to mention electric gauges are 1000000 times easier to hook up.
 






I just installed an Autometer Electric, worth every penny :)
 






I went electric on mine since I didn't want hot fluids in my passenger compartment, as Alec mentioned. Sure a mechanical is more accurate and doesn't get influenced by have connections like an electrical would, but my electrical problems would leave my guage fully pegged or complete off, so a little common sense should prevail here. Running wire is easier to run than a capillary tube.
 






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