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Since you bought both the new gauge and the correct respective sender there is something else potentially wrong here. I experienced the same problem you are describing - my gauge was defective at the time I purchased. To verify this I would recommend driving your car to properly allow it to warm up and then leave the engine running at idle. Gain access to an IR temperature gun and 'shoot' the oil sender (you will find considerable amount of varying oil temperatures on your engine so it is important that you measure the sender temp) and comparing this value to the temperature shown on your newly installed gauge. My weapon of choice is a multimeter from Sears that has a built in InfraRed temperature gauge - this has worked out extremely well for me. I hope that this helps.
Daryl G.
1981 911 SC - sold 06/29/12
Old 03-24-2005, 03:50 AM
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