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Question anybody got advise on installing a H2O temp gauge ?

Is it just me or are these cars not real easy to work on ? I'm use to things like 68 -70 Roadrunners, Chargers, Super Bees.

I have a haynes manual for the 924 but most of it still seems greek to me. I don't think they did as good a job on the Porsche manual as they did on the old muscle car manuals . LOL

Anyway, I am not a fan of idiot lights. How difficult is it to install an aftermarket water temp gauge. Oh and where is this coolant flange located ? I assume I have to mess with it to put in a new gauge.The pics in the manual are not that great .

thanks for the input !
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Don't you have an engine temp gauge in the left instrument cluster?
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Change the sensor?
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Find the temp sender on the engine, take off the wire and ground it with the key on. See if the gauge moves. If it does replace the sender.
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You can install an aftermarket gauges with the stock sender. I have noticed this only to work with the water temperature sender, not the oil pressure or fuel level. In the cluster of all those wires it is the blue/yellow one, not the blue/black like Haynes says. Just repalce the stupid clock with a water temp gauge

I used Dolphin digital gauges so those are the only gauges i can vouch for.
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Ya know, if the sender is bad, installing a new gauge won't help!
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Yeah, i forgot to mention that was based on the assumption the sender works of course
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Cool Water temperature gauge

After a bad experience with the stock temp. gauge on my 924S, I replaced the clock with a VDO temp. guage. I extended the sender wire across to the console, ran a power lead from a switched source and hooked up a ground wire. For a guage light, I reused the stock light that had been in the clock. Since I really did not trust the sender, I replaced it at the same time. This is a very easy job that will take no more than 1-2 hours.

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thanks!

Guess I'll do the test SoCal recommended and either switch out the sensor or gauge as the case may be.

Looks like a busy day next weekend with needing to replace a thermo switch too !

Thanks again !
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