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I have a 96 ZRT 800 and was thinking about installing a water temp gauge in it. Has anyone out there done this or thought about it? I am an old car race nut & can't stand idiot lights so.....
 

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I have a 96 ZRT 800 and was thinking about installing a water temp gauge in it. Has anyone out there done this or thought about it? I am an old car race nut & can't stand idiot lights so.....[/b]
Probably the easiest way is to get an OEM kit. Ask your local dealer if they stock P/N 0639-985. I'm guessing they'll probably be around 100-120 USD. Many of those P/N's were specific to certain years, but is basically the same kit. Ask your dealer. I would put it in the stock "fuel guage" location between the speedo and tach, just a bit higher than centerline, where you'd find it on a '98 Panthera 8.

And yeah, I'm all for guages, too!!

Idiot lights are for.....
 

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I have a 96 ZRT 800 and was thinking about installing a water temp gauge in it. Has anyone out there done this or thought about it? I am an old car race nut & can't stand idiot lights so.....[/b]

Thanks for the info. As I'm from the 'Peg as well which dealer do you recommend.
 

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Unless you want to go out of town, your options are rather grim - Transcona Trailer Sales. I sent you a list of other dealers.
 

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I'll add another vote fro the OEM version. It should come standard on LC machines IMO. I wouldn't have one any other way - just like I like tachs regardless the size of the engine. THe OEM temp gauge is a simple installation. I did mine on a 99 Panther 550 several years ago. All you need to do is save one piston minimum and it's paid for. Mine has paid for itself several times over with the hard blown snow we have.
 

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How about an auto temp, mech gauge? A whole lot cheaper and what? a little higher in temp? should work just fine.
 

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I'd have to look at the wiring end of it, but I think it's because of the 12V AC your sled puts out instead of rectified DC current....Unless you mean the old sealed-gas temperature bulb type, which would work regardless of system voltage / current design. Older AFS liquid sleds used these gauges - mine never worked 'caus the gas always leaked out. Kinda like letting the smoke out of the wires. :lol:
 

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Thanks for the info. As I'm from the 'Peg as well which dealer do you recommend.[/b]
Thanks again, avtech. I had heard that there was a dealer in Selkirk as well. Seeing as I am in St. James that might be the closest.
 

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I threw one on my firecat and wont have another sled without one,,,, lot more accurate than the ol dummy light,,, you can see what your running and know that that dummy light isnt burnt out or something. I got mine from the local dealership and have about 75$ in the kit. Kit should be nearly the same for any year,,,, just hooks in line with your coolant hose and mount the gauge,,, you may have to extend some wires depending on where you decide to mount it,,,,
 
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