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Just cut a plate like Chillin did but for just that area. How is the depth? Will it fit inside the cluster body? How much depth do you have to work with?

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what is the treads for the stock water temp and oil pressure? and will the car run without a reading from them?
 

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AFAIK, you need these metrics for the computer to be able to properly attenuate fuel trim.

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Of course they are. -_- thanks Ford. any idea how I can tape in?
 

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Dewhel Aluminum Black Water Temp Meter Temperature Gauge Joint Pipe Radiator Sensor Adaptor Clamps 38mm
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Might I make a suggestion, just get a ScanGuage or similar OBDII gauge display. They make them in so many different shapes and sizes now and they can display a bunch of different vehicle parameters with the only connection being the OBDII port. I've had one for years and its great, it even helped me diagnose a random intermittent issue because I simply put the data I needed to look at on the display so when the issue happened I was ready.
 

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Might I make a suggestion, just get a ScanGuage or similar OBDII gauge display. They make them in so many different shapes and sizes now and they can display a bunch of different vehicle parameters with the only connection being the OBDII port. I've had one for years and its great, it even helped me diagnose a random intermittent issue because I simply put the data I needed to look at on the display so when the issue happened I was ready.
I already have a scanner but I share it with my dad. I couldn't pull the oil pressure or water temp out of it but I could ready everything else. I figured that the computer doesn't pass thru that data. besides, I already have the gauge and the tools. To late now to just stop and get a OBD II guage now xp
 

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I already have a scanner but I share it with my dad. I couldn't pull the oil pressure or water temp out of it but I could ready everything else. I figured that the computer doesn't pass thru that data. besides, I already have the gauge and the tools. To late now to just stop and get a OBD II guage now xp
The computer absolutely does pass through water temp, I had it displayed on my ScanGuage when I had my 97 Escort. As for oil pressure, not many vehicles monitor this in the ECU and I never worried about it. Personally, I think the idiot light is good enough for most people. It takes more time for you to notice that the oil pressure gauge is low and to stop the engine than it does for the warning light. Even then, the engine will most likely be trashed by the time you turn it off if you are driving when it happens. But whatever.
 
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the gauge I got has a light flasher if it's below a set limit for both oil and water. I agree that idiot light is good for most people, But I'm the kind of guy where I took the con rod caps off just to make sure that they were not knocking. So I'd like to know the exact oil pressure the engine is making. I accidentally ran one of these engines into the ground because the idiot light didn't come on fast enough so I don't really trust them anymore. As you said, they come on just a hair to late for them to really be useful. OBD II guages would've been the way to go but I'm planning to mega squirt/engine swap in the future. So my OBD II port days are numbered anyway.
 

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Progress, Have the adapters ordered
 

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So you had to cut a hole in the back of the pc board?

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I used the light holes that are covered but had to make em little bigger using a file
 

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Testing to see if I could solder to the board itself. *This is a junk cluster, I haven't done anything to my main one yet*
 

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You should be able to. I have done a load of soldering to my 87 crown victorias printed circuit.
 

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Don't overheat the circuit board, and use rosin flux (non-corrosive).
Yeah, I looked around. I didn't trust the grounding or the +12 volt going to it so I got the power,ground, and light signal from the radio. I'm having issues now calibrating to the fuel level unit. I know I have to manually set it but I'm having weird issues where the needle seems to wander around. Yel/Blk for signal and GRN/BLK for ground. Anyone got ideas? "Yes, I had to pull the pump to set full and empty."
 
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