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new temperature gauges

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dodgegmc1213, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    im installing new temp gauges (oil, tranny, and water) in my 04 ram 2500 5.7 hemi. I think I got the tranny one figured out but does anyone know where to install the sender for the oil?? any pics would be great. as far as the water gauge can I just splice the wires to the stock gauge so I don't have to mess with another sending unit?
    any info would be appreciated thanks
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    Still need to use the gauge sending unit for the water temp
     
  3. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    dang, ok so where would I put that?
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    A water port.
    Water pump, cylinder head, block etc....
     
  5. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    thanks I found some stuff on summit racing that should work, but still don't know about the oil
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    That's trickier
     
  7. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    yea I was thinking of using the sender as the oil drain plug but don't think it would work. I found a tee that would go into the radiator hose for the water and a tee for the tranny in the tranny line.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    Yea no to the oil drain plug idea
    Try by the oil filter
     
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    90% sure there's a port on the housing for just that

    Try a specific ram forum. Just google what your looking for and add forum to the end of it.
     
  10. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    thanks guys
     
  11. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
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    just seen a diagram it showed it above the filter
     
  12. cl733

    cl733 Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 252

    check out an edge insight CS or CTS , you can add extra sending units and monitor multiple gauges from one spot,