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    Default Engine Oil & Gearbox Oil Temperature Gauge

    I have decided to install an engine oil temp gauge on my Renault R12.

    The car was due for a service, I also had a small oil leak around the sump gasket so I thought it was a good time to knock off three jobs in one go.

    I drained the oil; removed the sump and cleaned everything up.

    Drill a 16mm hole in the side of the sump and installed my home made thermo well.

    Screwed in the oil temp sensor and then refitted the sump using Permatex Red RTV High Temp Gasket Maker.

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    Wired up the meters.

    The pics basically tell the story, I still have to install the temp sensor into the gearbox.
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    Hehehehe! A 12 for the 21st century.

    I would suggest though you get yourself a Fujitsu10 radio combo and the speakers from some unlucky Corolla, they are the ducks' nuts. I can barely wait for the original Eurovox in the GTI to die to do the same.

    How do those nolathane bushings feel?
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    I’m disappointed. I was expecting an electronic LCD gauge like an Aubin or similar. I open the pdf’s (one at a time trying to guess which one might have the gauge, only to find that). Shattered as a raiders fan COL, hang ya head in shame!

    But neat install otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Hehehehe! A 12 for the 21st century.

    I would suggest though you get yourself a Fujitsu10 radio combo and the speakers from some unlucky Corolla, they are the ducks' nuts. I can barely wait for the original Eurovox in the GTI to die to do the same.

    How do those nolathane bushings feel?
    Haven't had a chance to take it for a drive yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I’m disappointed. I was expecting an electronic LCD gauge like an Aubin or similar. I open the pdf’s (one at a time trying to guess which one might have the gauge, only to find that). Shattered as a raiders fan COL, hang ya head in shame!

    But neat install otherwise.

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    I didn't say that it was going to be high tech
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    And the best part will be when the oil temp starts going down, then the oil level must also be low as it has fallen below the sensor

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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    And the best part will be when the oil temp starts going down, then the oil level must also be low as it has fallen below the sensor
    That will be a seized engine because the sensor is right in the bottom of the sump.
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    I think you will get a few k's before that happens. I think there were some vids on youtube with people testing how far you can go with no oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    I think you will get a few k's before that happens. I think there were some vids on youtube with people testing how far you can go with no oil.

    About 1 minute by the Megane video

    https://youtu.be/Eg0EhQ6R3F8

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