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Capillary temperature gauge repair

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18 Jul 2020 22:01 - 18 Jul 2020 22:04 #40546 by balinwire
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I have had no luck finding a working gauge. this one's bulb is broken off . I understand this is not uncommon for sensor bulb to twist off as they rust in manifold and are difficult to remove. I have the triangle dash gauge but the line is cut maybe to close. I am reading you can take another donor gauge sender and freeze it in a milk carton of water to chill the fluid and then cut off the donor head and solder the small copper line together with a sleeve shaped to the the old line diameter and soldered. When the ice thaws the fluid fills the tube giving a reading on the repaired gauge. Seems simple enough, has anyone tried this? I am not sure my donor has red fluid or mercury. Only trying this out of desperation since I cant find a working gauge set, any ideas? Does this seem like a fools errand?
I have this contact has anybody used his services, The Temperature Gauge Guy
Roy Martin
172 Laurel Hill Drive
So. Burlington VT 05403
802-862-6374
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19 Jul 2020 19:37 - 19 Jul 2020 19:39 #40551 by mikespeed35
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I tried this method from SK and was successful in getting a working gauge. The down side was the readings were not consistent. this was with a ether filled bulb. I don't know if some ether escaped in the process or what. Then sent the gauge to John Wolf and he fixed it. He can be found on line.
CORDiallyMike

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20 Jul 2020 01:38 #40555 by JIM.OBRIEN
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I have used Roy many times over the years. THe work has always been first class and he stands behind his work. The work has always been done in s reasonable time.
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20 Jul 2020 13:43 #40560 by balinwire
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Sounds like I will send it in, I found Mr Martins # online, what is the length of the gauge to bulb copper line when ordered, 24"- 36"?

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22 Jul 2020 18:13 #40583 by johnmereness
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If 34, 35, or 36 (and possibly earlier such as V-12 or ...), then this is a good telephone call to Frank Cek question.

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22 Jul 2020 23:59 #40589 by JIM.OBRIEN
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Mr. Martin has all the info on the length of the tubes. Just tell him the vehicle info.

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