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Old 05-14-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mechanical vs. Electrical Guages!

Hey guys,
I need to know the difference between mechanical and electrical guages. I'm about to buy a boost and oil pres. guage. The only difference i know of is about 150 dollars in difference. Is the electrical easier? does it just plug into the ECU? please help!
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:58 PM   #2
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The electrical gauges process the information at the site of the probe/sensor, and mechanical gauges process it at the gauge. I'm not sure about the positives and negatives of each way. I don't think an electric boost gauge is very necessary. As far as the oil pressure gauge goes, mechanical oil pressure gauges are an oil line piped into the gauge from the motor, and there is literally oil in a tube inside your dash in the interior afterwards. Its perfectly safe, and I run one myself, but some people are uncomfortable with that type of a set up.

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That'll work. thanks~!
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