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Old 08-14-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Lamco Oil Temp gauge not reading after oil change

I have the factory Lamco oil temp gauge and it's no longer reading. I changed my oil last night and the only thing different is I used a plastic/nylon crush washer. Do I need a copper one for the temperature sender to work, or is it possible I have a bad sender?
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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The sensor grounds through the drain plug and oil pan, so you can't use a nonmetallic washer. Use either an OEM crush washer or a copper one.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:19 AM   #3
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Found the solution last night. It seems the plastic crush washer doesn't matter. I went under the car and checked the wires for any shorts. Then I went inside and smacked the gauge with my palm a few times and it started working again.
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