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Old 10-30-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default EGT probe?

I have an autometer EGT guage. It hasnt worked in like 6 months. I want to re-tune my car, so im gonna have to get a new probe and or gauge.

I tried to diagnose both the probe and the guage using a multimeter, but i can't say for sure which one is broken. Ive been told these probes fail all the time.

I heard not to long ago that there is a site that sells replacement probes for a good price (better than 120 for the autometer setup?)

if anyone knows, lemme know.

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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really? no one?
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:13 PM   #3
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google k type thermocouple that should give you a good start
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:46 PM   #4
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Hey Jake,

I have a spare used EGT probe. It was originally with a Greedy guage, but it the same type so should be fine. There's not connector, so you would have to use what's on your current probe. Shoot me a PM if you wanna give it a go. I'm in Edgewood down by Puyallup.

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Old 10-31-2005, 03:07 PM   #5
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I've had this Autometer EGT in my wagon for a few months now, and it randomly died...now stuck on 1100 whether the car is on or off. I've checked my wiring, I removed the probe, and all seems visually fine.

...so I'm probably looking at a probe as well huh?

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Old 10-31-2005, 04:42 PM   #6
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dude go with vdo guage. love mine alot and never had one problem at all

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Old 10-31-2005, 10:15 PM   #7
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the problem with the autometer gauges is that the fitting that they have you weld in is tough to get on any other probe that theirs. I believe the "street" and "competition" probes also have different fittings that come with them as well. I have a autometer competition probe that burned out as well, so if you find a good replacement I am interested.
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:28 PM   #8
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Email Autometer telling em you got a bad probe, they reply, and send you a replacement probe for free. Simple. I did just that when mine went bad.
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:17 PM   #9
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yeah autometer is really good on replacing broken parts, i effed up a temp sensor, they sent me one for free
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