❄️The water temperature gauge is a crucial piece of the cooling system.
What is a Water Temperature Gauge?
Analog water temperature gauge fitted to their OEM gauge clusters in most cars and trucks. Water temperature gauge is designed to show you when your engine is overheating or running too cool.
How does a Water Temperature Gauge Work?
Some gauges are mechanical, some are digital. Mechanical gauges work just like a thermometer. As the temperature increases, the dial on the gauge moves to indicate the temperature of the engine’s coolant. Digital gauges work in much the same way, but they use a sensor to take the engines temperature, which is then relayed to the gauge mounted in the interior of the vehicle.
How are Water Temperature Gauges Made?
Analog water temperature gauges are little more than conventional thermometer designed for automotive use. Analog gauges often require the installer to plumb a coolant-filled line into the vehicle’s interior. Digital gauges include a sending unit that takes the coolant’s temperature and sends the information the gauge.
Why do Water Temperature Gauges Fail?
Your vehicle’s factory gauge is unlikely to fail, however, it may be inaccurate or difficult to read. Enthusiasts often choose aftermarket water temperature gauges because these gauges are more accurate and easier to read than factory gauges
What are the Implications of Water Temperature Gauge Failure?
- When result in catastrophic engine damage, you may know your engine in overheating.
- You may not know when your engine is running too cool, which may make it impossible to heat the car and could also have a negative effect on your vehicles fuel economy.
What are the Symptoms of Water Temperature Gauge Failure?
Factory gauges may indicate the car or truck after only 30 seconds to 1 minute of runtime. Check your coolant before assuming the gauge is inaccurate, also the vehicles are running too cool even though the heater blows hot air.
You may want to add a water temperature gauge to your vehicles is you don’t trust the factory gauge to indicate a problem.