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12V electronic guage on 24V

Discussion in 'Diesel Tech / 24 volts' started by Chang-kuao-lo, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Chang-kuao-lo

    Chang-kuao-lo

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    I have a real nice oil press guage that i was going to use on my mitsubishi diesel, until I sold it. I would like to put it on the BJ74, which is 24V, problem being, will the press. sender care about being grounded to the block? I have a 12V power converter to supply it. As we all know, Toyota oil guages are notoriously crappy.
     
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    Why not just go with a mechanical gauge.Better than electronic IMO. It eliminates all the wiring problems except the bulb but you can buy those.
     
  3. Eric Winkworth

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    where is the best place to wire in a bulb for it? on a 70?
     
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    Just wire it into the existing dash lights. Splice and run a new wire to it. You need to replace the 12v bulb that comes with it with a 24v one thats all.
     
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    Simplest most elegant solution. :)
     
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    Stone why u sellin your baby. What is in the works? Did you find something in the phillipeans(spelling).

    Cheers

    Challis
     
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    Nah...just making a financial move, Challis. Might be Cruiserless for a little while waiting for my wife to finish grad school...then there should be another Cruiser in the horizon. :) :cheers:
     
  8. Chang-kuao-lo

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    Went ahead and connected the 12v guage on with a 12v power supply, and it seems to work just fine. When it's at running temp it idles at 25-30psi, and cruises around 75psi. :)