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Issues with Autometer

Anyone had issues with any of their Autometer gauges in the past? Particularly the 0-1600 pyro? Mine is roughly a year old. Worked fine when I parked the truck for teardown. Now that it's back together, the gauge has started acting like it's possessed or something. It'll start climbing as normal during an acceleration, then all of a sudden jumps 200, then drops, then jumps to 1600, then the needle swings all the way to the 6:00 position. The only single part of that thing I touched when the truck was apart was the damn probe. I read a few reviews that said they've been replaced several times. Just seems weird. My last truck had one on there for 2 years trouble free. Now this one hasn't made it much over a year.

Figures...now I have the truck back together, bigger mods, bigger tunes, and the one freakin gauge I really need to keep an eye on starts acting like a tard the second time I've put the truck back on the road! That's not exactly the cheapest gauge to just start replacing over and over...and I'm not about to switch all of them for Isspro's! I'd probably get divorced, considering the amount of coin I've dropped on this thing in the past month.

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Re: Issues with Autometer

What are the odds that a probe goes bad? Seems more internal with the way it's acting, but just tossing the idea out there.

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Re: Issues with Autometer

I had this happen when I pulled the engine over summer, I jut replaced it and it's working fine now

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Re: Issues with Autometer

So basically, if these things sit and don't have juice ran to them, or are made to sweep a few times every couple days, they go bad? Is this what Autometer's quality has come to?

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Re: Issues with Autometer

This has happened to me as well. I had to get the thing that goes into the manifold itself and then it works good now.

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Re: Issues with Autometer

No clue what caused it, mine sat for almost 3 months.

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Re: Issues with Autometer

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This has happened to me as well. I had to get the thing that goes into the manifold itself and then it works good now.
You mean the probe?

See that's what I'm wondering about mine. The probe was exposed to the elements for a mth and a half...but still. I don't want to replace the whole gauge if it's just a probe issue. But I'm not sure why a faulty probe would cause the gauge to act the way it is.

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Re: Issues with Autometer

Mine was jumping everywhere as well, just replace the prob and you should be fine

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Re: Issues with Autometer

They last about 2-3 years for me then start acting weird. I still have the probe from my first gauge installed and the gauge is crimped together to prevent servicing. I would try a different brand but I have too many other gauges which wouldn't match that makes changing the pyro cheaper.
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Re: Issues with Autometer

call autometer, never know. maybe someone can help you. i bet that they have heard of your problem before.
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