Fitment Notes: Includes: 1/8" NPT Sender, 3/8" and 1/2" NPT Adapter Fittings.
- Accurately displays engine oil temperature
- Alerts you to temperature problems so you can act to avoid potential damage
- Available with electric or mechanical temperature senders
- Available with analog or digital display
- Analog gauge available with short sweep or full sweep display
- Analog gauge available with degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius display
- Available in 2 1/16” and 2 5/8” gauge housing
- Available in a selection of styles, face colors, bezel finishes and lighting
- Each gauge comes with sender, adapters/fittings (as required), and instructions
- Limited 1-year warranty
- Proudly made in the USA
A quality motor oil used within its optimal temperature range will retain its engine protection capabilities for many miles. However, if engine operation rarely allows the oil to come up to temperature, or if the temperature range is exceeded, engine oil life will be severely reduced with ensuing engine damage. The combustion process creates water vapor and chemical compounds. These boil off if the engine oil reaches normal operating temperature, but if they don’t harmful acids can be created that can harm engine parts like bearings. High oil temperature can also be harmful, causing the oil to break down and become too thin to provide the necessary lubricating cushion between parts, resulting in contact and parts damage. If you’re aware of your engine oil temperature, you’ll be able to react and alter engine operation to keep the oil temperature within the proper operating range, or shut the engine off to allow the oil to cool. To know the status of this critical system, rely on an Auto Meter Oil Temperature Gauge.
The Auto Meter Oil Temperature Gauge is available with electric or mechanical senders, with analog or digital display, short sweep and full sweep analog displays, in 2 1/16” and 2 5/8” gauge housings, in various styles, face colors, bezel finishes and lighting combinations.
Electric 270 degree full sweep analog gauges are powered by digitally controlled rugged stepper motor drives and lab grade solid state sensors for extreme precision. These are the best gauges available and the choice of top racing teams worldwide. They deliver the highest accuracy levels of any gauge type, combined with the durability and superior resolution of a traditional mechanical gauge and the safer operation of traditional electrics.
Electric digital gauges have bright, LED lit microprocessor controlled displays for the ultimate in precise, high-tech readings. Choose a digital gauge when you need an eye-catching visual reference and an exact numeric reading. Electric short sweep analog gauges feature advanced 90 degree, quick reacting, precise air-core movements and simple 3-wire installations.
Mechanical analog gauges include a bronze bourdon tube, 270 degree sweep movements, and durable nylon gearing for ruggedness and long lasting durability. They require no electrical power for operation so they’re an ideal choice for racing vehicles with no or low powered electrical systems.
Each gauge comes with sender, adapters/fittings, and instructions, and it’s backed by a limited 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.177.28Brand: Auto Meter Part Number: 3856 UPC: 046074038563
Auto Meter® is the leading manufacturer of automotive instrumentation and electronics. The company manufacturers instruments for displaying everything that’s possible to measure on a vehicle, including specialized gauges, shift lights and warning lights for all types of racing, where they are the dominant brand. Founded in 1957 by electronic instrumentation pioneer Vern Westberg, today the company is a division of the Harbour Group. Besides manufacturing performance and racing instrumentation and electronics for the automotive aftermarket, Auto Meter also has an OEM division that makes instrumentation for production vehicles, a Pro-Cycle division that produces instrumentation for motorcycles, a Marine division that creates instrumentation for watercraft, and a Test Equipment division that manufactures a complete line of equipment for testing, charging and maintaining batteries, and testing the vehicle charging system. Headquartered in Sycamore, Illinois, where it has a 45,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant, Auto Meter also has 125,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing plant space in Utah, where its OEM and Test Equipment divisions are located. The company has 500 employees, all devoted to providing the performance enthusiast and racer with the information they need.
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