So, I'm waiting patiently for delivery or my new Note later this month and I discover there isn't an engine temperature gauge. As I've never seen another car without one I thought I'd ask if anyone knows the rationale behind this?
don't be too worried I looked at loads of different car versions and manufacturers before settling on the Note. It is now very rare to find a car in this size engine/ price range with a temp gauge!
Yet another manufacturers cost cutting exercise-like no full size spare wheel.
nope most modern cars dont come with a gauge just a "its all to late light"
The theory goes that modern engines are controlled by computers so you dont need one as the ecu takes care of it, in reality when your at the side of road swearing with your car looking like a kettle that theory goes out the window
The second car I ever owned was a Daf 32. It had no fuel guage, just a bulb which glowed when you had a gallon left; or would have done had the bloody bulb not blown. I still recall the walk from the middle of Richmond Park to find a petrol station (in Kingston!!!)
We just have to get used to no longer being the target demographic of the sales departments.
They think that pointless/plain useless features like wipers that wipe in the dry, headlights that come on in bright sunshine, woefully inaccurate fuel computer, alloy wheels that leak and take ridiculously expensive tyres are better selling features than a fuel gauge a trip meter and odometer display and a spare wheel
Funnily enough, I've been checking out oil pressure, and water temp gauges set in pods. Not cheap as an aftermarket add on, once you add the lot up. Senders/gauges/pod etc. Plus a bod to install it all.Then it's finding where to fit the sender for the oil. Water temp is easy enough.
ah i have a unfinished project along with my grille
a center gauge pod that i have been working on,i alsohave some depo racing gauges what are electronic and are a very shallow mount, re: oil temp and pressure you just need an oil sandwich plate (if you cross ref the oil filter for your engine it will tell you the thread size (cant think off the top of my head what thethread/pitch is)
I may have some gauges complete with senders (electronicnot mechanical) that i have used for mock up on a few cars and gauge pods iirc there splitfire white face gauges with the optional over bezels
If you like i will put a thread up later/next few days