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    I am looking to install a trans temp gauge in addition to oil pressure and oil temp gauges in my 987.1 Cayman base. Can anyone recommend a good place for the trans temp sensor in any existing access points for a 5 speed manual? I don't want to drill the case if I can avoid it. Thanks

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    Re: Transaxle temp gauge?

    Easiest and safest approach is to drill and tap the drain plug. Your original drain plug is probably a bit difficult to use this way. I'd likely get a normal thread plug like this one https://www.belmetric.com/24mm-metri...in-p-2932.html, versus the original's tapered threads. Install the drain plug with a seal ring (aka crush washer). Good luck!

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    Show us some pictures of your dashboard when finished. I would like to see how it came out. I too am installing these, using analog Autometer 2 1/16, or 2 5/8 in, Ultra Lite, 270 degree sweep, white faced gauges. I am thinking about using a WRX three gauge mount rotated to the drivers face. 2 5/8 in maybe too big. Both can be back lit with LED bulbs. Not sure the mechanical water temp gauge has a long enough line to connect to the water jacketicon of the head. The Oil temp gauge needs enough line to attach to the spin on filter base. I would think 10 feet of line. So, I may call Auto Meter to see if they can manufacture this length of temperature gauge line. The red light is adjustable. They also have a triple color scheme that would change at a moments notice. The trick here is to hide these gauges to some degree, but have them visible to only the driver, so when on a Porsche tour, casual viewers are not alerted to this activity. Trying not to bring attention to the M-97 rod bearing plight.
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    Re: Transaxle temp gauge?

    Quote Originally Posted by ss7026 View Post
    I am looking to install a trans temp gauge in addition to oil pressure and oil temp gauges in my 987.1 Cayman base. Can anyone recommend a good place for the trans temp sensor in any existing access points for a 5 speed manual? I don't want to drill the case if I can avoid it. Thanks
    Polish a small piece of the outside of the case and surface mount it on the outside? It won't give you the exact temperature of the oil at that moment in time, but it will give you a reading and a trend.

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