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Combination gauge repair

PostPost by: prezoom » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:00 pm

Has anyone had success getting a capillary tube and bulb replaced on a combination gauge here in the states, and who did you use?
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PostPost by: elanner » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:47 pm

Yes, a couple of years go.

Nisonger in Mamaroneck, NY. Fitted a new bulb and capillary for me. And you can ask for a capillary of the right length. My original one was far too long, so I had them fit a 5' one (if I remember right). They turned it around in a couple of weeks. Highly recommended.

http://www.nisonger.com/

I still have the invoice: $173.84 + $18.10 shipping

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:40 am

A little closer to you:
http://www.momamanufacturing.com/

I've not used them before but will next time I have a need. Not too happy with the last Nisonger repairs done.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:04 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. It was a bit concerning to see the temp gauge going down as I was climbing slight grade and the outside temperature was in the high 90's. The capillary separated at the bulb.

I rather like the idea of having a shorter length.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:29 pm

I have read about inserting ether into the tube bulb ?after my eybrows grow back Im sending the gauge to Nisonger ?way too dangerous for me ?ed
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