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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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oil temp gauge issue

I have discovered that my oil temperature gauge, inserted in volt meter slot, shows the temperature when hot and the switch is turned off. Since the volt meter went off with loss of power, I am at a loss as to how the oil temp gauge can still work. And, since it does when hot, does it always drain power even when all the temperature is down to ambient and the switch is off. I always use a tender, but I am concerned if I may have a problem out on the road overnight. This is on a '09 CVO RG.

Anyone have an idea?

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As long as its wired correctly it will be fine. It wont drain the battery.

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If it is a Roger McEwen gauge that is normal. will not drain battery.

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If it is a Roger McEwen gauge that is normal. will not drain battery. don't

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Are you sure it is still reading the temp or has it just stopped up there? I replaced my air temp gauge with the Rodger McEwan oil temp gauge and when I turn the engine off it does not return to "0." It stays where it was when I turned off the ignition.

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