this mSATA SSD is for to upgrade my Lenovo T400s notebook; it will need a mSATA to 1.8" HDD adapter to be arrive in a few days; I scored an Amazon Warehouse Deal hence the broken packaging
mSATA to 1.8" HDD adapter
compared to this 128GB microSDXC card the mSATA SSD is very expensive
The auxiliary gauge panel has 3 gauges. At time the temperature and fuel gauge will both stop working. When not failing, all three gauges will function. The oil pressure gauge never fails.
all three gauges are carefully removed; they are all of bimetal thermal type
the water temperature gauge has only two terminals; same also is the oil pressure gauge
the fuel gauge is most puzzling as there are two bimetal assemblies and 4 terminals
It is amazing how little information I could find on automotive bimetal gauges by googling. Additionally, many are simply wrong and confused with milliamp gauges. I have to resort to try figuring this mystery problem myself. My neighbor found a closest wiring diagram for this aux gauge panel but it shows all three gauges has 3 contacts.
Of the few "schematics" of bimetal automotive gauge that I found on the web, this one is the most trippy. It uses a bimetal sender instead of a common potentiometer. On the surface, it seems it is unworkable but I can see why and how the design works (as a fuel level gauge).
As I don't yet have the luxury to trouble shoot this gauge pod in the vehicle, I have formed my reverse-engineered theory of operation. I soldered up a few probing wires so a number of signals can be monitored when the gauges function, and malfunction. My hunch tells me the likely cause of the failure is the extra bimetal subassembly in the fuel gauge.
this is a simple and low calories dish I made with the Shanghai salted vegetable; some of the simplest dishes are the most endearing
Here in Portland, Oregon it is a big deal to have a white Christmas. It is very rare but today we technically get one.