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Hello, my son bought a 1982 Nissan 280zx and after some work and parts into it, we finally got it going, well almost. We just finished installing an intake manifold gasket and it sounds and test drive was great. But, the coolant temp gauge is not reading. When we first noticed it, the needle was all the way to max hot. But the engine was cold. Then it didnt read anymore. So I started to look for a new one. I cannot find a replacement one. I ordered one from autozone and they sent me one that was like a bullet thing with no thread. I returned it. Then I ordered another one and they sent me the same one. Then I ordered one from Z Car Depot and the one I ordered, is too big but the website showed that it was a fit for my car. I took the temp gauge to Napa so they could tell me what thread size it has. They said it is a 1/4 tapered npt thread. The sensor the car has, is a single wire one. I wonder if I have to get the one wire one or something else. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I could find this sensor or any advice as what I could do. I dont want to drive this car without a temp gauge. Any information would be greatly appreciated.