Infob- thanks bro. Yeah I agree a new part is a new part. Interestingly, I tried to call around to see if any one has one for rent. Nada! I have to buy one. They are not too expensive but then again I don't want to buy the cheapest one if its gonna give me false reading. So I looked at amazon and they any where from $14 to $80. So I'm contemplating on what to do. On the other hand I thought about buying a new sensor and sender. They are both new but when I went into this trouble shooting business, I replaced everything twice except for these two. So like you said, these things do come faulty outta the box. But both? I don't know it's certainly possible. However the gauge is now staring me in the face too. Arrrrgggghhh! I think I'm going with the IR gun first then do those guys if that is the case. I will keep you posted!