8 Gauges Failed at the Same Time
The other day I had lineman jump start my plane which had a low battery. Since then 8 gauges (old Vans steam gauges) (Tach, MP, Oil Temp, Oil P, Fuel R, Fuel L, Fuel P, Amm, Volt) do not work anymore. I took it to the avionics guy who checked grounding, fuses, switches and wiring, and no problem found. He took out a couple of the gauges and bench tested and said the problem is in the gauges.
I'm thinking a power surge during jump start may have fried them?
Question 1: Anyone experience this?
Question 2: Any recommendations for steam gauge replacements? Eventually I may go glass but right now I just need to get back in the air.
Question 3: Anyone have some old (but working) vans steam gauges they want to sell? As a diagnostic tool maybe I can replace a gauge with another original gauge and if it works then I'll know it really as the gauge and not something else. Right now I'm suspicious how all 8 gauges failed at the same time.