Thread: Mechanical temperature guage
04-16-2010, 06:46 PM #1
Mechanical temperature guage
I am looking for a mechanical temperature gauge that reads from around 70 degrees up to around 200 degrees. Most automotive gauges start at 120 degrees. I have found 1 gauge that would work but it mounts directly to the engine. Basically useless for monitoring engine while riding. It also needs to read in farenheit, some of the new automotive temperature gauges read in celcius. If anyone knows who makes such a gauge or where I could buy one, please let me know. I would appreciate it.
04-16-2010, 07:36 PM #2
04-16-2010, 08:16 PM #3
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- Sep 2006
I thought about doing what you are contemplating to monitor cylinder head temperature.
Westach manufactures gages and switches but the entire project started to become too complicated.
There ought to be a simple inexpensive system with a thermocouple lead to fit under each spark plug going to a water proof gauge so to read all 2 or 3 cylinders at the same time.
Good luck with your project.
Westach Product List and Catalog Guide Tachometers, Speedometers, Instruments and Gauges
04-16-2010, 08:25 PM #4
04-16-2010, 08:48 PM #5
What I'm looking for is just a gauge to monitor engine coolant temperature. I can tap into the coolant rail on top of the engine. I did it last year on our SLTX but used an automotive gauge and it started at 120 degrees and barely moved off the peg. I would like a gauge that started at a lower temp. My girls like to hammer on it before the engine is warmed up, so I'd like something for them to look at and make sure they are at a certain temp before they crank on it. I know what you mean about cylinder head temperature gauges, we used Digatron gauges when my wife and daughter were racing go karts. I don't know if they make one for three CHT's. If no one comes up with anything better I'll probably buy that one on eBay. I'll welcome anyone elses suggestions.
04-16-2010, 09:10 PM #6
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- Oct 2006
- Cleveland OH
Got a nice Livorsi temp gauge if interested. $20 shipped
However, you'll need a sender for it. I have just the gauge only with instructions.
04-16-2010, 11:26 PM #7
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- near Toronto, Canada
04-17-2010, 04:55 PM #8
I did consider a celcius gauge when I was looking during the winter but noticed they start at a higher temp, ( I had to look at our outdoor thermometer to figure that one out... too old you know). Besides, I have a hard enough time understanding two teenage daughters. I didn't have this much platinum blonde hair around my ears before them. Thanks K
04-18-2010, 07:03 AM #9
I'm also looking at installing a manual temp gauge, what is the best place along the water return lines to install the sender? Anyone ever setup these to monitor each cylinder return temperature as an early warning system? or is that not a good idea, mmm the dash could end up looking like a 70's jag.
04-18-2010, 08:15 AM #10
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