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    coolant temp

    Hey all. Looking at adding a gauge to monitor coolant temps. Innovate gauge with prob. Any done this? Where to put the temp prob?


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    drill the head.... is best spot thats there im putting mine jay.. you can see my gauge and wiring on the weekend if i see you

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenbullet View Post
    drill the head.... is best spot thats there im putting mine jay.. you can see my gauge and wiring on the weekend if i see you
    Sounds good. In no rush. Just getting things lined up. Has anyone ever tried a Y fitting with the temp sensor? Wondering if it would read right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXPJAY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by greenbullet View Post
    drill the head.... is best spot thats there im putting mine jay.. you can see my gauge and wiring on the weekend if i see you
    Sounds good. In no rush. Just getting things lined up. Has anyone ever tried a Y fitting with the temp sensor? Wondering if it would read right.
    you can look at my ski sunday

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    Remember, i own a machine shop. Im thinking, the hose that comes into the head at a 90 just before the temp sensor, cut it and put a steel piece. Drill and tap it 1/8" npt for the sensor. that should work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXPJAY View Post
    Remember, i own a machine shop. Im thinking, the hose that comes into the head at a 90 just before the temp sensor, cut it and put a steel piece. Drill and tap it 1/8" npt for the sensor. that should work?
    I made mine out of aluminum with a weld in bung
    and that is hot coolant out of the head, not in

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    Is this not where i want it? i'm just thinking of easy install. You would want to monitor near the temp sensor no? drilling the head seems like a great idea but dont want to pull the head for shits and giggles!

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    like steach has his right next to the temp sensor. that's hot water out in the stock configuration, right where you want the sensor. plenty of meat there for the threads, i think its about 8mm thick.

    no need to pull the head. drain the coolant, pop off the big hose, stick the shop vac on there and drill away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addicted View Post
    like steach has his right next to the temp sensor. that's hot water out in the stock configuration, right where you want the sensor. plenty of meat there for the threads, i think its about 8mm thick.

    no need to pull the head. drain the coolant, pop off the big hose, stick the shop vac on there and drill away.
    That would work!! Wouldn't the water temp be almost the same just out of the head into the hose? Don't get me wrong, have all the tools and capability to drill and tap but, putting it right after the head with a coupler is a 5 minute job.

    Just curious.

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