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Old 04-14-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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under hood temps?

which gauge would be the best way to monitor under the good temps? i got a jackons s/c setting beside me and am getting ready to put it on and i wanna be able to know if im running yo hot or not and the fact that i need another guage to fill my gauge pod.

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you should get egt gauge... or water temp gauge.. that can tell you if you are running hotter
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egt would have poor resolution at those low of temps (30-70C)

water temp would have poor stability in air

imo just get a Type K thermocouple and a thermocouple reader, it shouldnt be too expensive. There wont be a fancy gauge to install but you will be able to pinpoint the spot you want to measure.
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