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Old 04-06-2004, 09:02 PM
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Default Temp gauges/guns...

I figure its time to get a temp gun to help with the tuning of my MT.

So which do I get?

I saw this one at Tower for only $23.... is it a good one?


(yeah I know this has probably been discussed before, but I'm too lazy to use the search right now.)
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i have it. paid same price at lhs. its my first, had it 2 mths. and hasnt failed me yet. (knock on wood)
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Old 04-06-2004, 10:54 PM
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Get a Venom Temp guage or a MIP guage. I had that guage and because of the human error involved I got inconsistent readings all the time. I switched to the Venom and its a lot nicer. Especialy with its ability to give you real time temp's and you can run it around, drive up, and look at what your temp is. No hunting around and trying to make sure you are reading the right place on the head.
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Slightly off topic but what about the "wand" type temp monitors used in catering etc? Would simply be a case of touching the wand against the part of the engine you wanted to monitor and hey presto quick accurate readings. Just got one myself for to use when breaking in the engine - figure i can leave the probe in place all the time, set a max temp alarm of 90c and just walk away from it lol!
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Old 04-07-2004, 09:42 AM
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It would depend on its design. If its the one with a metal spike, they are designed to be imbedded in an item to be temped about half the length of the spike, so the contact area on a nitro would be to small. If it has an actual Sensor that doens't need a large contact area to get an accurate reading it should work, but watch to make sure guage isn't overheating.
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Old 04-07-2004, 02:09 PM
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This is true, didn't think of that [] Just checked the specs and the sensor area is 40mm so dare say the readings may be a little off, even so it will be more acurate than the spit test Guess i'll find out soon...........
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ORIGINAL: mecky33

Get a Venom Temp guage or a MIP guage. I had that guage and because of the human error involved I got inconsistent readings all the time. I switched to the Venom and its a lot nicer. Especialy with its ability to give you real time temp's and you can run it around, drive up, and look at what your temp is. No hunting around and trying to make sure you are reading the right place on the head.
Is this the MIP Gauge you are referring to?
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yup. I havent used the MIP guage but other people on here have said they like it.
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