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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-05, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Temp question

hey fellas

deciding on autometer gauges at the moment. Have a choice between;

140-280F or
120-240F

Now I did do some searching and I can see what some of you run, but what I am wondering is how much the temp varys past 180F. Will i ever need it to go over 240F?

starting at 120 or 140 doesn't much matter because of the thermostat opening at 180F. So its just the max temp i am thinking about.

I think the 120-240 is better because as it gets near 220F which is high the needle will be at the scary end which is better than only being half way round and your motors already fried! what ya reacon?

also they now have a 50-115c version which is a copy of the 120-240 version just in metric. this might be better... not sure. because the thermostat is in F, reading temp be better for mechanics in C or F? hmmm

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Re: Temp question

Hi I run the 140-280 just to give me the higher range, In the burnout car that a mate and I run we put the 140-280 in as we were running it the top end alot of the time. It was a vl ( the only good thing to do with a 308 vl is to blow it up!!)
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Re: Temp question

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Hi I run the 140-280 just to give me the higher range, In the burnout car that a mate and I run we put the 140-280 in as we were running it the top end alot of the time. It was a vl ( the only good thing to do with a 308 vl is to blow it up!!)
It doesn't really matter, but the 120 part of the first one will give no real benifit. But the high end of the other may one day, and this is the area that if you do have a problem, you can know how hot it got.
Just on my preferance, i went the higher reading gauge.
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Re: Temp question

Usually, the low temp one is for coolant, and the high temp one is for oil....
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Re: Temp question

The low temp autometer ones are also designed for guys sitting in the staging lanes waiting to race etc where temps will be lower whilst waiting with engine off - just to see how much it needs heating up.

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