Pyro Gauge and Temp Gauge

Submitted: Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 13:49
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all, and make it safe.

Going to fit a aftermarket Denco Schwitzer Turbo to our 80 Series Landcruiser in Feb 2015. Question is I am also going to fit a Pyro Gauge (Exhaust Gas Temp) to the Exhaust Manifold and Engine Temp Gauge in a Pod but which make? that many out there.
Has anyone had any experience with these gauges.
Any input would be great.

Again Merry Christmas
Allan and Ang
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Reply By: TomH - Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 14:46

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 14:46
I had gauges in a Pillar pod I bought Autometer gauges from USA at 1/2 the price they were here. Fitted pyro in exhaust as was easier than in manifold Had a Beaudesert exhaust fitted and it had a fitting for the pyro built in.

Had a low water sensor in radiator hose rather than a temp gauge.

Also had a trans temp gauge.

Be aware pillar pods are illegal in NSW
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan H (NSW) - Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 15:07

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 15:07
Hi Tom,
That might change my way of thinking about the Pillar Pod then and I will have a look at the Autometer.
Thanks
Allan
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 15:35

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 15:35
You can get dash pods
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 19:43

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 19:43
G'day, I use Isspro guages from the states, use a colour coded EGT, very easy to check at a glance, if in the green, OK, if in the Yellow, back off, if in the Red, ouch, very expensive........... have them mounted in pods on the dash, very easy to see and keep an eye on things. Can't seem to post pics, so follow the link,
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan H (NSW) - Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 19:46

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 19:46
Thanks John
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Reply By: PhilD - Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 23:17

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 23:17
I have both Thermoguard and Auberins EGT gauges, and a Auberins temp gauge on my transfer case. The Auberins are not too large in/on the dash and well priced. They give very good service from the US.
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Reply By: Life Member - Terry 80FTE - Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 23:26

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 23:26
Good idea when fitting a turbo,
My probe is mounted in the manifold to get an accurate temp pre-turbo,
Fitted into the dump pipe (closer to the turbo the better) and the temp drops about 200 degrees C.
I used VDO guages for reliable accuracy, but there are other good ones around.
I made my own pod as I couldn't find a pillar mount that had the gauges actually facing me square on, due to the angle of the pillar.
They are mounted on the dash where the clock was with the tubes and wires going through the hole. Who wants to know what time it is when you're having fun wheelin.
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Reply By: Rob K (VIC) - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 09:04

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 09:04
Hi Allan,

I've got a EGT and boost gauge mounted in a pillar pod in my 100 series Landcruiser.

Got the gauges form Prosport Gauges in the USA at a reasonable price. They make a range of gauges with lots of different functionality. I installed the gauges myself a couple of years ago now and I've had no issues with them to date.

Here's the link...Prosport Gauges

Just a happy customer.

Cheers

Rob K
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 09:35

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 09:35
VDO in the exhaust.

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Peter
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Reply By: TomH - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 10:01

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 10:01
One small point I bought white face gauges which was a mistake.

At night they were annoyingly bright and a distraction in a pillar pod.

I would, if doing it again buy black faces.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 12:20

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 12:20
Allan,

Check out the range of Redarc gauges that they've recently released.

Many are dual gauges, with a third readout included at bottom of the gauge face. Wouldn't say that they are cheap, but would be up to the usual Redarc high standards. Look pretty smig to boot!

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Reply By: Member - Allan H (NSW) - Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 15:50

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 15:50
Thank You everyone for your input has helped me, now to do some research thank you again.
Allan
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