Pyrometers

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:46
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Pyrometers. Any feed back on a quality pyrometer, ie brand names and approx. prices.Also would like some idea's on where on a GU to fit the 50mm round type gauge as space is a premium and not keen on boring holes into dash pods etc?
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 12:18

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 12:18
I have a VDO one for my GQ... Sittin in the other room, its going to go in a Dashpod with the Boost Guage, and Oil Pressure Guage....

You can remove the dashpod later if you dont like it there, but only other options are boring holes in the dasy to bolt up dodgey brackets...
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 17:02

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 17:02
That sort of dash pod you got Truckster. Got same problem need to mount oil pressure, boost pressure and voltage gauge somewhere.
How much did it cost?
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:58

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:58
www.consoles.com

just one of these second hand $20 from club member!
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 00:49

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003 at 00:49
$20 don't you feel guilty. Pity they don't make one for my lux. But I'd have to find someone to sell me one for $20, unlikely.
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Reply By: Stevo - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 19:57

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 19:57
What the #@%k does a pyrometer do ??
I assume "pyro" is latin for heat or temperature.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 20:40

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 20:40
Exhaust gas temperature. On this forum usually turbo diesels that are running higher boost than normal. Got to keep an eye on it at higher boost to avoid turdo and valve damage due to heat.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 20:42

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 20:42
Not turdo, turbo. Not even bleep .
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Reply By: wazza - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 01:01

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 01:01
Got mine a couple of weeks ago at:

http://www.unlimitedspeed.com/
click on Autometer, then
2-1/16" and 2-5/8" ULTRA-LITE FULL SWEEP Electrical Gauges

ask for Scotty if you are dealing with them.

Cost me US$116 + $US8 freight + $US10 I sent to my mate in the US to forward it on to me. No-one I could find over there would freight to Australia.

So, for just over $200 I landed a full kit, guage and sensor. Price them at Autobarn, they are $200 for the guage and $300+ for the type K sensor.

Fitted it easily in an 80 series, but then again, I bored out a 50mm hole in a blank switch pod that exists between the radio and steering column, so it is pretty well permanent now.

Installed easily and looks good. I had only recently had a 3" exhaust put on the car and the guys who fitted that dropped it out again and put the weld nut on for free, which I was happy with.

Pics of the pyro after installed at:

http://au.photos.yahoo.com/cruiserpics

You can do a search for autometer and 4344 on google. A few places have the kit for about $US110.

Beware that if you get one, when you turn the ignition off, the needle points vertically down, not at zero as I would have expected. I contacted autometer and they said this is normal. The australian distributer is:

http://www.rocket.au.com/

I also looked at the Isspro guages, but decided the Autometer ones looked better.
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Follow Up By: Desert - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 10:57

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 10:57
Excellent advice Wazza, thank you very much, I will look into that.
Could you tell me some temp. readings of your exhaust now that you have it up and running, by any chance?
Desert.
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Follow Up By: Desert - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 12:50

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 12:50
Also Wazza, just checked the archive's and any reason you did not go for the Isspro pyrometer (R3607VWR), with white pointer??
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Follow Up By: Wazza - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 14:18

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 14:18
Yeah, I zoomed in on a pic of an Isspro with a red pointer and some of the paint was flaking off. I took that as a quality issue. i liked the Autometer from the start, but did not go for them becasue of price. When I stumbled on the price of around US$110 I started looking harder. The Autometer looks heaps clearer to read. Although, I was amazed at how small a 50mm guage actually is when it turned up. They are about 50mm deep as well. You get a green and a red light cover so can choose which one you want to put on before you install and I see there is a blue available which would be pretty funky, about $5 Aussie at Autobarn. I have only run it around town last week and are getting about 650°F max. I haven't been out of an 80kmh zone yet. They didn't have a celcius guage. Car will be sitting in the shed for 6 weeks now, I just went back to work on the ship in WA. Sorry can't help with temps.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 18:07

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 18:07
One thing about USA imported gauges .. they are in F instead of C...

Thats why I went with VDO, all the gauges are in C.

Im the same on how small a 50mm gague is. but you can fit 4 across a Dash pod!
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