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Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 20:57
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hi all
going up the s.e. free way out of Adelaide is a fairly steep and long hill . in gq patrol diesel pulling a 18 foot van. watching the water temp as it was a warm day every thing fine then a buzzer in vehicle goes off, momentarily did not know what it was. pulled up straight away then remembered it was the low water in radiator buzzer.
i had this fitted about 2 years a go and had for gotten all about it.
bottom radiator tank had a split in seam and had dumped all coolant.
radiator had clean out about a year ago by radiator specialist bottom tank had been removed for cleaning. might be having words with them ! any way this little device just saved me a few thousand dollars i would highly recommend one. when i told my mate who installed this buzzer an auto elec. what happened he said i should have known it was a low coolant alarm because as a reminder it should have chirpped every time i turned the ignition on. when he checked it he had not connected it properly, it chirps now. i think it cost me $120 to have fitted. very cheap insurance.
regards
al

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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 21:26

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 21:26
Al, you're sooooo right.....the egine saver alarm is a great insurance policy....there was another thread about it only a week or so ago.

Many of us have fitted them. The sales and after sales service from David Jones is second to none.

No interest, just a great product.

Roachie
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 21:41

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 21:41
Have just fitted one in my 100 ser TD

Also want to fit this but am unsure where the sensor would go.

http://www.kartbay.com.au/p/286804/digital-water-temp-gauge-probe.html

Somewhere other than the top hose I would think, pehaps a tee off the electric sensor or the engine drain tap????????

Any suggestions from experts.


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Follow Up By: Member - shane (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 22:13

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 22:13
Graham, am i missing something here. these guys are talking about a water/coolant detection device, not a temp gauge.
the one your post went to would only work while coolant was in contact with the sender, the other works when no coolant is in contact.
cheers shane.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 23:00

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 23:00
Yes Shane u r

I said that I have one of the loss of coolant protectors AND ALSO WANTED TO FIT THIS


Which is the item in the link

The coolant alarm is excellent but i would also like to keep a closer eye on temps whilst towing a heavy van for the next 6 months or so
As i already have a pod with two gauges in it am trying to get a small one like in the link that i can put somewhere that I can see but it doesnt intrude too much


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Follow Up By: mattjack - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 01:03

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 01:03
G'day Graham,

Check out Scangauge
Just put one in the ol Jackaroo. Displays water temp as well as other handy gauges. I was mainly chasing fuel usage etc, but currently having probs setting that part up.
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Follow Up By: hoffy - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 08:14

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 08:14
I'll second the scangauage recommendation. It gives a very accurate reading, much better than the OEM gauge.
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Follow Up By: Member - shane (SA) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:08

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:08
Sorry Graham, I stand corrected. Some days it pays just not to get up.
cheers shane.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:18

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:18
Thanks but to those who recommend scangauge.
Would be fine except they dont fit in most 100 series, some petrol models do apparently but I emailed Wooders who sell them and they confirmed they dont fit in 2005 TD landcruisers

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:21

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:21
She's right Shane I have days like that but at my age its Alzheimers coming on i think.
I have learnt to read all posts on here at least twice as some are not written very clearly.
Now what was I writing about

LOL




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Follow Up By: Member - shane (SA) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 15:58

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 15:58
No worries Graham, I also tow a van of some 1.6 tonnes. I fitted a etg about a year ago and i cant see how people do without them. its quite hard to stay within the recommended temp range while towing. how do you get on?
cheers shane.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 18:03

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 18:03
No probs so far Suppose it depends what u r driving and how heavy your foot is. You shouldnt have any probs with the Rapid.
My Roadstar is 2.8 t so Cruiser gets a bit warm sometimes. Plenty of time so i just slow down a bit.

Cheers
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