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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Adding a temp gauge

I'm wanting to put a temperature gauge on my TBS. The '99 that's been re-listed here has one that is on or where the oil fill plug is. Anyone have one, or know where one could be bought?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 08:07 PM
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oil temp

those guages only tell you the oil temperature not the coolant temperature. Im no engineer but the only time ive seen a temp guage that wasnt for coolant temp was on a heavy duty diesel that had a guage for transmission temp, Im sure there is a reason for this

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...which I would think is just as important as they both help keep the engine from overheating. Anyway, even a contact gauge is better than nothing.

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It is very unlikely the coolant temperature would be in line and the oil temperature too high.

You have two over temp indications: first, if the fan comes on and never cycles off, and second, the warning light. Even if one fails, the likelihood of both failing is low.

I think I'd want oil pressure before oil temperature. After all, the pressure will drop if the temp gets too high, so you sort of get two for the price of one...

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Good point. Mine is that I'd feel better with a little more information about how the motor is doing than the idiot light supplied.

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I am a little suprised the TBS does not have a water temp. gauge in the speedo cluster. Both my T-3 Sprint and my T-3 Legend have coolant temp. gauges from the factory. I have an oil pressure gauge screwed in to the oil line at the banjo fitting on the back of the head as well. I too am really big on having some imput as to how the engine is doing. ...J.D.

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I’ve a digital Koso on my TBS works perfectly and shows me the exact temp.
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Both ... and my T-3 Legend have coolant temp. gauges from the factory.
What?

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I’ve a digital Koso on my TBS works perfectly and shows me the exact temp.
Which one did you use and where do you connect the sensor?
I was going to do the same when I install the Koso speedo.
I was thinking of this one.
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This is the one I used. Sensor is threaded in on left top of engine.
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