Awesome idea Glamisfan! And I'm pretty sure a temp sensor is a temp sensor no matter what your measuring. And the fact that he saw fluctuations in the temps proves this, I agree with Mearsman, may not be spot on but at least you can see when it's getting super hot.I wouldn't argue one way or the other but I question the logic behind using a water temp guage to measure air temp. A mechanical water temp guage will not give a true reading in the water jacket of a car when no water is present so I fail to see how a water temp guage can give a true reading in a clutch housing where no water is present. I'm not the sharpest tack in the box so can somebody please explain this to me.
210* is fairly warm, but not to the point of blowing a belt. The OEM Mav belt is rated at well over 300* so I've been told. My question though on the temp gauge is this. How close to actual belt temp is the ambient air temp inside the cover? I know my belt temps (checked with a infared thermometor) were 164 in the dunes, and 190+ after 4 back to back pulls on Olds on the steepest part, but the clutch itself was only 124*. Just curious how close the gauge (any gauge for that matter) will read to actual belt temps. How much effect do the engine temp/exhaust temps have if any, and wouldn't it take a higher belt temp to get the air to that high of a reading? Just wondering... (I got too much time on my hands lately).Yup, the probe is just sandwiched between the rubber coupling and the plastic tube. And the one time that I saw 210° we were doing 60 mph through the big bowls. So that's about a pretty good load on it I'd say. And the temps drop surprisingly fast when you start cruising.
An EGT probe is a fast acting thermocouple probe (K-factor) and meant for higher temperatures. They will work but are more accurate at temps above 500* but are probably still more accurate than the probe that Alba is using. You can buy them for lower temperatures found in applications such as the food industry but you need to ensure it is the correct thermocouple type of the gauge you are going to run. The one in the Alba kit looks identical to a water temp sensor so it is going to be slower reacting than an EGT RTD probe.Let me ask this what is the difference between and egt probe (exhaust gas temp) and the one alba and glamisfan are using. Cause they look the same to me. I have an koso egt on my sled and its just a probe in the y pipe close to the exhaust ports to get the most acurate reading. I wonder if there is a diff if maybe we should be using that style instead of the water temp one.
Hey thanks for a great idea I'm ordering mine later..More CC's would be great, but I think we're going to be capped to 1000cc for some time to come. Now if they will just do an inline 4 cylinder 1000cc we will be talking some serious power!
I'm not selling anything so this should okay. But, I did mention this $18 gauge in the Alba thread and that post it got deleted. So we just have to pay attention more and not post stuff like this in a supporting vendors thread. You always have to start your own thread or talk about it in a regular Joe's thread.Hey thanks for a great idea I'm ordering mine later..
Hopefully this don't get you banned for not being a supporting vendor.because I've noticed if you find something cheaper and better and posted on this form you get yourself banned...I'm just saying..I think you should be able to post and promote a quality product..
Good point Glamisfan. I never thought about posting something cheaper on a vendors thread. I can understand why an admin would delete such a post. I think it's really great when members find cheaper avenues for similar quality product and let others know about it.I'm not selling anything so this should okay. But, I did mention this $18 gauge in the Alba thread and that post it got deleted. So we just have to pay attention more and not post stuff like this in a supporting vendors thread. You always have to start your own thread or talk about it in a regular Joe's thread.