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Agreed on all points, although in a vacuum a coolant temperature gauge isn't a bad idea for the same reason a calibrated boost gauge is useful - 180 degrees and 200 degrees shows up about the same on the gauge in the cluster, but one of them indicates a thermostat problem. Neither is useful until it is... but neither of those will leave you stranded like a alternator making only 12v will. :)
Last year I bought an Arduino kit with the intend of making an "idiot light array" for my SPG. A bunch of analog I/O with specified thresholds for absolute measurement or maybe trending and just a light or small display to say something like "voltage below 12v" or "coolant 10 degrees in 1 minute" or whatever. I've come around to thinking about idiot lights for most things - I guess I don't really care of my oil pressure is 55psi or 60psi, I just don't want it to be 15psi. :) Of course, I ain't done crap with this plan. :)
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Posts in this Thread:
- Opinions on gauge selection, Ken , Sun, 1 Jul 2018 19:46:11
- Re: dual display, water temp + volts?, kenS , Mon, 2 Jul 2018 16:22:50
- Re: Opinions on gauge selection, Notnoel , Mon, 2 Jul 2018 10:23:03
- Like, Justin VanAbrahams, Mon, 2 Jul 2018 11:37:03 <-- Viewing This Message
- External Ambient Air Temp gage is my preference..... N/M, vsfoxe , Mon, 2 Jul 2018 09:07:26
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