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    can a mechanical water temp gauge be used as a intake air temp gauge or does it need water to work. i would like to see what the air temp going into the cylinder is after the inter-cooler. i just happen to have a extra gauge.

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    interesting.....

    try using a blow dryer on it and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    interesting.....

    try using a blow dryer on it and see what happens.
    good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo wog View Post
    good idea!
    it wont react quickly enough. You would have to stay WFO for a long time to see an accurate reading.
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    Put a Pete's plug in the places that you would like to measure. These are rubber filled plugs and wont leak even if put into the oil pan or below the fill level of a tank. Just remove the cap and push a measuring device through the rubber.
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    Then you can push one of these through there and make a pass , it will hold the max temp so you can review it later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    Put a Pete's plug in the places that you would like to measure. These are rubber filled plugs and wont leak even if put into the oil pan or below the fill level of a tank. Just remove the cap and push a measuring device through the rubber.
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    Then you can push one of these through there and make a pass , it will hold the max temp so you can review it later.
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    thats a pretty good idea.

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    Why not put one on the intake side of the water and one on the exit side of the water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    Why not put one on the intake side of the water and one on the exit side of the water?
    water temp is a variable but it will probably fluctuate from @ 65-85 i'm guessing, lake vs river? intake charge on the air can be 70-100 going in & 150-350* coming out. this is what i want to know. what air charge temp my cyl. are seing to get an idea how effective the intercooler is .

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo wog View Post
    water temp is a variable but it will probably fluctuate from @ 65-85 i'm guessing, lake vs river? intake charge on the air can be 70-100 going in & 150-350* coming out. this is what i want to know. what air charge temp my cyl. are seing to get an idea how effective the intercooler is .
    I am just saying that 'effective wise' the difference between water in and water out will tell you how effective it is.

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