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    I only have a oil psi gauge , I would like to put a temp gauge during the winter, the issue is I know they should be in the oil pan , I have a canton oil pan that has 2 drain bungs, problem is I cant use the second oil drain (long story and not my fault seriously) so where is the next best place to stab the sender? or capillary if its mechanical and is electric or mechanical better? also I don't want the gauge in the dash I would like to mount it to the back of the motor maybe in one of the unused holes in the head facing the front of the boat, if possible maybe somebody can post a picture of what they have ? thanks.....

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    the best place for an oil temp gauge is the pan # 2 spot would be the ports above the oil filter. Any thing above that has been effected by cooling by water in the engine. problem is viewing from the seat? MLAO M

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    Thanks for the response , I just donít want to drill into the dash , figure I could look back once in a while or have one of the kids tell me what the gauge says , Iím afraid the 2nd drain bung in the pan will leak , short story is canton sent me the pan with 1 of the drain bungs welded in backwards so basically you could screw in the drain plug but only from inside the pan , so i retapped it and put sealer on it and it hasnít leaked knock on wood , I told canton about it and I could have sent it back but that was the second pan and I was trying to get the motor in , never thought Iíd need the second drain , I could always take the plug out and try it just afraid it might start leaking , canton explained they had some new employees at the time and 1 of them must have accidentally welded it in backwards , and it would take a few weeks to get me another pan , they told me I could try and tap it and see what happened and thatís what I did , canton was willing to take it back and make it right but my dumb ass was trying to get it in the boat before my wife divorced me ??

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    I guess I can try above the filter , that might be better than opening a can of worms , at the time my wife was tired of me working on the boat And I was tired of hearing it , but live and learn i never thought of checking the bung either I mean who would think of having one welded in with the tapper facing wrong , 1st time I ever saw that damn it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Thanks for the response , I just donít want to drill into the dash , figure I could look back once in a while or have one of the kids tell me what the gauge says , Iím afraid the 2nd drain bung in the pan will leak , short story is canton sent me the pan with 1 of the drain bungs welded in backwards so basically you could screw in the drain plug but only from inside the pan , so i retapped it and put sealer on it and it hasnít leaked knock on wood , I told canton about it and I could have sent it back but that was the second pan and I was trying to get the motor in , never thought Iíd need the second drain , I could always take the plug out and try it just afraid it might start leaking , canton explained they had some new employees at the time and 1 of them must have accidentally welded it in backwards , and it would take a few weeks to get me another pan , they told me I could try and tap it and see what happened and thatís what I did , canton was willing to take it back and make it right but my dumb ass was trying to get it in the boat before my wife divorced me ??
    Instead of having one of the kids check it ask the wife and ---"thats when the fight started''! Just kidding!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    Instead of having one of the kids check it ask the wife and ---"thats when the fight started''! Just kidding!!!
    Your exactly right!,,,,,i love my wife but shes crazy and iv come to realize most of them are , there are a few unicorns out there but for the most part I think there all the same,,,,,,i figure once the temp temp gets up I really shouldn't have to look at it again unless we stop running the boat for a while and the temp goes down,,once I monitor it for a while and I see where the oil temp is usually at ,,,,my motor runs cold as hell so I just want to make sure the oil temp will get rid of whatever condensation builds up, my motor doesn't even get to 100 degrees, I have a glenwood magna flow and that thing does a hell of a job...

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    A temperature gage is probably better, but an infrared temperature gun aimed at the pan will provide a fairly accurate indication of oil temperature for occasional checking. And no, it's not ideal when you're racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Your exactly right!,,,,,i love my wife but shes crazy and iv come to realize most of them are , there are a few unicorns out there but for the most part I think there all the same,,,,,,i figure once the temp temp gets up I really shouldn't have to look at it again unless we stop running the boat for a while and the temp goes down,,once I monitor it for a while and I see where the oil temp is usually at ,,,,my motor runs cold as hell so I just want to make sure the oil temp will get rid of whatever condensation builds up, my motor doesn't even get to 100 degrees, I have a glenwood magna flow and that thing does a hell of a job...
    THATS TO COLD!! So is the boat. what exit water line size are you running?

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    I have glenwood logs and the dump lines are 5/8 that goes to the elbows
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    Not sure if you can see the set up itís and old pic
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    Sorry I can't really make it out so are you going from the pump to logs then engine then dump?

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    Sorry Iím using my phone the pics probably arenít that good and yes it goes from the pump to the logs for pre-heat then into the motor then to the dumps.

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    Well that's correct. So my suggestion would be to take the water outlet off an build a plate just like the gasket and drill a 3/8 hole in it to hold the water in the block longer to build heat. If it gets to hot enlarge the hole in small steps. A thermostat of sorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    Well that's correct. So my suggestion would be to take the water outlet off an build a plate just like the gasket and drill a 3/8 hole in it to hold the water in the block longer to build heat. If it gets to hot enlarge the hole in small steps. A thermostat of sorts.
    Thank you ol guy!, I was going back and forth with this forever , I don't run a thermostat and I was going to do what you said at the begening of the year but I had talked to someone at Bergeron and advised me to leave it alone, also was worried about having to much psi in the block but then was told that shouldn't happen and basically I just left it alone,,,i even talked to glenwood and they said I could buy the smaller magnaflow housing but that just might make it run hot because they recommend the 1 inch pump for a bbc,, just wondering is that how you control your temp? with a plate in the thermostat housing ? I actually have a bunch of the moroso plates that they sale for this all I have to do is put one of them in.....

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