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    I was talking to my good friend Doug this weekend. He says I should invest in a Pirometer system. He explained it well. I still have a few questions for clarifications.
    Is anyone running one on its own? I'm not racing so the Edelbrock System is a bit pricey for my lake boat.

    We talked about what cylinder to place it. #5 was the thought. Anyone?

    Is there a sensor & gauge set that anyone could recommend?

    How much for the kit if any?

    Being new to through transom exhaust. I'd have Bergerons weld the bung on but I would like to do the rest myself.
    Hey No Bergeron crap.lol I'm not spending 600 bux for a spool gun for my welder. Thats gas cash.

    Pics of whats out there welcome...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cave View Post
    I was talking to my good friend Doug this weekend. He says I should invest in a Pirometer system. He explained it well. I still have a few questions for clarifications.
    Is anyone running one on its own? I'm not racing so the Edelbrock System is a bit pricey for my lake boat.

    We talked about what cylinder to place it. #5 was the thought. Anyone?

    Is there a sensor & gauge set that anyone could recommend?

    How much for the kit if any?

    Being new to through transom exhaust. I'd have Bergerons weld the bung on but I would like to do the rest myself.
    Hey No Bergeron crap.lol I'm not spending 600 bux for a spool gun for my welder. Thats gas cash.

    Pics of whats out there welcome...
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    Hey No Bergeron crap.lol I'm not spending 600 bux for a spool gun for my welder. Thats gas cash.

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    how many gallons would that get u

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    Quote Originally Posted by cave View Post
    Hey No Bergeron crap.lol I'm not spending 600 bux for a spool gun for my welder. Thats gas cash.

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    how many gallons would that get u
    It cost 237 and change to fill up on AV gas. So 2.53 fills ups or 1 complete weekend

    160 for 92, 3 3/4 fill ups or one complete weekend of running all day both days.

    50/50 3 fill ups.

    or 78% of my annual insurance on the boat
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    Quote Originally Posted by cave View Post
    I was talking to my good friend Doug this weekend. He says I should invest in a Pirometer system. He explained it well. I still have a few questions for clarifications.
    Is anyone running one on its own? I'm not racing so the Edelbrock System is a bit pricey for my lake boat.

    We talked about what cylinder to place it. #5 was the thought. Anyone?

    Is there a sensor & gauge set that anyone could recommend?

    How much for the kit if any?

    Being new to through transom exhaust. I'd have Bergerons weld the bung on but I would like to do the rest myself.
    Hey No Bergeron crap.lol I'm not spending 600 bux for a spool gun for my welder. Thats gas cash.

    Pics of whats out there welcome...
    Find a Napa Auto parts or a diesel truck shop, VDO sell's a gauge as does many other's. It doesn't have a re-call on it but if you mount it on the dash you can read it.

    Did it year's ago as we were buring the spark plug electroid off of the number 6 clynd. over and over on the nitrous.

    What is your concern ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    Find a Napa Auto parts or a diesel truck shop, VDO sell's a gauge as does many other's. It doesn't have a re-call on it but if you mount it on the dash you can read it.

    Did it year's ago as we were buring the spark plug electroid off of the number 6 clynd. over and over on the nitrous.

    What is your concern ?

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    Burning more than the spark plug electrode
    Really I want it for piece of mind. I'm kinda hard on things. Would be nice to know if I'm on the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cave View Post
    Burning more than the spark plug electrode
    Really I want it for piece of mind. I'm kinda hard on things. Would be nice to know if I'm on the edge.
    Is that doing N/A or on the juice ? And how long W/O or are you doing that a part throttle ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cave View Post
    Burning more than the spark plug electrode
    Really I want it for piece of mind. I'm kinda hard on things. Would be nice to know if I'm on the edge.
    lean it down until you start to melt the glue out of the top of the porcelin and back up one jet size

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    Im running one this year Jimmy. You dont need one bud. You run very rich and that motor is low compression. Dont spend the $$$. Spend it else where Trust me on this one brotha. "I gotsha covered"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cave View Post
    I was talking to my good friend Doug this weekend. He says I should invest in a Pirometer system. He explained it well. I still have a few questions for clarifications.
    ...

    Doug spends way tooooooooooo much $$$$ at Phils You dont need a pyro! Add a blower or juice and turn the heat up. Then you will have a need for one
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue wonder View Post
    lean it down until you start to melt the glue out of the top of the porcelin and back up one jet size

    There ya go, listen to this guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by 396_Ways_To_Spit View Post
    There ya go, listen to this guy
    I never used to run one in my blown gas deal and it was 11.5-1 with about 25lbs of boost. I would lean on it till the plugs looked almost looked new accept the little speckels down deep and then go up a jet size or two. If you learn how to read plugs you really dont need one as long as you take the time to get the tune up rite. I use the one im my diesel when im pulling long hard grades with a load but that a totally different deal.
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    The money would be better spent on an O2 sensor then a Pyrometer.
    I've got both. The Pyro is sitting on the shelf and I use the O2 sensor every time out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unchained View Post
    The money would be better spent on an O2 sensor then a Pyrometer.
    I've got both. The Pyro is sitting on the shelf and I use the O2 sensor every time out.

    Good advise!
    The egt's use to be the standard for tuning but as the o2 sensors have developed we have found they are far superior in most all cases. It takes a pretty big swing in AF ratio's to make a significant change in EGT's.
    EGT's are more effected by timing than anything else.
    Not saying they are useless by any means, they have there place. Dialing in a fuel system tune-up isn't that place.

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