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Old 06-14-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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What is the best inexpensive temp guage that is accurate?
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i have a duratrax one. Cost me 25. Is it the best? no, but it works for me
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i like this one

http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=1804
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thats what I use, works fine
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i have a duratrax one. Cost me 25. Is it the best? no, but it works for me
Actually that one is horrible. I have the HPI Temp Gun, it is very accurate. Also the PE-1 is great.
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i have the duratrax one and it works fine have check it against
some more expensive ones and its right on not bad for 25 bucks
can't ask for much more you break it get a new one battery goes
dead get a new this goes for all cheap temp guns they all just that
get you in the ball park
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I use a PE-3. It's a really awesome temp gun. It uses AA batteries which is a plus because you don't have to buy/carry special batteries for it. It is also very accurate, and has lots of features like a laser and backlight, both of which you can turn on or off to save energy. It has an awesome max setting which tells you the max temprature of that particular reading, that way you know the actual engine temp all of the time.

http://www.tempgun.com/order.html#pe1
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the only temp gun i trust to tune by temp. is the exergen. Ive compared it to a lot of other temps guns and the exergen is the most accurate and consistent. pricey but save up, its worth it!
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the only temp gun i trust to tune by temp. is the exergen. Ive compared it to a lot of other temps guns and the exergen is the most accurate and consistent. pricey but save up, its worth it!
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good old spit on the glow plug !!
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the only temp gun i trust to tune by temp. is the exergen. Ive compared it to a lot of other temps guns and the exergen is the most accurate and consistent. pricey but save up, its worth it!
I actually just compared my PE-3 to two exergen's yesterday at the track, and all 3 read within 3 degrees of eachother. The Exergen is an awesome tempgun, but the price tag makes it very unrealistic for most people, myself included. Noone should be tuning thier engines by temp anyway. Tune by smoke, sound and preformance, then check temp. Tuning solely by temp will get you into a whole load of problems.
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Ive used a few, havent found ne to better than the other but I do like the axial slim temp gun, small and round like a pen so I can get down in the head <<<CHEERS>>>
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