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Old 04-05-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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On board temp sensors

I know some people like to use infrared temp readers, but quite honestly I can't see spending $80 bucks on a digital thermometer. Are the on board temp sensors a good buy? I believe they attach around the head and sit somewhere on the car and give you realtime readings.

What are the pros and cons of using an onboard system like that?
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Extra weight, finding a place to put it in the chassis, another batt. needed. One good hit in the same location and you have to spend another $40 for a new one. I see no need for them on board.
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on board sensors arent as good, ive been told they give bad read outs or they could be wrong by about 20 degrees
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I agree with bbntc3 .

I don't want to spend $80 Ir thermometer too so I just bought this(see pic). Its almost the same price as the radioshack one but comes with case and battery. Plus it reads the minimum and maximum temp thats why I like it. Also the onboard temp adds up to my cars weight. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-05-2003, 05:44 PM   #5
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check this site
http://www.twf8.ws/new/home.htm

go to Reviews ...then Tempmoduls ...scroll down to Calibration and click on Today 24-06-2002 we placed the calibration results click here for more info!

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I agree with bbntc3 .

I don't want to spend $80 Ir thermometer too so I just bought this(see pic). Its almost the same price as the radioshack one but comes with case and battery. Plus it reads the minimum and maximum temp thats why I like it. Also the onboard temp adds up to my cars weight. Hope this helps.
Where is that one available...I don't think they're avail. over here in the U.S. It seems as it's only distributed in Europe?

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you know buying those for more than one car isn't work it cause one infarred thermometer will work for multiple car and the onboards wont, atleast not with out taking th body off
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Where is that one available...I don't think they're avail. over here in the U.S. It seems as it's only distributed in Europe?
this is where I bought mine.
like corvettecrazy said u can only use on board temp on one cars engine. U have to remove it and put it in ur another car to measure its engine temp. Not like Infrared where u just have to point it on every engines head that u want to get the temp.
BTW heres the link where I bought mine. Im here in New York
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/water-fi...rostecnon.html
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Ok cool, I just bought one...figured I might as well since they're on sale.

Thanks!
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hows it work. is it accurate
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hows it work. is it accurate
The readouts on the comparison chart show it to be fairly consistant with the other 2 units they tested.

The link is posted on one of his earlier posts or see below...

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check this site
http://www.twf8.ws/new/home.htm

go to Reviews ...then Tempmoduls ...scroll down to Calibration and click on Today 24-06-2002 we placed the calibration results click here for more info!
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