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Old 04-26-2003, 04:38 PM   #31
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do u belive in temp guns??????
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Nope. Never used one. I fall into the same boat as Dennis Ritchey (Motorman) on this subject. A Temp gun doesnt tell you what is happening inside the engine and the only way to tune an engine properly is by feel and ear.
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Nope. Never used one. I fall into the same boat as Dennis Ritchey (Motorman) on this subject. A Temp gun doesnt tell you what is happening inside the engine and the only way to tune an engine properly is by feel and ear.

how can u tune an engine when u have 10 cars running next to yours?
how do u feel ur engine????TOO HOT
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I didnt mean feel as in touch. I meant feel as in what the car does in relation to what you do with the handset.

As for hearing it. I dont need to. My dad is standing by the trackside on the main straight and he is capable of hearing the engine just fine as it goes by to know what is required.
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The common mistake temp-gun (and gauge) owners do is to use the reading as the be-all and end-all, utilizing it to tune their engines to a specific temperature. This cannot always be done, due to varying weather conditions, etc. I use my Raytek as a reference only; I primarily tune according to sound, sight, and a glow plug inspection.
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The common mistake temp-gun (and gauge) owners do is to use the reading as the be-all and end-all, utilizing it to tune their engines to a specific temperature. This cannot always be done, due to varying weather conditions, etc. I use my Raytek as a reference only; I primarily tune according to sound, sight, and a glow plug inspection.
u r rihgt old.......REFERENCE only, we all know that the temp. u need is the plug temp not the head and that is a commun mistake among people with temp guns......laser guns .....to much money for them and they'll do the job of any other gun.
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