Water Temperature Sensor

4 replies to this topic
  • diekatze450

Posted February 14, 2013 - 03:57 AM


Just bought trail tech´s temperature gauge. The sensor is to be plugged cutting a water hose.
My question is in wich hose it would be better to use: before the water gets the radiator, where temperature is higher and the reading would be more straight from the engine, or after the radiator, where temperature is lower but perhaps i get a better indication of the whole cooling system.

  • William1

Posted February 14, 2013 - 07:21 AM


The feed hose going to the radiator is best, the closer to the engine, the better.

What matters is the engine temp, not radiator temp.

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  • L. Euler

Posted February 14, 2013 - 08:30 PM


I found that the wire was not long enough and had to install on the radiator return. After running that way for a while I think I like knowing the effectiveness of the cooling more than the engine temp since looking at the coolant stream will never tell you your engine temp anyway.

  • diekatze450

Posted February 15, 2013 - 07:40 AM


Rad vs Engine: 1-1

I also see slightly different different hose diameters.

which sensor size are you using?

  • William1

Posted February 15, 2013 - 01:33 PM


Trail Tech has extension cables.


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