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Old 09-19-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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I don't give a rat.

What my tach says, my mph..I look at these & my temp. gage.
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I don't get it- your gauges are broken?
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How do you know any of your gages work?
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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I don't get it- your gauges are broken?
One tends to keep a eye on gages when puttting on 20K a year.
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Well at least mine move off "0".
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Some things have to be accepted by faith or experience on how the gages read and how the engine runs, etc.
For that matter, how do you know your rear bumper is still back there as you go down the highway....?
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Whatever, for sure you experts have got way more experience than the 250K full time miles we have.
I was making a point about good quality gages; that's all; what's the deal with your comments?
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Whatever, for sure you experts have got way more experience than the 250K full time miles we have.
I was making a point about good quality gages; that's all; what's the deal with your comments?

Hi, Mike Leary. Maybe it's a full moon, or they are moody, or maybe the way you started your post. "I don't give a rat." Either way my opinion is that the less some people know mechanically about their vehicles, the better off they are without all these gauges. It just makes people panic when their trans temp goes up 10 degrees in reallity it's nothing to worry about. And for those who do understand what is going on under the hood, I'm sure those are great gauges. As a mechanic since 1968 I do know what's going on under my hood, but my vehicle was designed to do the job of towing my trailer, and more, and I'm going to rely on what the factory gave me when my vehicle was made. [my opinion]

God only knows I can't text message and read two extra gauges at the same time. [Just kidding]
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:01 AM   #9
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I was making a point about good quality gages; that's all;
Well my point was simply that I didn't understand what point you were trying to make. To me at least, it wasn't clear what you were getting at. Maybe putting the above sentence in your OP would have helped.
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I've always felt that properly functioning gauges were better than idiot lights. If you learn to check them on a regular basis while running down the road, they give you great information which can help you should one of them indicate water temp, oil pressure, alternator voltage/amps, rear dif temps are not what they should be. Some people have not taken the time to learn what the normal range is for each of these gauges and that is a mistake.
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I've replaced all of my gages with the ISSPRO, great product. Sorry we got the thread screwed up. The point was, as you diesel guys know, is while climbing,
your heat, boost and water temp. are all you need to look at!
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So a rat got into your instrument cluster?

Just kidding!

Good point Mike!

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In the big trucks, we keep an eye on our exhaust gas temp in a long climb so that we don't melt a piston. In my Peterbilt I had a separate sensor installed upstream of the turbo so that I could see the actual piston temp (there's about a 300 temp drop across the turbo) and I never let my temp get closer than 100 to the piston melting temp. I put a million miles on that Cummins.
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I've replaced all of my gages with the ISSPRO, great product. Sorry we got the thread screwed up. The point was, as you diesel guys know, is while climbing,
your heat, boost and water temp. are all you need to look at!
Mike,
Thanks for the added info, it wasn't my intention to twist your knickers.
Sorry 'bout that.
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