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mackay



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:19 pm    Post subject: CHT gauge for my 74 Westy Reply with quote

Any opinions on Dakota Digital's 2 1/16" Odyssey / Solarix? JM
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They work fine. Install the sender under the #3spark plug and you'll learn a lot on your first drive.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Jake. JM
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, I'm in the process of going down this same road. I had emailed the company a while back about getting gauges for my bus. I posted the part numbers in the link below.

http://www.athensvwclub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1401&highlight=dakota
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you sure made it easy on me, I'll order it tonight. Thank you Greg. JM
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mackay



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all, Now that my CHT gauge is installed, what numbers should I look for? JM
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of readings do you get now in normal flat driving?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't driven it much yet, but it seems to run in the mid 300s. JM
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the sender is under the #3 plug you should see the following:

Light load, flat driving-280-330

Heavier load, up slight grades- 340-375

Larger hills, mountains or in a head wind in the middle of summer- 375-400

Anything more than 400 is critical and is an indication of mistuning or a less than optimum engine combination.

If you can keep the heads 325-350 all the time the engine will last forever. I dod this with my 912E and it went 160K and had no signs of being tired when I pulled it down to update it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Jake! JM
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jake and all, I seem to be running around 380 or 390, any idea how I can bring that down? JM
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that up hill or on flat ground?You need to drop 30-40 degrees if those numbers are on flat ground in this type of ambient temp we've been having. Is the gauge you have a VDO?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe he got a Dakota Digital gauge.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is the Dakota Digital, that's mostly flat ground. It varies, of course, with the high begin only a couple of points above 400 for just just a few seconds. JM
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should have said being, not begin. JM
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