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Getting ready to install a water temp gauge (2007 650 XT). Was told to install on the lower hose off the engine. And was ready to until I see it goes to the lower part of the radiator. I was expecting it to go to the top if it was the hot water leaving the engine.

Can somebody clue me in here - Which hose is which (top, bottom, cool water entering, hot water exiting) and which do I want to install this on?

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So the hose on top which runs from the top of the engine to the top of the radiator.

(did some additional research and I follow now, I guess its standard for the hot to leave the engine from the top and enter the radiator from the top, cool off flowing down through the radiator, then exit cooled from the bottom of the radiator to enter the engine at the bottom. And you'd want to be monitoring the water temp as it exits the engine at the top)

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I agree with Johnny put it in the top.The top hose will have the hottest temp. because it will be going to the radiator which is a down flow and cooler water will be coming back from the bottom.



 

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Well really you wont get an accurate reading unless it is in the cylinder head.This is just a convenient way of getting a temp gauge in it.
So what I/we really need is one of these with the right temps and thread pitch. I'll see what I can do. Anybody know what the thread pitch is?
 

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no what you really need is the utvcrap Gage and inline adapter ....you can install it within 12" of the cylinder and and Im sure the temp would not be 2 degree off .....
 

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The UTV crap kit is the way to go. It comes with all the stuff (fittings, clamps, gauge, etc.). No need to run around and piece it all together yourself.

Now that Im done being confused on which hose I'll try to get it installed this weekend.
 

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About 100 sitting in my garage not running, which was about right.

While running sitting in my garage it got up to 180 after about 10 minutes or so. The Cat fan goes on at 180 and starts to cool it down right away.

Took it for a run at 50 mph down the paved street and didnt see it get over 180 - but thats probably not stressing it with the cooling from going 50.

Will see what happens on the trails tomorrow.

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I jacked my up in the back before I cut the coolant hose. That way I didnt loose much, if any, coolant. It helps get the engine higher than the radiator.
 

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Hit rocky (slow driving at times) Forest service/jeep trails out behind the house early this morning. Temp pushed over 180 at times (durning slow rocky sections) on the way back but not much past that.

I see UTV crap has an oil pressure sending unit housing too. I might check that out next.
 

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Hit rocky (slow driving at times) Forest service/jeep trails out behind the house early this morning. Temp pushed over 180 at times (durning slow rocky sections) on the way back but not much past that.

I see UTV crap has an oil pressure sending unit housing too. I might check that out next.
Thanks for the feedback Mike

When are you coming to my house to install my kit????

Seth



 
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