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Old 03-28-2007, 12:29 AM
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can anyone tell me which is better a temp. gauge or a water pressure gauge. ? if you only was going to install one, which one would you put in ? i ask this on another forum room but didn't get much feedback.

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Old 03-28-2007, 12:54 AM
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what kind of motor?

Would seem to me that temp is more important than pressure, unless your operating a steam engine.

The worry is over-heating the motor. The water flow keeps it cool, not the water pressure.
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There has been some discussion of this before. Some folks like a pressure gauge, some like a temp gauge. If limited to one, I would prefer a temp gauge for the following reason: The temp gauge tells you if the engine is actually running at the correct temp or not. A pressure gauge will tell you if the water pressure is good or not - but the water pressure can certainly be good and there can still be something wrong that can cause the engine to overheat. (Like a bad thermostat)


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