Guest jaimesix Posted May 16, 2009 Report Share Posted May 16, 2009 Hi. Since I am going to have my Datsun ready soon, I am thinking about gauges that are usefull and help monitor the engine conditions. Useful gauges also help us because we learn what the normal temps/readings are for our particular cars, so when something reads wrong, we can prevent failure by acting in timely manner. I am thinking about oil pressure and oil temperature gauges. Adding a transmission temperature gauge would be good too. If there is any problem, like a leak, a tranny loosing fluid would begin to run hot, so by noticing the change on this gauge's reading, we would be one step ahead of any problems/failures, specially in summer times. A Water Temperature gauge is a must.By monitoring the temperature, we can detect problems like a heater radiator clog, failing thermostat, etc, before the car overheats and compromises the cylinder head and engine. A Cylinder Head Temperature Gauge is another one I am considering. Water and oil temps can change gradually, but cylinder head temps can change abruptly as a result of hard driving, hard acceleration, etc. Good way to monitor and prevent failure while having fun / street driving. There is another one, Exhaust Temperature Gauge. That would be an indicator of performance and rich/lean mixtures. What do you have or plant to add to your Datsun? Jaime.______________________________________________________ Quote Link to comment
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