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kyle_battle

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Heres the temp gun i have just got bored and thought id post it up to get some oppinions on it :]

Oh and i searched around and it says to measure the temp at the top of the head down where the glow plug is.. i always thought u where suppose to pull the temps off the block of the motor? because i get pretty low reading from the top like 170 range and 210 range on the block??

IR Thermometer Pro
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CP7876


* S.O.C. (System-On-Chip) Technology – Complete IR design incorporated on a single chip, creating compact and lightweight design
* Innovative optical lens – high accuracy measurements over wide temperature ranges. 10:1 distance to spot (D:S) ratio
* Measurement Range: -58ºF to +932ºF (-50ºC to +500ºC)
* Automatic data hold
* Laser pointer – simply point at desired target and press the trigger for temperature reading
* Backlit LCD displays both Farhenheit or Celcius
* Always get maximum value
* Visual low battery indicator; two "AAA" batteries included
* Includes belt holster
 

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could u like post a picture of that?

I've been shooting the lazer down near the hpi sticker on mine
 

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Ohh ok kool thanks XD

btw is it ok to get the gun pretty much as close as possible to the point I'm trying to read?
 

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So in the winter where can you check it? I Wrap my head to keep it warm.
 

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and when the bodys on u can't really get to the side of the block............my truck kicked my ass today :(

ditto on the ass kicking part

It snowed here all day and i couldent get a good tune worth crap
 

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I check mine by pointing it down from the top of the engine to read near the glowplug towards the exhaust port. I usually get my highest reading there.
 

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I check mine by pointing it down from the top of the engine to read near the glowplug towards the exhaust port. I usually get my highest reading there.

u mean straight down from the top threw the head down toward the plug or from the rear of the motor right atop of the exhaust?
 

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Straight down from the top through the head (like you would if you were taking out the glow plug). I usually get lower readings when checking from the outside of the head on the crankcase or lower fins.
 

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Aim directly at your glow plug like Olds said. hope that will help
 

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yes, take temps at the glow plug. I've never heard of any experienced nitrohead taking temps from the outside of the block.
 

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Ya did now, Lessen! I shoot the side of the cooling head near the block. But I AM an odd sorta guy and I NEVER said I knew it all. Most, but not all... ;)
 

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ok kool well if this is what everyone else does i guess its the best place to temp from
 
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