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bullit
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Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:57 pm

Evening all.

I was thinking of fitting a pyrometer (EGT meter) on my lux to monitor the gas temps.

My question is where to source a gauge. I've been to autostle and they only have one sort of gauge available and it's not what I'm looking for.

Has anyone fitted theses gauges and can recommend a good well priced gauge.
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Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:28 pm

Hi there Ryan.I have also considered installing a gauge to my vehicle and have shopped around and found out that I can obtain an electronic thermometer and sensor ,which will be installed on the turbo for about R2000.I have also noted that an engine management system which indicates egt temp,water temp,oil pressure and other obtions etc, is available on the market by the name of MADDOG.I have heard good things about this system and I m also considering this obtion.I see it adverstized in one of the local offroad magazines.Happy hunting and keep the forum informed of your observations and experiences regarding this topic.
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Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:08 pm

Maddogs have rabies but MadMan has an engine management system.

http://www.madman.co.za/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I can vouch for their product quality and function.
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:36 am

Apologies for calling the system MADDOG instead of MADMAN. I knew there was something mad about the product.
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:04 am

I have one - will have to check the brand - only gripe is the excessive BLEEEEEEPPPPPP each time you start the vehicle.


Fitting it is also a bit of a discussion point ....


Mine was fitted AFTER the turbo. Common consensus is that it should be fitted between the top and the turbo. The danger with this is that metal filings from the drilling could stuff up the turbo .... some installers let the vehicle idle while drilling and tapping to blow out any filings.



even fitted after the turbo you quickly see the normal operating temeperature range and can easily adjust the alarm accordingly.
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:09 am

Tony No worries, I had a good laugh :thumbup:
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:11 am

@ Chris, the difference by fitting pre compared to post turbo is about 100deg C less on the post side.
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:14 am

thanks guys,

@chris, please let me know the brand.
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Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:58 am

I had the TurboLogix installed on previous KZ and was very happy with it. Had a website and ordered from there, but doesn't seem to be up anymore.
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Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:12 am

bullit wrote:thanks guys,

@chris, please let me know the brand.
skuus, het vergeet om gister aand te kyk ....

moet iets knoop en die naweek kyk
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:24 pm

Ek dink nie daai knoop was nie styf genoeg nie.
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:32 pm

Met ouderdom vergeet mens tot om n knoop te maak!
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:42 pm

Knuppel wrote:Met ouderdom vergeet mens tot om n knoop te maak!

Of jy vergeet waarvoor die knoop was...
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Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:09 pm

Grapgatte ... :crazy:

thanks for the gentle reminders :siffler:
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The following is written on the faceplate:
- Autogauge
- Stepmaster/Swiss
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Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:16 am

Nice one.

Thanks Chris.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:20 am

Ek is nuuskierig, het jy toe een gekry? Self al rondgekyk en die Madman lyk na die antwoord. Jy koop die guage en voeg dan die senders (sensors) by soos en wanneer nodig. Daar is bv sender units vir EGT, water vlak, water temp ens. Check madman.co.za en ek weet SAC doen al lank installasies.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:10 pm

does fitting these affect the vehicle warranty? Some of them need to be fitted between existing pipes, so one has to cut and fit.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:59 pm

YES, it certainly could be used to void a warantee.

Same as fitting a second fuel filter ....


Strange how going above and beyond to protect your vehicle can be used to void a warantee ....


In fact bad fitment could result in filings going into the turbo and damaging the turbo !!


Fitment by a reputable company such a Dynotech in Brackenfell is certainly the way to go !!!!!!!!!!!!



BUT - why do want to fit this to a vehicle that is under warantee ? NEw vehicles come standard with EGT systems that put the vehicle into limp mode if needed.

You only need this when you chip your vehicle ... which WILL void the warantee (if the dealers see that you fitted a chip)
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:46 am

Madman is the way to go.


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Landy online is selling mad man egt. Bought mine a few years back from them.

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