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Old 01-13-2015, 04:56 PM   #281
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Coolant Temp/Oil Temp warning levels question.

I think I am going to get a VEI systems dual gauge for oil and coolant temp. Hopefully I will put it in the stock water temp gauge spot.

The VEI systems gauge has an alarm that can be set for each temperature. What temp levels should I have the warning set for?

Water: 230?

Oil: same? higher? lower?
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I would say closer to 205F...in fact I think I have seen that number in just the past few days.....I mean the point of the alarm is to let you know, 'hey its getting hot in hur,'' right? I know most gasoline motors have thermostats that open below 200F so anything north of that would be a good starting point but 230F sounds like blown head gasket territory to me but I could be wrong.
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Spent some time with a dremel today.





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Morning off from class so I got around to putting my new seats in. Got the drivers side done, still need to mount the sub strap and make the back braces.

















First impressions are it is very, very upright. I'm going to try and raise the front tonight and see if that changes anything, otherwise it feels great and I like it so far.
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Seat looks awesome. You said that was like $120?
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Yeah I think I paid 240 for 2. I think with some adjustment and lumbar padding I can make it work. Road trip to Seattle this weekend will tell the real story.
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danger zone

230 water
250 oil



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I would say closer to 205F...in fact I think I have seen that number in just the past few days.....I mean the point of the alarm is to let you know, 'hey its getting hot in hur,'' right? I know most gasoline motors have thermostats that open below 200F so anything north of that would be a good starting point but 230F sounds like blown head gasket territory to me but I could be wrong.
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danger zone

230 water
250 oil
Thats what I was thinking. 205 is when my fans turn on, and I want the gauge alarm to not be a common occurrence. I want it to be a "oh **** whats that light" kind of thing.
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^yup. Mine was set at 225. Good temp IMO.
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^yup. Mine was set at 225. Good temp IMO.
So VEI's new website sucks but I emailed them and its 135$ for dual temp sensors. Anybody know what the stock 1.6 gauge sensor thread pitch is? Searching hasn't returned anything about the little sensor.

For oil I tried finding a way to tee it into the oil feed line but couldn't find anything I like so I think I'm going to find a drain plug adaptor. Any suggestions?
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I am starting this thread in hopes of creating a single repository for the combined community knowledge on how to get the 89-05 Miatas to run cooler. For those of you new to Miatas and/or new to the track, they run hot! A bone stock but perfectly maintained NA6 with A/C will run 230 clt at a steady 70mph on a 100 day. Use full throttle a lot or add a bit of power and you're at 245. Head gasket lets go at around 255.
From the cooling system thread. 255 is max for head gasket.
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So VEI's new website sucks but I emailed them and its 135$ for dual temp sensors. Anybody know what the stock 1.6 gauge sensor thread pitch is? Searching hasn't returned anything about the little sensor.

For oil I tried finding a way to tee it into the oil feed line but couldn't find anything I like so I think I'm going to find a drain plug adaptor. Any suggestions?
I bought this from Summit, screws right into the drain plug hole.

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I bought this from Summit, screws right into the drain plug hole.

Hmmm, wonder if it would work with the gauge I'm getting.
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Gauge cluster sensor for a 1.6 is 1/8 NPT afaik.
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Gauge cluster sensor for a 1.6 is 1/8 NPT afaik.
Nice, that will work for the coolant sensor then.
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Hmmm, wonder if it would work with the gauge I'm getting.
Unknown, I have the "matching" VDO gauge.
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The gauge for the dash plug, right above the "cursed water plug" is 1/8 BSP. A NPT fitting should fit, though. 1.9L Saturns had a 1/8 NPT CLT sensor that follows the GM curve, like $17 bucks for the sensor and pigtail.
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The gauge for the dash plug, right above the "cursed water plug" is 1/8 BSP. A NPT fitting should fit, though. 1.9L Saturns had a 1/8 NPT CLT sensor that follows the GM curve, like $17 bucks for the sensor and pigtail.
Gauge I'm getting comes with sensors, I emailed and asked about a 14x1.5 sensor.
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Sorry about the incorrect water temp value, not sure where I got 205F, I knew you would get reliable information from someone. Now I know too....
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Got a nice package in the mail today. When I bought my hans I got double rewards points from saferacer, and put them to use.



Started in on the Aerocatches. I'll do a full writeup later when I finish the second one but they were a bitch to do.





















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