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February 28, 2010, 12:28:01 pm

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Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« on: February 28, 2010, 12:28:01 pm »
Why hello there.  ;D

I was wondering who has had experience with Prothe's EGT gauges..




I mean it doesn't look too bad for $44.. Obviously a lot of the gauge is not used, but does that really matter? I'm not gonna nit pick for the price. I know Smokey Eddy has one and works fine for him. I'm not looking for something that is gonna give me super accurate at 1280F just before she melts down.. Just something thats gonna let me know when I get to 1100F and thats all im lookin for ;)

So yeah, who's got one?

Thanks guys.  ;D



Reply #1February 28, 2010, 01:01:12 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 01:01:12 pm »
10-04147 WESTACH 2C2-19 EGT 200-1400F $48.750 

or the site

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/westach10-01268.php

heres what the gauges look like

The 2c2-1 (very top) is what I have only it goes down to 200 F. Whereas the one pictured is the 2c2 is 6 to 16 x100F...as you can see for the money it isn't much different and this is the fastest reacting thing out there.

Come on Jeremy it is a critical part not a door handle ::)

Reply #2February 28, 2010, 01:17:32 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 01:17:32 pm »
LUCAS, shove it ;)

I know it is a very vital part, but i figure its better to have a cheap one, then not one at all right? lol So with this Spruce one, you have to buy the gauge and sender separate? Or is the $48 price tag include gauge and sender? There site is kinda skimpy on information sadly.. :(

Reply #3February 28, 2010, 01:24:35 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 01:24:35 pm »
I think they are separate, but the one gauge is a little cheaper I believe and the sender is cheap too. I would have to look at total cost, but I think I had less than 70.00 in everything including some extra ktype leads from andrew.

Reply #4February 28, 2010, 01:34:58 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 01:34:58 pm »
The sender and gauge for me is $88 not included shipping. Soooo lol

I dunno ;) I want to get one that is good, but i don't know if I need the best you know?

Reply #5February 28, 2010, 01:50:08 pm

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010, 01:50:08 pm »
McNally has the best for cars, that is relatively cheap. McNally's are car specific, a wee bit pricier  ;D but if you want the best bang for the buck, I'd go search ebay for a high end one and hold out to bid til the last second.
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Reply #6February 28, 2010, 01:51:23 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010, 01:51:23 pm »
I would think if you go to the trouble of installing it you could spend the extra 44. Shop around there are cheaper sites...I think the westach site is better than the aircraft site.
I wanted mine so I could have cool down. The oil will cook at 600 F so I wanted to know for sure that I was good to shut off. Heat soak you know:D

Reply #7February 28, 2010, 02:05:45 pm

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010, 02:05:45 pm »
there are also koso gauges kicking around ebay.
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Reply #8February 28, 2010, 02:18:24 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 02:18:24 pm »

its better to have a cheap one, then not one at all right?

You're posting 'cause you're asking for opinion's right?!  If so, respectfully, here's mine:  I would argue that in the case of safety or diagnostic equipment a cheap one is at best pointless and in some situations probably *worse* than having none at all.  In the case of EGTs... common sense will probably limit your use of the go-pedal... whereas an inaccurate gauge could easily make you think you're fine when you aren't.  And you're 45 bucks poorer to boot.   :P

I've got no data to suggest that this particular gauge is inaccurate... other than the fact that, as you mention, the vast majority of the scale is unusable... meaning the actual numbers you need are pretty compressed.  I do know that by foregoing a few brewskis this week (or lattes, if you're anything like me  ;) you could get yourself an aircraft-quality instrument that is proven on our cars and will not lie to you just when you need it the most.  Sensor installed pre-turbo, of course, despite the fact that the manifold will probably have to come off to do it.

Again, just one man's opinion.   :D
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Reply #9February 28, 2010, 03:09:01 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 03:09:01 pm »
I'd rather wait and save up to have a proven, quality one in the case of EGT gauge. Any other gauge, I would be fine with something cheap but EGT's are too important in my opinion to cheap out on. I have the Spruce probe and ISSPRO gauge and love it.
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Reply #10February 28, 2010, 05:34:19 pm

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 05:34:19 pm »
I am very happy with my auber instruments EGT gauge, it was reasonably priced, is accurate and has a warning light/buzzer that you can set to whatever you would like(and can be used to switch things like water/meth sprayers)

it is digital, which is kinda a bummer, but it is still easy to read and fast to react.

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Reply #11February 28, 2010, 05:45:31 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010, 05:45:31 pm »
My Ebay'd AutoMeter Cobalt looks friggen sweet, and seems to work well.
I'd probably opt for used brand name before new cheapest no - name
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What? is *F different ina car tailpipe than an aircraft one?

Reply #12February 28, 2010, 06:38:07 pm

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2010, 06:38:07 pm »
I purchased all three of there Gauges

Oil psi/oil temp
Optional adapter: Mounts to filter adapter for both , easy Install

Boost Psi / EGT, Drilled and tapped manifold, easy install on exhaust and intake

Water temp / Volt Gauge

water temp goes into 1.6 Coolant Neck , Again Easy Install

Volt/Battery wire into fuse box, Easy

I paid good money for this money and Turbo/ Giles pump and I want to see correct readings

All three gauges fit in my center console

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Reply #13February 28, 2010, 07:07:27 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010, 07:07:27 pm »

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McNally's are car specific
What? is *F different ina car tailpipe than an aircraft one?

 There is no difference between *F in a car or plane. They will probably work well in a plane or ultralight or big truck. Just McNally is a car oriented company and builds their gauges for car apps.
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Reply #14February 28, 2010, 07:47:41 pm

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Re: Prothe's EGT Gauge, Who's got one??
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2010, 07:47:41 pm »
Mcnally gauges are $250.. danng. Thats alottta hooch.

What about a normal everyday sender, and a good brand gauge? isn't it just two electrical connections comin off the probe?

I will stake-out EBAY lol.

EDIT.

What about GREDDY? I found one on ebay, and it is in good condition. brand new. starts at 300f and has big accurate spaces between 3,6 and 9 and then 10-11-12 are close together.

It only goes up to 12.. Will that be enough? I doubt I want to really go any higher anyway.
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