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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2011, 05:09:39 PM »
AutoZone sells a IR for 29 bucks,not to start a contest here but I would spend a little more money and buy one with a adjustable emissivity, a 12:1 spot and read up to 1200 degress they cost around 100 bucks from Extech  JMO



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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2011, 05:33:44 PM »
Just made a cross-city adventure to get the one from Home Depot.  It'll have to do for tomorrow's adventure.  I ain't going back out in the heat and traffic anymore today. Time to rest up for an early morning departure.
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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2011, 06:19:42 PM »
Shoot the wheel hubs and each tire when you stop and learn how to shoot the surface of the radiator to find plugged rods in the core.  Use it inside while driving to find those air leaks.  They are a serious trouble spot and make AC and heating a really complicated adventure while underway mostly.  The fix is usually really cheap and costs only time and the payback is extreme in comfort.  Entrance door is a really good spot to start.

The higher temp gun will allow you to check the ex manifold for uniform heating that will indicate proper cylinder balance.  Low compression, low/high fuel injection, valve operation.  Dead jug!  All worth going for but don't throw the one you have away...it is really useful.  Check the temps of the windows and the metal around them....stopped and underway.

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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2011, 06:36:42 PM »
I'd always want a gun that could shoot the maximum turbo exhaust gas inlet temp (about 1350 for me). But how you ever going to do that on a bus!

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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2011, 07:04:42 PM »
I have a Extech IR with a 13:1 spot reads up to 1472 degrees and automatically adjusts the emissivity over 212 manual adjustment below 212 neat IR cost 130 bucks from www,calright.com 

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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2011, 07:18:00 PM »
Thanks for the link. I really like the clamp-amp meter with the IR thermometer.

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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2011, 10:33:26 AM »
I have a Extech IR with a 13:1 spot reads up to 1472 degrees and automatically adjusts the emissivity over 212 manual adjustment below 212 neat IR cost 130 bucks from www,calright.com 

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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2011, 11:41:41 AM »
That little dot makes a world of difference lol Don got up yet 

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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2011, 12:42:48 PM »
With his MH rock'n I ain't a knock'n!

I heard him out there shoot'n earlier so I ain't bother'n him.
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Re: Technomadia Update - 4106 Adventures at the Tire Shop
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2011, 12:43:51 PM »
BTW he's bought 2 new pieces so far on this trip.
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