temp buzzer

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by saabster, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. saabster
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    saabster Junior Member

    can anyone suggest a good eng.temperture warning buzzer.its to go on a mercruiser 5.7 gm '85.(dont want to just rely on temp gauge).
    any help would be great.
     
  2. yipster
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    yipster designer

    wise thinking, why not the standard merc buzzer?
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Little buzzers,-- you cant hear em over the wind, use a relay and a car horn --you will hear that.

    Simple head lamp relay ---Halfords.

    You will need to find a new place to stick a temp switch

    The problem is that the temp could be high for many hours without noticing it--as long as the temp is below the switch temp.

    Thers no substitute for a good driver.
     
  4. yipster
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    yipster designer

    the standard dashboard buzzers are loud enough
    even a good driver may not have his eye at the temp gage all the time
    mercury has T bits for hook-up
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Well Ok,--- up to you, but thats what it is for,-- to look at.

    I would start reducing power if the guage was getting over normal or even cutting the motor --An alarm wont go untill its hot,---too hot,--maybe too late.

    Same or even worse is oil pressure.

    Thers no substitute for a good driver.
     
  6. yipster
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    yipster designer

    in shame i admid i wasnt allways a good driver blowing an engine that way once
    your right on the oil as well but nowadays my -out of sight- buzzers work
    dont know bout the engine but they should normally buzz starting as well
     

  7. saabster
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    saabster Junior Member

    thanks for the advise .i no its a good idea to keep an eye on the gauges !but an audable back up would be great.thanks for the info.

    saabster. p.s didnt no merc.did one cheers.
     
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