Temp Gauge Add-On

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I used a punch to make a pilot hole and the a circle carbide bit. Be careful the top part is pretty thick.
I found these on the Dakota website. I looks like they have M12 X 1.5 sending unit but it's a little pricey. Would this solve the problem though without having to drill anything? Just replace the bolt and connect the wire to the grounded gage?
I attached a the listing of their metric sending units that might be useful for other applications.

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Figure where you want to put the gauge in. Put blue masking tape on dash to protect it. Mark the center of where you want to put your gauge. Use center punch to mark. Drill a 1/4 pilot hole for hole saw. If a standard gauge, use recommended hole saw with arbor and pilot bit and cut hole. Done.
 
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He's talking about the sending unit under the hood.
 
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I see. I bought the adapter. Stainless steel. Had to use a drill bit to ream hole a little to accept sending unit.
 
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I see. I bought the adapter. Stainless steel. Had to use a drill bit to ream hole a little to accept sending unit.
Do you have a link for that adapter? That could be very useful when I put a set of gauges in my Rox at some point in the future.
 
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Bought it on amazon. 7DEC2A3A-84DE-4558-8B7C-59FE3F38F22B.pngYou can also buy a brass one, but I question the strength. Especially if you have to drill it out a little.
 
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Bought it on amazon. View attachment 6872You can also buy a brass one, but I question the strength. Especially if you have to drill it out a little.
Getting ready to do the fan, question, where are you installing the sensor and what thread is the sensor? I am confused now because i read that the plug in the thermostat housing was a M12x1.5 thread. plan to put the sensor right inlace of the plug.
 
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You can buy the thermostat and oil adapters from diesel freaks. Would link but I’m on my cell phone.
 
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Does anyone think their cruise control kit SKU: CRS-3000 would work with our Roxors?
 
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I followed what others above did (WoodLot, Roxasuras) and stalled the temp gauge. So far I've never found any indications of high temp so not sure why I would need the shroud.

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I followed what others above did (WoodLot, Roxasuras) and stalled the temp gauge. So far I've never found any indications of high temp so not sure why I would need the shroud.

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You probably don’t.
I just added it because it was cheap and easy. I sorta feel it will be better for my engine in the long run. It gets hot down here in mid summer. I’m pretty sure my engine is running a bit cooler in all this heat.
Im no mechanic so who knows.
 
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On the other hand Mtroxor has a point - the shroud should provide some protection for the radiator which is pretty exposed. It might be a cost effective precaution, like the oil pan skid plate for example.
The price is reasonable and it sounds like the installation is straightforward - huh, why not!
 
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I used the diesel freaks gauge set. Needed to know oil psi and eng temp. Very happy with the gauge set.
Nice install. Made center console harbor freight Pictor gun case fits perfect between the seats.

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Does anyone think their cruise control kit SKU: CRS-3000 would work with our Roxors?
Which kit is this? Who sells it?


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I felt like it could work since it's throttle by wire. Or am I missing something?
Roxor is TBW meaning no cable. That kit seems to use the old style throttle cable. Don’t think it will work


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