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Old 10-05-2022, 03:50 PM   #1
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Watchdog Alarm (Engine guard) on RV for saving the engine or radiator overheating

I recommend following cheap solution $46.00 if you want to control overheating for your engine, radiator and coolant system, oil system problem, ... for saving thousands of dollars

What I have installed is a temperature display alarm that also has audible and flasher alarm from Thermomart. The sensors have a 4” hole in it for mounting. I chose to install engine sensor inside the spark plug for engine sensor or you could use an existing bolt on the cylinder head. The temperature controller is a panel mount unit, and I installed the temperature unit on a bracket that allows the display to be folded up under the dash when showing the car. I bought the display and sensors $46 from Thermomart with model number DIN330 (Auto temp categories) and now I am driving the car with peace of mind and without checking the temperature continuously. I am monitoring the transmission and engine temperature and the unit has alarm sound and flasher for both zones with red and blue display and you can set your alarm for 210F or less, according to your usual temperature cylinder head. It records maximum temperature, so you can check your maximum engine and transmission temperature for end of each travel. It shows Fahrenheit too.
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Welcome to the forum Seanmaz!
It's a good idea to know exactly what the temps actually are since the stock gauges and idiot lights don't give you early warning. I use Scan Gauge II and watch the tranny and engine temps.
Here's link to your device: HERE
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Welcome to the forum Seanmaz!
It's a good idea to know exactly what the temps actually are since the stock gauges and idiot lights don't give you early warning. I use Scan Gauge II and watch the tranny and engine temps.
Here's link to your device: HERE
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Apparently he's trying to re-invent the wheel. Scanguage D for diesels and Scanguage for gas have been on the market for at least 10 years.

It does have an advantage, It is independent of the vehicles computer system and sensors.
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on my travels this summer I used TorquePro which uses a bluetooth dongle that plugs into the data port.
I set it up to monitor engine temp, tranny temp, voltage, instant MPG, ave MPG, RPM's and what gear I'm in.

This setup worked great. I wish I could see oil pressure but on my 2001 Ford V-10 this parameter is not available.

All these values are visable on a 7 inch tablet. Also on this tablet is a WiFi camera that I can turn on to see the rear of my RV.

Total cost of all componets was less than $100.
I could not be happier with the operation of this setup.

I do have a scangaugeII that is used on my older RV ( Rialta ).
I like the size of the display and the ability to have high limit alarms that TorquePro has.

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