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This is a discussion on Temperature Gauge Install within the Yamaha Wolverine Builds forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; Just got done installing a digital temperature on the wolverine. Took a piece of PVC and cut it on a angle and JB welded a ...

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    Temperature Gauge Install

    Just got done installing a digital temperature on the wolverine. Took a piece of PVC and cut it on a angle and JB welded a piece of plastic on the back side to screw it to the dash. Added a union under the center console and it's good to go.
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    looks good,have you had a chance to see what you are running for temps?

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    cool, I planning on doing this in future, couple of questions if you don't mind. Are you measuring temp going to or coming from the Engine? For that matter which side goes to engine and which side comes to radiator from engine, from perspective of seating in drivers seat.
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    I haven't had a chance to trail ride it yet, but I added Engine Ice to it also. The couple of passes around my neighborhood though it never got above 215.
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    Yes I have the temp coming off the engine going back to the radiator which is on the drivers side.Name:  rad flow1.jpg
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    Engineice is not a good coolant choice by the way. It is 94% propylene glycol and 6% water. When the water eventually boils off, you are left with almost pure PG at about the viscosity of 140wt gear oil. I had an engine failure due to this issue and I will never use their product again. Evans High Performance is a better product, but it is expensive. If you purchase Oreilly's black bottle concentrate, you can use it straight, it will never thicken and it boils at +387.5°F without a pressure cap (Engineice boils at 221°F without a pressure cap).

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    are these machines really that bad at running hot, should I be concerned

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    I doubt it. You would have to be cranking pretty hard on the engine at slow speeds and at high ambient temperatures to have an issue. The gauge may give you some indication of an issue before an idiot light would.

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    I have been running engine ice for a decade with no issues but everyone has there opinion. I installed the gauge because I don't like trusting a light to tell me I'm about to be up shit creek without a paddle. I have a gauge also on my 2004 grizzly 660. Have never gotten my machines above 225 for any length of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlc1212 View Post
    Have never gotten my machines above 225 for any length of time.
    That's why Engineice hasn't over boiled any of your engines. My statement was based upon fact, not opinion. One of the products I engineered for the powersports industry was coolant. We raced and won, everything from supercross, Xgames, BITD, GNCC to 4x over all baja1000. To do that, we have to run our race engines from 212 to 400°F without failure. The beauty of racing is that we can develop products to bullet proof the everyday driver.

    Best reference I could find short notice. You can see that ethylene glycol transfers far more energy than propylene glycol (engineice). We tested Engineice which boiled at 221°F, far short of what they claim, it shot out like a geyser.
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