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Old 11-03-2010, 09:20   #1
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Installing Temperature Gauge for Yanmar 4JH4E

I have a Yanmar 4JH4E engine in my boat. It has a buzzer that tells me when the engine is too hot. I would like to install a temperature gauge does anyone know if I have to use a Yanmar gauge or can I install an after market gauge.
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Install any gauge you want, you'll have to buy the sender to match the gauge so the gauge will read properly. The current setup is only a temperature switch (on-off) the temp sender will be a variable resistance based on temperature.
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As Sailmonkey says, sender & gauge are a matched set.
See ☛ Basic Engine Gauge Theory and Testing
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I was under the impression that gauge manufacturers had a united standard???

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I was under the impression that gauge manufacturers had a united standard???
Tried to replace a water temp gauge lately?? VDO alone has about 3-4 different senders.....all with a different range and direction of resistance changes.
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Tried to replace a water temp gauge lately?? VDO alone has about 3-4 different senders.....all with a different range and direction of resistance changes.
Isn't that what the chart above states?
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Sorry, can't see the chart on the crackberry.
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Charlie,
Save yourself the potential of buying a mismatched gauge and sender and buy them as a set if possible. If not, the manufacturer can tell you if the sender and gauge are compatible with each other and with your engine.
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Thanks for all the help. I recvd a call from the company that Del bought the parts from for his Yanmar and they explained to me that there are two different locations to place a sender so that you can keep the alarm and also have a gauge. He spent about five minutes on the phone with me and recommended I by an aftermarket unit. I was ready to buy from him and he said that they didn't deal in aftermarket supplies. Pretty impressed that they would take the time to answer a question and steer me away from buying the $1000 Yanmar panel.
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