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Old 27-09-2019, 15:25   #1
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Perkins Diesel 4-107

I would like to add an Analog Engine Hour Meter, would anyone have any suggestions for one, or can I simply purchase something from ebay?

Also, how would I wire it up please?
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Old 27-09-2019, 15:44   #2
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Re: Perkins Diesel 4-107

you could simply wire it to an oil pressure switch...soon as engine starts and has oil pressure...meter would start counting......
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Re: Perkins Diesel 4-107

Or simply connect it to the ignition switch. You’re not going to typically leave the ignition on without the engine running.
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Re: Perkins Diesel 4-107

The so called ignition switch is also probably the alternator field switch and if you forget to turn it off, the oil psi alarm will start.
The hobbs meter in some small airplane trainers is fused from the oil pressure switch and they put the fuse right under the glove box. I was was on a flying budget and could reach under the panel and get a free hour. It was a tricky maneuver and you could lose control..
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