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How to test accuracy of a Pyrometer

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by FWP, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. FWP

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    Anybody know how to do this?

    I have a Banks gage currently installed. It shows 150-200 Deg (Key on, engine off) in the morning, after sitting all night. Maybe normal, I dunno.
     
  2. tRustyK5

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    If you had one of those thermal guns you could double check the temp reading of the guage. Just point it at the pyro sensor while it's running and compare to the reading on the gauge.


    Rene
     
  3. tarussell

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    Mine registers 200/400*F when at rest and reading no temp. Autometer Tech said it was normal.

    I agree with Rene about the thermo gun - seems to be a great way to get a second opinion on accuracy.
    HTH's , Tom
     

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