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Old 06-12-2018, 10:17 AM
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Hey Saturnine. Did you ever figure out why your IR temp gun ws reading a different temp than your UG a few pages back? I just ordered an IR temp gun to monitor my idle temps while I wait for the UG's to come back in stock. Just want to get a feel for how accurate they are at reading the temps. Thanks!
 
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I think there was 2 things going on: 1. The temp sensor wasn't working properly and 2 i would guess the fluid inside the IM was hotter than the metal itself so that could have been what was going on. Just my guess.

The cheapy IR gun i have is fairly accurate -- shoot it at your forehead and it'll probably read just under 98 degrees etc.

 
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:52 AM
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I'd assume temp sender was malfuctioning. IR guns are pretty accurate, normally. That's kind of why, early on, l recommended you getting one...they normally don't lie and can give you a much better idea about what is going on inside your cooling system...than gauges do.

Granted, you may have had a couple issues, originally...but the differential in temps (between gauge and IR) seemed odd all along. Anyhow, all's well that ends well. Rover on.

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Water under the bridge!

How accurate is the UG fuel MPG btw? Nothing beats miles driven / gallons but I'm curious. It was at 11.0 a few days back and it has been creeping up and is now at 12.5 -- I'd like to think id' get a little better MPG than that.. Gone about 100 miles on a 1/4 of a tank so thats good! Can't wait to do some MATHS!
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Saturnine View Post
Water under the bridge!
Yep, get that...but...it's sometimes helpful to others that are still stuck under the bridge drowning...lol.

Just for conversation sake...usually if I'm stumped...I only "try" one fix at a time...that way...you have the proverbial "smoking gun".

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Originally Posted by Saturnine View Post
Water under the bridge!

How accurate is the UG fuel MPG btw? Nothing beats miles driven / gallons but I'm curious. It was at 11.0 a few days back and it has been creeping up and is now at 12.5 -- I'd like to think id' get a little better MPG than that.. Gone about 100 miles on a 1/4 of a tank so thats good! Can't wait to do some MATHS!
I have the UG on the list of things I need to buy......right now I am just driving with a blue-point scanner for temps.....
 
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The UG is only as accurate as your math, no better, maybe worse. You have to enter the amount of fuel when you gas up manually, etc. At best its a guesstamate.

Of course your math and the UG as well as your speedometer and odometer are most likely inaccurate too. Tire size variations, etc. make the whole thing just a ball park estimate for comparison purposes only.

If you want actual accuracy you will need to plan a trip of know mileage verified by GPS, Google maps, etc and then divide that by your actual usage of fuel. The bonus here is you can learn exactly how far off your speedometer and odometer actually are.

Example I drive across the state a few times per year... Put the route in a maps app and it comes out 295 miles. Stock 255 65 16 tires said it was a 335 mile trip, newer 275/65/16's say its a 280 mile trip!

I've never heard of a replacement speedometer gear for these (to compensate for tire size) but there should be one out there.
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:51 PM
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Hate to break it to you but I think 12.5 sounds reasonable for a rover, I gave up checking my MPG a long time ago LOL

Where does the name Magpie come from?
 
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Have you not seen a Magpie? They're black and white and make a lot of noise.
 
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Lol!! The MPG is something i've known for years, it is what it is

Check out the first page to see why MagPie is.. MagPie.

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Hate to break it to you but I think 12.5 sounds reasonable for a rover, I gave up checking my MPG a long time ago LOL

Where does the name Magpie come from?
 
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