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    Water temperature gauge advice needed

    So I have a newly built 225X and water pressure is great. My hand under the water I'd guess what's coming out is 115-120 degrees.

    I bought a new temperature gauge and sending unit. Problem is the hash marks are at 100, 150, 200, and 250 in about a 90 degree sweep. The needle barely moves above 100.

    At 4500 rpm I have ~17 psi water pressure. I've searched for a gauge with a full sweep closer to 270 degrees but I'm not finding what I need.

    Any suggestions? It's 2 1/8"
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    Grand Sport Elite with a Driefort Special 225x .

    Checkmate Pulsare 2100 with a 2009 eTec 225 HO. *MOTOR FOR SALE* Getting a 250 Pro XS installed soon.




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    Fill in the holes....Garmin and no more guessing

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    Let's go Brandon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David - WI View Post
    I saw that but they don't seem to have the size I need...
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    Grand Sport Elite with a Driefort Special 225x .

    Checkmate Pulsare 2100 with a 2009 eTec 225 HO. *MOTOR FOR SALE* Getting a 250 Pro XS installed soon.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JPEROG View Post
    Fill in the holes....Garmin and no more guessing

    Joe
    Is that even doable Joe? Will a Garmin interface with Brucato? The water temp sender is mechanical.
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    Grand Sport Elite with a Driefort Special 225x .

    Checkmate Pulsare 2100 with a 2009 eTec 225 HO. *MOTOR FOR SALE* Getting a 250 Pro XS installed soon.




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    Get the old smartcraft gauge. It'll show you what the computer sees.

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    Yes and No

    Quote Originally Posted by ssv1761982 View Post
    Get the old smartcraft gauge. It'll show you what the computer sees.
    I thought about this but Dave said that the Brucato computa wouldn't support SmartCraft data.
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    Brucato will not support smarcraft.
    Faria makes a 2-1/8 gauge thats 60 to 220 deg. works great on outboards. I have three in my dash, one for each head and one for water temp. I have an extra one or two at home if you want a used one. I use them with 1/8 npt senders but they also come with a contact type one that mounts on a screw. Let me know if I can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraceF3 View Post
    I thought about this but Dave said that the Brucato computa wouldn't support SmartCraft data.
    So really you are running sort of a 'ProMax' that uses the block from the X motor. That's supposed to be a good build.

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    I was not aware that it would no longer support smartcraft with the aftermarket ecu. I ran Garmins on my 300X rigs.

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    [QUOTE=TraceF3;3370548]So I have a newly built 225X and water pressure is great. My hand under the water I'd guess what's coming out is 115-120 degrees.

    I bought a new temperature gauge and sending unit. Problem is the hash marks are at 100, 150, 200, and 250 in about a 90 degree sweep. The needle barely moves above 100.

    I have not seen a 270* sweep temperature gauge. Is this Livorsi gauge a bit better Trace? Not ideal but perhaps slightly better.





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    Quote Originally Posted by 25two.stroke View Post
    Brucato will not support smarcraft.
    Faria makes a 2-1/8 gauge thats 60 to 220 deg. works great on outboards. I have three in my dash, one for each head and one for water temp. I have an extra one or two at home if you want a used one. I use them with 1/8 npt senders but they also come with a contact type one that mounts on a screw. Let me know if I can help.
    Thank you! I bought Faria. Selected from their website. Possibly they have discontinued it? Here's a picture of what I have:
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    Grand Sport Elite with a Driefort Special 225x .

    Checkmate Pulsare 2100 with a 2009 eTec 225 HO. *MOTOR FOR SALE* Getting a 250 Pro XS installed soon.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ssv1761982 View Post
    So really you are running sort of a 'ProMax' that uses the block from the X motor. That's supposed to be a good build.
    Yessir. A 225X block with a laser intake. He drilled out the 2 water passages and tapped in flow restrictors, and set this powerhead right on my 280 mid. I'm at the low starting end of the 2.5L learning curve; I thought a 225X is a ProMax. I told Dave from the get-go that I'd have to trust him to give me what I felt I needed. And I think he has.

    I live in a county where I run 20 miles in a 25 - 30 mph speed zone before I get to water (Lake George) where I can run fast. And then the lake may be rough if it's windy because it's a pretty big body of water. So consequently, my boats rack up most of the hours below 3500 rpm. A race built 280 isn't the ideal motor for my application so I went looking for a better alternative.

    Dave was a pleasure to deal with. And the motor runs great.
    Last edited by TraceF3; 12-08-2022 at 06:44 AM.
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    Grand Sport Elite with a Driefort Special 225x .

    Checkmate Pulsare 2100 with a 2009 eTec 225 HO. *MOTOR FOR SALE* Getting a 250 Pro XS installed soon.




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    You are correct sir

    Quote Originally Posted by 25two.stroke View Post
    Brucato will not support smarcraft.
    Faria makes a 2-1/8 gauge thats 60 to 220 deg. works great on outboards. I have three in my dash, one for each head and one for water temp. I have an extra one or two at home if you want a used one. I use them with 1/8 npt senders but they also come with a contact type one that mounts on a screw. Let me know if I can help.
    I figured you probably know more about these gauges than I do so I went back to their website and found the gauge you described. Thank you
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    Grand Sport Elite with a Driefort Special 225x .

    Checkmate Pulsare 2100 with a 2009 eTec 225 HO. *MOTOR FOR SALE* Getting a 250 Pro XS installed soon.




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