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    Question EGT Probe Wire

    Can someone tell me what wire I can use to connect the probe w/ my gauge?

    I purchased a VDO gauge from egauges.com but I've heard that their probes weren't that good so I bought a probe from teamrip.com. I didn't realize that the probe doesn't come w/ enough wire to hook up the gauge.

    Does anyone know the specific type of wire that needs to be used? I'm assuming you can use most wires but will it effect the accuracy?

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    As long as you're not using something with too much resistance you shouldn't have a problem, and I doubt unless you used waaaaaay too much wire you'd have too much resistance. Try to get something of the same/similar gauge.

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    You need to use thermocouple wire. Extension grade is a little cheaper for your application. I am guessing that your probe is K, or J type. You will have to match the color code to determine what you need. Here is a site that has EVERYTHING you need for temperature measurement.

    http://www.omega.com/toc_asp/subsect...ok=Temperature

    Standard copper wire will induce an error.
    Cones don't count at Hillclimbs.

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    Thanks for the help. I guess I'll just play it safe and order some wire from the place I got the probe. No point in taking a short cut and risk damage to the motor because of a false reading.

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