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Old 03-12-2016, 04:39 PM   #11
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Hello Itat,
Ive used the Digital Temp. gauge from CDN tire aka(newfie Custom n Speed) for 3 years now and have found it to be quite reliable for checking bearing and tire temp. I know they are a little more expensive but you get what you pay for,,, my too Sense!
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:00 PM   #12
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I've used the one from Harbor Freight for over 2 years now and no issues.

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Just bought this one this afternoon. On sale, $25.99. Hope it works for at least 2 yrs.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:09 PM   #13
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Thanks for all your replies. I decided to go with this one.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:29 AM   #14
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Verify the accuracy by beaming some boiling water. Generally boils around 100 C
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:57 AM   #15
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:32 PM   #16
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If I needed one for my occupation I would have definitely ordered something much better but for my purpose it could be plus or minus 5 deg. Celsius. I just need to know if any one of my brake hubs is significantly hotter than the others so I want consistency more than fine accuracy. Hopefully the unit I ordered will give me that.
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It matters little if it reads a bit high or low. What you're looking for are significant differences between tires and hubs.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:34 PM   #18
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Question for those that use these devices:

#1 What temp measurements to care about? Do I need to learn mine and then watch for changes after/later on down the road?

#2 What points on the wheel and tire to measure/point the tool at? Dead center on the rim? Center and/or around the rim and or tire? I am asking for directions on a clock, is any hour more important than another?

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I'm no expert but my thought was to monitor the hub/brake drum and the tires. If the hub/drum gets hot it could be a sign there's a problem with the bearings.
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Looking at TV and RV. Brakes, bearings, tires. Look for consistency.
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