Whitch is best coolant level gauge ?

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Whitch is best coolant level gauge ?

Post by mellon man » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:57 pm

Advice please found 2 coolant level gauges for Bongo HAYDN at £81.50 including Standard Postage
and AUTO JAP SPARES at £75.00 including fast postage -
Which should I go for ?
Or are they both the same thing ?
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Re: Whitch is best coolant level gauge ?

Post by winchman » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:36 am

Haydn has sold thousands of his so for piece of mind I would only fit his, his also has a built in self test to you are certain its working every time you start the engine.
I have one and a low coolant alarm and wouldnt drive a Bongo with out them
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Re: Whitch is best coolant level gauge ?

Post by mellon man » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:15 am

Thanks winchman for your expert advice. - I am a keen believer in if it ant broke don't fix it, but feel in this case I would kick myself if I cooked my engine so I have now bit the bullet and ordered a Haydn unit. - Will give me peace of mind.though.- Hope it's easy to fit.
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Post by winchman » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:40 pm

mellon man wrote:Thanks winchman for your expert advice. - I am a keen believer in if it ant broke don't fix it, but feel in this case I would kick myself if I cooked my engine so I have now bit the bullet and ordered a Haydn unit. - Will give me peace of mind.though.- Hope it's easy to fit.
Very easy, just read the instructions, ask on here then fit it once you have a good idea what you are doing
Didnt some one do a video?
If you are stuck just ask
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Post by mikeWalsall » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:10 am

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Re: Which is best coolant level gauge ?

Post by mellon man » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:59 pm

Thanks for all the help and advice - Supper fast delivery, now fitted and working fine.
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Post by hijimhere » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:27 pm

I was thinking of the motor sport version - used in motor sport cars to indicate coolant is present in the top hose - has anyone tried this one?
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Post by David Edwards » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:20 pm

I have Haydns mark 3 (I think) lol, the one with the cig socket, simply awesome and so easy to fit as well.
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Post by winchman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:46 pm

hijimhere wrote:I was thinking of the motor sport version - used in motor sport cars to indicate coolant is present in the top hose - has anyone tried this one?
I am sure some one with more experience will correct me if I a wrong but I feel if you had no coolant in the top hose it would be too late and the head will be damaged?
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Post by hijimhere » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:15 pm

If the results are as you say severe damaged engines I very much doubt that the motor sport community would be prepared to invest in a device that shuts the gate after the horse has bolted lol :roll: :wink:
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Re: Whitch is best coolant level gauge ?

Post by mellon man » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:28 pm

hijimhere wrote:
I was thinking of the motor sport version - used in motor sport cars to indicate coolant is present in the top hose - has anyone tried this one?
How much are they ?
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