Monitoring hot running temperatures

Hey guys, I have an idea.

Do you think it would be suitable to apply some kind of oil that has a known smoking point to the cylinder so that, when it gets that hot, it will begin smoking and alert you to the problem?

I don't want to shell out the money for a fancy thermometer so I was thinking of alternatives and I realized oils or other fluids will smoke when they reach a certain temperature.

So, for instance, slathering a head or cylinder's fins down with some canola oil (http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/collectedinfo/oilsmokepoints.htm) and seeing if it smokes for a temperature monitor.

Thoughts?

Re: Monitoring hot running temperatures

Overpriced Parts /

Just spend the 40 bucks for a head temp gauge .

It's cheep insurance.

How can you see smoke at WOT

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Mike Piarowski /

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Shenanigans!!!!!

I'm going to lather up my bike with butter or olive oil in the morning and see if it smokes after I start it for a few seconds or when I get ripping down the road when my bike temps starts to creep up on me!

Ya its going to smoke but I call BS on you being able to dial it as a temp gauge!

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You can make a fairly accurate or at least relative temp gauge out of a digital meat thermometer for less than $10.

Your smoking idea needs to go up in flames.

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nerdzilla No mo Peds no mo /

How refined is the oil? All cOoking oils have different smoke temps....

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Just slap some eggs on the jug, They should be nicely cooked by the time you get where your going. If the eggs are burnt your running to hot...

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Yea yea, alright.

Forget it y'all. Slap this up to a bad idea. Moving onto the 40 temp gauge. I thought they were more like 120 though, so I was looking for cheaper alternatives and 40 is reasonable for sure.

RIP oil smoke temp. monitoring

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best 40$ bucks ive ever spent.

seized the same day i ordered it though, go figure...

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