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Old 04 February 2015, 14:18   #11
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I have a temp gauge
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What kind of temp gauge do you mean? Like one of the non contact temp readers that you aim and it gives you the temp? I leave one of those on my mantel for checking the woodstove temperature, and they work perfectly for checking bearing temperature. Sometimes I bring one while towing.

It would be pretty cool to have a wireless temp sensor on the spindle or somewhere. Seriously early warning just check the gauge once every half hour or so.

Smoke is a warning sign too, although a little late in some ways and plenty of time in other ways.
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Smoke is a warning sign too, although a little late in some ways and plenty of time in other ways.
LOL, the only time I ever blew a bearing, that was the "sign"... streaming blue smoke when I looked at my side mirror. I pulled over of course, and when I walked back to the wheel, I could hear the grease boiling inside the hub.

Fortunately I was only 100 yards away from my buddies marine service joint, so I pulled a U-turn and in I went.

I got off easy!
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What kind of temp gauge do you mean?
Came from Radio Shack, I think; IR spot meter. About $29 (IIRC) 6-odd years ago. The thing is about the size of 2 Zippo lighters mated end-to-end. Chinese made, I'm sure (what isn't from Radio Shack?); probably pretty widely available, and cheaper now.

I wish I did have a remote real-time warning system. OTOH, I have enough maintenance keeping the bearings, brakes, springs, winch and jack in shape.

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