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Default Adding generator gauges

I’ve found a couple of threads talking about wanting to add gauges, but nothing talking about the process. I have the 10kw powertech with Kubota engine, so only an hour meter, high temp cutoff switch, and low oil pressure cutoff switch. I would like to add cockpit oil pressure and water temp gauges at a minimum. In addition Voltage and frequency of each leg if possible. Are there any that I’m missing? Has anyone done this? I’m sure I can figure it out, but why reinvent the wheel when I can just tweak it a little.
Has anyone tried to use something along This line instead of a cluster of individual gauges?
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Question Generator gauges

I like to add to this inguiry,
I have generator gauges in the dash but don't work has anyone replaced
these???

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Well alrighty then, I figured at least one person has been down this road. I’ll report back when I figure something out.
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I bought one of these for our BMC. Shows voltage, frequency and polarity and ground issues. Alarm for faults. Portable so it's useful in other applications. Plugs into a standard outlet so it only monitors one leg at a time.

High temp and low oil pressure switches have been sufficient for our use.

TRC AECM20020-3-012 Electra Check Digital Monitor for All AC Power Sources, Black with White Face https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SQXQ..._FNvRCbSSVYNZE
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the Wanderlodges lxi and my prior 1994ptwb powertecs have gauges above the driver. I watch them just to make sure it is running. may be the thing to do and match that application. and those senders and gauges. I have no idea how they are plumbed and the part numbers sorry.
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Thanks Gregg and Dave. I get out there this weekend and see if there is somewhere to screw in the oil and temp senders.
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LeRoy, I have talked about adding a gauge set but that's as far as it got. Too many other projects now. Will be nice to know if block threads are metric or standard.
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I would bet they are metric, but I’ll let you know.
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Block threads are metric.
I never added gauges to a BMC or LX,but i have added gauges to many cars.
Fishing the wires and making sure they have room to follow the tray in and out will be the tricky part.
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While I have gauges, they are hard to see while I am driving. I am a gauge watcher, so it bugs me that I can't just scan the gen oil pressure and temp so, I have thought about adding this to my generator: http://www.digi-panel.com/index.html to my generator. (The version without transmission temperature).

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