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Default SAVE YOUR ENGINE - Warning Light

Would it make sense or be practical to rig up a warning light such as used on race cars for oil pressure on the coolant line to alert me to a catastrophic loss of coolant. The kit I have linked to has a 18 lb. switch but I’d bet a 10 or 12 lb. pressure switch is available. I’ve got temp gauges but pressure would be pretty much an instant warning of catastrophic coolant loss.
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Thats not a bad idea at all.
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That is a good ideal. The red light would go off after pressure is built with temp and come on if loss of pressure.
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It would be nice to have an instant alarm. My alarmstat was working properly and shut me right down when I blew a coolant line on my 88.
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I like that idea a lot.
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It would beat the steam in my rear view mirror I saw heading to Arizona last November ! Luckily it was daytime and I caught it before the temp climbed past 200.
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It would be nice to have an instant alarm. My alarmstat was working properly and shut me right down when I blew a coolant line on my 88.
Shut you down how, by sounding the alarm or actually shut your engine down ?
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OK, it seems like it may be a worthwhile improvement. My sight glass has been plugged so I guess that would be as good a place as any to put a pressure switch? Now a question for the electrical gurus. Can I just run wires to the dash or do I need a relay?
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Why not a low coolent sensor or level sensor in place of reservoir ?
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It already has a low coolant sensor but I think a pressure sensor would be more instantaneous. The response time difference may be slight but the important part is having a big red warning light. I gotta admit I’ve been bit once so I’m a little gunshy. I may be wrong, I have been several times before, she constantly reminds me.
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