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Here is a handy tool that I have found many uses for since I got mine, previously I had a Infrared Thermometer without the Laser feature that I had been using, I had to get fairly close to the object that I wanted the temperature on, which sometimes was in or around the hot areas of the engine, but now with the Non-Contact Laser Thermometer I can now aim it from aconsiderable distance and know exactly where I'm getting the temperature reading from on the tires, transmission or engine oil pan, a hose, the radiator, etc.
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Item # 96451 Manufacturer: Cen-Tech

Our Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer instantly measures temperatures from a distance...just point the laser at the intended surface


Only: $59.99
Sale: $39.99



There are many more sources for these Infrared Laser Thermometers, so do some research and put one in your 'Bird to carry with you, it will sure come in handy.

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Here is a handy tool that I have found many uses for since I got mine, previously I had a Infrared Thermometer without the Laser feature that I had been using, I had to get fairly close to the object that I wanted the temperature on, which sometimes was in or around the hot areas of the engine, but now with the Non-Contact Laser Thermometer I can now aim it from aconsiderable distance and know exactly where I'm getting the temperature reading from on the tires, transmission or engine oil pan, a hose, the radiator, etc.
Non-Contact Laser Thermometer
Item # 96451 Manufacturer: Cen-Tech

Our Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer instantly measures temperatures from a distance...just point the laser at the intended surface


Only: $59.99
Sale: $39.99



There are many more sources for these Infrared Laser Thermometers, so do some research and put one in your 'Bird to carry with you, it will sure come in handy.
That's a great price John! I carry one and I think its a great idea to check temps when taking a rest break or a "potty" break.....
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The price is even lower now, $24.99. Practically a stocking stuffer. Original link still works.
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Thanks for the post, just ordered one.
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$19.99 Harbor freight with on line coupon. Today may be the last day ???????
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I bought one of those last year at Harbor Freight when they were around fifty bucks. It works well. However, I was working with my freezer and was getting no readout. In disgust, I went to Grainger and bought a Fluke model for ...gulp...$120, which did the job just fine. THEN, after looking at the spec sheets, I discovered that the lower end of the Cen-Tek unit is limited to -4 degrees f, after which it indicates "oL", which means out of limit. The Fluke reads down to -20 degrees f. Live and learn.

However, in comparing the two units, they read within 3 or 4 degrees of each other under 100 degrees. I haven't compared them on high temperature sources. The Fluke unit has a somewhat narrower beam. They are both made in China.

Moral of the story: Grab one at Harbor Freight.
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Well Ron now you have one for the Bus and the Boat.
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$19.99 Harbor freight with on line coupon. Today may be the last day ???????
It looks like it was the last day. Back up to $39.99.
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Well Ron now you have one for the Bus and the Boat.
Actually, Marc, I have one at the refrigerator (since I have been having some problems with that -it self defrosts, but does not have that capability), and one up forward I use outside. After all, too far to walk to have only one.

Hey, you folks planning to come to Florida this winter? If so, let us know. I'm always looking for a reason to get the bus on the road. So far it has sat since we got here November 2nd, not my normal way to take care of the mechanicals.

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