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Temperature gauge install

New to a Universal 5411 and a Catalina 27. Concerned with over heating the engine. The instrument panel does not have temperature gauge and don't believe a sensor for the engine. What is the process to install the needed equipment. More concerned with the engine piece sensor and placement. I can handle the wiring to the instrument panel. Panel does not have space, but I would remove the fuel tank gauge. Sailing on a lake with a 15 gallon diesel tank not too concerned with running out of fuel. Would appreciate any help
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Re: Temperature gauge install

I had a 5411 on my previous boat. Had a temp gauge but no alarm! You can buy a generic gauge and sender from Defender, West Marine or many other suppliers. The sender needs to be installed in the cooling water loop, probably using a tee. Note there is one electrical connection on the sender, the circuit is completed through the ground. Thus the sender body must be grounded.
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New to a Universal 5411 and a Catalina 27. Concerned with over heating the engine. The instrument panel does not have temperature gauge and don't believe a sensor for the engine. What is the process to install the needed equipment. More concerned with the engine piece sensor and placement. I can handle the wiring to the instrument panel. Panel does not have space, but I would remove the fuel tank gauge. Sailing on a lake with a 15 gallon diesel tank not too concerned with running out of fuel. Would appreciate any help
Catalina Direct have (very expensive!) kit to add a temperature switch and alarm.

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Re: Temperature gauge install

Thanks to All,

Returned this weekend to the marina. I do have a temp gauge. I replaced the thermostat.
Engine never got above 150 degrees. Therefore, no exhaust water. Checked all the hoses, impeller and mixing-T all clear. Is that normal to have no exhaust water under 150 degrees?
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