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Old March 28th, 2016, 01:26 PM
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Along with the EMS, what else did you guys buy to complete the project from Madman?

I am getting ready to pull the trigger myself.
I ordered the connector kit for my motor.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 12:23 PM
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Woke up to a handful of MadMan emails explaining payment steps. I followed them - contacted my bank just in case - and was able to successfully make payment.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 12:43 PM
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I was able to pay w/ a CC without any issues?
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Old March 29th, 2016, 01:09 PM
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He fixed the issue this morning.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 02:05 PM
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In my own little world, I'm imagining it would be easy to get an LED to come on when fluid level is low by using one of these:

MadMan - M10x1 Brass Water Level Sensing Plug

But.... I'll have to do some research to figure this out. Any thoughts?
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Old March 29th, 2016, 02:12 PM
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The EMS have a built in unit to detect low level with one of those. That version is for a Disco 2. There are other options for other setups. The "normal" method for people with plastic coolant tanks is two screws into the tank, which are supplied with the EMS. If you don't have the plastic coolant tank, the next best option is the plastic 1/2" BSP version to go into the rad.

If you don't have an EMS, they sell a dedicated coolant level detector. http://www.madman.co.za/index.php/pr...-detector-v2-0
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Old March 31st, 2016, 02:32 PM
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That was just for before the discount code was active.


Yeah I totally missed that part too and waited a couple days for payment instructions....drrr.
Madman EMS1 installed and working great--tonight I'll fine tune the units and start setting alarm levels. A very slick system.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 08:11 PM
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The EMS have a built in unit to detect low level with one of those. That version is for a Disco 2. There are other options for other setups. The "normal" method for people with plastic coolant tanks is two screws into the tank, which are supplied with the EMS. If you don't have the plastic coolant tank, the next best option is the plastic 1/2" BSP version to go into the rad. If you don't have an EMS, they sell a dedicated coolant level detector. http://www.madman.co.za/index.php/pr...-detector-v2-0
Yeah. I saw that. In my make believe world I was thinking a monitor at the thermostat would be good. And I could pretty easily build a light that would go OFF when water is low, but I'm not smart enough to figure out the circuit for one that will be off, then go on when water is low at thermostat.

I do have a plastic tank now, and am looking to put a float type in there.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 08:20 PM
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Sensing if there is coolant or not requires electronics. You can't just stick voltage across the engine making a circuit through the coolant.....
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Sensing if there is coolant or not requires electronics. You can't just stick voltage across the engine making a circuit through the coolant.....
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Right.
when coolant is empty, the sensor will read way low. easiest and most reliable way to tell.
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Old April 9th, 2016, 05:49 PM
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Chucked mine on today. Put it in the middle gauge spot, replacing the coolant temperature gauge. Hooked up coolant temperature, EGT and coolant level. Will do the rest later.

Works nice. Easy to program. Easy to read.
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Here is a pic of another MadMan installation (RHD).
About to do mine (LHD). But rather than in the center of the display, would it not be easier to get to on the LH side?
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Old April 24th, 2016, 01:25 PM
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Here is a pic of another MadMan installation (RHD).
About to do mine (LHD). But rather than in the center of the display, would it not be easier to get to on the LH side?
Eric.
Should be the same amount of work to install in any of the three spots. I think that any of the spots will work visually and functionally.

One thing I noticed is the audible alarm is not loud enough to hear in a Defender.... If it is placed elsewhere that you would not immediately see the flashing light and alarm, I would add a separate beeper or wire to one of the unused dash lights.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 09:15 PM
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so I finally got around to installing my EMS today. Very easy install, but I'm getting an out of range flashing error on the coolant temp when I set it to Fahrenheit. It reads fine on Celsius. I've set the coolant temp menu for sender to vdo150 to replace my vdo gauge. I have the vdo sender 323-088. anybody else have this issue with this sender?
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 09:30 PM
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so I finally got around to installing my EMS today. Very easy install, but I'm getting an out of range flashing error on the coolant temp when I set it to Fahrenheit. It reads fine on Celsius. I've set the coolant temp menu for sender to vdo150 to replace my vdo gauge. I have the vdo sender 323-088. anybody else have this issue with this sender?
It's been a couple months since I installed mine, but if I recall correctly, the system is set up so that the ranges are the same irrespective of your chosen temperature system--i.e., they're the same numerals, so a perfectly healthy engine that reads within the default C range will be way out of range once your temperature system selection changes the boiling point from 100 to 212.

So just reset the range parameters--it's in the little paper thing that came with the gauge (which I didn't read until I realized it bad completely different information from the install instruction .pdf I found online . . .)

Please PM me if you want me to go run out to the truck and have a look at the setup guide, but I'm about 94% sure this is right.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 09:54 PM
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Thanks. I figured it out, but it was the "span" setting. it had to be set to the sender range, not the vdo gauge range I had been plugging in for the gauge I was replacing.
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Thanks. I figured it out, but it was the "span" setting. it had to be set to the sender range, not the vdo gauge range I had been plugging in for the gauge I was replacing.
Glad you figured it out, and my apologies for totally misunderstanding the issue . . .
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My values are always changing depending on which accessorize I turn on.. Heater, wiper, blinker, etc. if I plug it in directly to the battery then it's fine, but then it's not a switched power source.. Where should I wire the gauge to? And also, the relay cable isn't triggering the fan when it says it should be.(it works if I provide the relay switch cable with current) Does the purple go directly to the relay switched cable?

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Old July 23rd, 2016, 11:03 PM
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My values are always changing depending on which accessorize I turn on.. Heater, wiper, blinker, etc. if I plug it in directly to the battery then it's fine, but then it's not a switched power source.. Where should I wire the gauge to? And also, the relay cable isn't triggering the fan when it says it should be.(it works if I provide the relay switch cable with current) Does the purple go directly to the relay switched cable?

Thanks!

I wired my gauge's positive wire to an add-a-circuit thingmo, which I plugged into my main fuse block--one something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Pico-0956PT-B...=add+a+circuit

I just played around until I found a fuse circuit that was already switched.

The values change depending on what I have on--headlights and AC affect the readings most, and I may reset my alarm values so my wife doesn't panic when the truck is idling with the AC on and the voltage drops low enough to sound the alarm.

As for the purple wire, I didn't hook mine to anything--the purble wire, as I understand it, is just to run an additional alarm if you want to. So if the stock EMS alarm isn't loud enough/visible enough, you can use the purple wire to trigger a relay for an air-raid siren or a dash-mounted strobe light.

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