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Old 07-31-2014, 07:58 PM
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Serious Q -- can I stick an engine temp sensor in my mouth w/ the engine running?

I want to know where my temperature gauge needle is when my car hits 100*F. Since this is morealess body temperature, would it work OK for me to just stick the sensor in my mouth (as if I were taking my temperature) with the engine running? I'd obviously have to plug the sensor hole with something and clean the sensor before I stick it in my mouth.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:22 PM
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:23 PM
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It should work and you don't even need to have the engine running, just the ignition on. Also, I would not stick the sensor in my mouth if it had been in contact with antifreeze. Keep in mind that you will have to ground the body of the sensor somehow to complete the circuit unless it's a two wire sensor.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:05 PM
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Use water, adjust it with an oral thermometer. Careful to not over range the thermometer
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Put a condom over it -- gets rid of the shock and antifreeze(*) hazards. Or just stick it under an armpit.

(*)- Antifreeze is toxic, but not THAT toxic. As in a drop won't actually harm you. If it were that toxic, a lot of mechanics would be dead or have kidney ailments from the fumes or absorption through skin.

Another interesting fact is that ethylene glycol isn't terribly toxic in and of itself. It's metabolized by the liver into toxic oxalic acid, but ethanol is a competitive inhibitor of that metabolic pathway. One treatment for antifreeze poisoning is to essentially keep the victim drunk until the antifreeze is excreted. So before the OP tries this test, he should get roaring drunk. For his own safety.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:16 PM
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Honestly; if they don't want us to drink antifreeze, why do they make it so tasty sweet?
I mean who can possibly resist? Eh?
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:20 PM
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I thought the engine temp sensor was a suppository?
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:29 PM
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It should work and you don't even need to have the engine running, just the ignition on. Also, I would not stick the sensor in my mouth if it had been in contact with antifreeze. Keep in mind that you will have to ground the body of the sensor somehow to complete the circuit unless it's a two wire sensor.
I hadn't thought about the sensor body providing the ground... duh.
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Put a condom over it -- gets rid of the shock and antifreeze(*) hazards. Or just stick it under an armpit.
Hmm, good idea. I could probably just cut a finger off of a disposable glove, too -- that should accomplish the same thing.
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I thought the engine temp sensor was a suppository?
Hm?
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I thought the engine temp sensor was a suppository?
Damn it. You beat me to that one. I digress though.

Yes, I do hear it is a more accurate reading used as a rectal thermometer.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:31 PM
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:34 PM
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Oooooh, just Googled "suppository". Tom's comment makes ore sense now .

But yeesh guys,

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Old 07-31-2014, 09:39 PM
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Yes, the consensus for the correct answer to the question is:

stick it up yer a$$.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:58 PM
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Put a condom over it -- gets rid of the shock and antifreeze(*) hazards. Or just stick it under an armpit.

(*)- Antifreeze is toxic, but not THAT toxic. As in a drop won't actually harm you. If it were that toxic, a lot of mechanics would be dead or have kidney ailments from the fumes or absorption through skin.

Another interesting fact is that ethylene glycol isn't terribly toxic in and of itself. It's metabolized by the liver into toxic oxalic acid, but ethanol is a competitive inhibitor of that metabolic pathway. One treatment for antifreeze poisoning is to essentially keep the victim drunk until the antifreeze is excreted. So before the OP tries this test, he should get roaring drunk. For his own safety.
I accidentally ingested a few drops while working on my old E55, splitting the cooling system (engine coolant and intercoolers)... And I'm still alive!
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Oooooh, just Googled "suppository". Tom's comment makes ore sense now .



But yeesh guys,




Yikes in sorry, I hope it wasn't on image search
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