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wiring an hour meter in my 24" EFI

Can anyone offer advice regarding installation of an hour-meter on an EFI?


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I'll assume it has a spark plug wire. I use a Hardline HR-8063-2 on my compact 24
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I'm waiting for mine to come in via UPS. I am pretty sure all you need to do is wrap the wire for the hour meter around the spark plug wire five times or so and fix it with some electrical tape.


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I have the kind in the video. Just look for one with a replaceable battery if you're planning on keeping the machine a long time. The first ones I bought the battery wasn't replaceable but they were still working last year (year three).
It's a simple wire taking a few wraps around the coil wire and you're good. They read hours and RPM so it's nice that you can check if your engine is turning at the proper speed.
Available ebay, amazon, motorcycle, go cart ... lots of on line sources and even colors other than black !!
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Make sure the one you buy has the icon of a little engine AND an hour glass on it. Some vendors on Ebay sell "tachometers" which are really only hour meters and do not have the tach feature.
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FullThrottle, Really ?? You quoted where I said Ebay, amazon, motorcycle and go cart Just do a search for a digital tachomemter, digital hour meter or go to a motorcycle accessory on line shop or one for go carts and you'll find them.

I normally don't add a link to ebay or amazon simply because they expire but here is one for ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-Eng...gAAOSwQQ5ZxGwf

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https://www.ombwarehouse.com/forklif...s/hour-meters/
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...meter&_sacat=0

I don't know the brand, they are all Chinese I'm pretty sure.

Battery NOT replaceable: https://www.ebay.com/itm/FH-LCD-Disp...QAAOSwfjRaNNAu But only $6

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Somebody said on another thread that the non-replaceable ones can sometimes be replaced if you crack open the case. I don't know if that's so but anyways they last about three years and are cheap so you can just buy another one once it's done I guess..
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Somebody said on another thread that the non-replaceable ones can sometimes be replaced if you crack open the case. I don't know if that's so but anyways they last about three years and are cheap so you can just buy another one once it's done I guess..
Yep - possible, and I did it.
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I added a meter last year to my blower. The movie is here what it looks like.
I wired in a bridge rectifier for the led lights so I just ran another pair of wires to power the 12V DC hour meter. It's cool to have and the hours are climbing every time it snows.
I put it there to track how many hours before stuff wears out and to see how long the engine will last.


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Hour meter

Hi. I have the Ariens 24 in EFI snow blower. I added a hour meter as a after market project. I mounted it close to the spark plug so I wouldn't have to run the wire to far. I then wrapped the wiring around the spark plug coil. So far it works as soon as the engine starts.
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