HOLDEN TORANA ENGINE TEMPERATURE ALARM TM1 - ALL MODEL LC LJ LH LX UC XU XU1 SLR for Sale

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Engine Watchdog TM1 is an Audible Engine Temperature & Low Oil Pressure Protection Alarm which monitors and displays your true engine temperature. In the event your engine starts to overheat or a situation arises where you begin to suffer low oil pressure, the Engine Watchdog TM1 alarms with a Light, Loud Buzzer & Information Messages, before serious and costly engine damage occurs. This device is easily fitted to all vehicles and is available in both centigrade and fahrenheit versions. The Engine Watchdog TM1 comes with the 'Easy-Fit' Heat Sensor that simply bolts to the engine allowing anyone to easily install the unit, and the sensitivity of the TM1's alarm system can be easily customised to suit your engine. The Engine Watchdog TM1 gives you serious peace of mind when it comes to monitoring your engine's temperature and oil pressure. Audible Engine Temperature & Low Oil Pressure Protection Alarm TM1 displays your true engine temperature and alarms with a Light, Loud Buzzer & Information Messages if an overheating or low oil pressure emergency threatens your engine.

TM1 detects ALL the causes of engine overheating, not just coolant loss. These include:

  • Leaking hoses.
  • Split radiators.
  • Faulty radiator caps.
  • Sticky thermostats.
  • Water pump failure.
  • Coolant blockages.
  • Air flow restrictions.
  • Oil system problems.

To see more technical information and why Engine Watchdogs are used by professional racing teams, see the technical information below.

Engine Watchdog prides itself on market innovation so the new model TM1 Engine Temperature Alarm has many features not seen in previous models. New features include:

  • A modern back-lit LCD display that is very easy to read in bright sunlight or at night. The backlighting is neutral white so it blends in with both old and new dashboards alike.
  • The unit displays 10 different information and alarm messages so you will always know exactly what's going on.
  • To make setting the alarm temperature easier the new TM1 records the highest temperature the engine reached, giving you an accurate indication of normal operating temperature.
  • The temperature in the alarm memory briefly displays each time you start up so you know if it has been altered.
  • If using the optional OIL ALARM feature the buzzer is inhibited for 10 seconds to give you time to start the engine without the unit alarming. NOTE: If you do not use the oil alarm feature the delay period and "DELAY ON" message will be bypassed.
  • Water resistant front as standard.

Note: This unit also comes in a Twin Sensor version for engine & transmission protection. Search Engine Watchdog TM4 Twin Sensor Vehicle.

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TM1 Specifications and Features:
  • Suitable for every vehicle make and model.
  • LCD display with automatic white backlight.
  • Unit displays 10 different alarm and information messages.
  • Unit alarms using an inbuilt 85db buzzer, indicator light and displays information messages on the front readout of the unit.
  • The temperature in the alarm memory briefly displays each time you start up so you know if it has been altered.
  • Suits all water or air-cooled engines.
  • Suits 12 or 24 volt DC systems and is fully reverse polarity protected. Power consumption is only 15mA with no alarms on.
  • Compact size: Less mounting tabs 80 x 30 x 60mm. (3.2" x 1.2" x 2.4")
  • Two different mounting lids are supplied with the unit. One lid comes with mounting tabs at each end for under dash mounting, the other lid supplied has no mounting tabs to allow for installation on and behind the dashboard.
  • TM1: Maximum display temperature is 125°C. The alarm is set in one degree increments from 1 to 125°C.
  • TM1 F: Maximum display temperature is 255°F. The alarm is set in two degree increments from 34 to 255°F.
  • Standard sensor wire length is 4m (12ft) or they can be ordered to size for long vehicles.
  • Warranty: 2 years from date of purchase. The TM1 is not a 'throw away' item, it will give a life time of service and replacement parts are inexpensive and freely available.

ENGINE WATCHDOG TM1 includes the electronic 'Easy-Fit' Heat Sensor, installation kit and simple fitting instructions.

Plus, you get FREE POSTAGE & FREE OPTIONS. See the free options list below.

        Free Options

NOTE: The following options are free, but we must be advised prior to shipment by an email or a note in Paypal.


  1. FAHRENHEIT UNIT USA & Canadian Customers – The TM1 can be switched to read in Fahrenheit. Specify Model 'TM1F' when ordering (reads in two degree increments from 34 to 255°F).
    Please Note: All TM1's sent to the USA will be TM1F units unless otherwise specified. Canadian customers should still specify the model required.

  2. LONGER SENSOR LEADS. The standard sensor wire length is 4m (13ft). Please specify the length you require up to 6 metres (20ft) by email before shipment. If over 6 metres there is a small surcharge.
Technical Information

The Engine Watchdog TM1 is used by professional racing teams for good reason:

  • TM1 uses the most reliable monitoring method
    All engines radiate heat to their outer casing at a constant rate (air cooled engines depend on it).The TM1's electronic 'Easy-Fit' heat sensor simply fits like a washer under any suitable bolt that is close to the cylinder head or engine block. Here it accurately monitors the engine's metal temperature and if overheating is detected for any reason, the TM1 alarms with an alarm light, loud buzzer and 'Engine Hot' message.

  • The TM1 tells you exactly what's going on under the bonnet
    Many factory fit gauges indicate normal after you drive just a few kilometres and then do not alter on even the hottest days. Obviously the engine temperature is constantly altering as you drive in varying traffic and road conditions, yet the gauge is not responding. This is because they have a 'flat spot' around the normal mark and will not move until something is very wrong, often once it is too late. The TM1 has the sensitivity required to display every temperature change as it occurs and in an emergency will alert you before your existing dash gauge has even moved.

  • TM1 comes standard with the option to turn your existing dashboard oil light, into an 'Audible Warning Light'
    If this optional wire is tagged to the engine's Oil Light Sender new messages will display on the screen. The new messages are: 'Engine Delay', this gives you time to start the engine before the audible oil alarm activates. 'Low Oil', this message and the alarm buzzer will activate instantly if low oil pressure is detected while you are driving. (Not suitable for oil gauge sensors. If you want this feature and only have an oil gauge, you will need to fit an inexpensive car type Oil Light Sender).

  • You can program the TM1's alarm sensitivity to suit your engine
    With a TM1 you don't even need to know your engine's temperature specifications to set the overheating alarm. You simply note the highest temperature your engine reaches during normal driving or interrogate the TM1's memory and then set the audible alarm to go off at a few degrees higher by pressing the button on the front of the unit. You get to set the alarm sensitivity and it's no harder than setting an alarm clock. If the alarm goes off while the engine is working hard, you can simply press the front button to stop the alarm, or give it another press to increase the alarm temperature.

  • The TM1 is very easy to fit
    TM1's can be fitted by any home handyman. The main unit fits under the dash (Compact size - 80 x 30 x 60mm, plus mounting tabs). The 'Easy-Fit' temperature sensor takes a few seconds to bolt to the engine. The power just plugs into the cigarette lighter socket or it can be hard wired to your vehicle's electrical system. TM1 suits 12 or 24 volt systems.
    For pictures and more installation details go to: TM1 Installation Page.

  • The TM1's sensor cannot cause coolant leaks or void the engine's warranty
    The TM1 is perfectly safe to fit because it does not require you to break into the cooling system in any way.


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