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post #1 of 12 Old 04-21-2013, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Time to buy monitoring guages

I have an 04 Ex with 125k miles on it. I know some big expenses will be coming with head bolts, EGR delete, etc. For now, I want to make it last as long as possible in stock condition while I save up for the big fix. The only modification it has right now is a turbo back larger exhaust (was on it when I bought it).

Unless someone points out a better system, I am going to get an Edge Insight CTS.

1. What should I monitor?
2. What do I look for to tell me a problem is looming?
3. Will the Insight tell me everything I need to know or do I need to get add ons? (i.e. EGT)

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I Like Autometer Guages, I've been using them for years. The Sport Comp II's led light up green at night and are black in the daytime, matches the ford dashes well. I would do EGT, Boost, Trans temp, Fuel Pressure, and HPOP.
A scan Guage II is great and cheap too allows you to scroll thru and watch tons of things.
here are pictures of mine in my '05 Excursion


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I do a lot of driving at night and I find most gauges very distracting when it's dark. With my Dakota Digital gauges at night all I see are these floating numbers of which I have nine inputs I can see at one time on set of four gauges. I have a tire pressure gauge in top quad pod spot which they no longer carry, Time to buy monitoring guages-imageuploadedbyautoguide1366741844.477477.jpg


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In my picture mine are turned up, you can dim them with your regular dimmer, and add a led dimmer from Autometer to adjust it finer... I normally run them about half way dim at night. I need to find the source that had the fuel pressure fitting and flex hose adapter, as the HPOP pigtail makes it easy to hook them up.
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i like the SCT livewire ts it is a monitor and tuner in one

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I like the ability to see all my gauges with one scan of my dash and not having to chose what few I want to display on a little screen.


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I have the CTS and added the EGT. I monitor EGT, EOT, ECT, trans temp, boost, FICM V, Battery V, and one more....damn why cant i rememeber the ninth one.

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I have the CTS and added the EGT. I monitor EGT, EOT, ECT, trans temp, boost, FICM V, Battery V, and one more....damn why cant i rememeber the ninth one.
One reason is that the CTS can only display a maximum of eight PID's.

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One reason is that the CTS can only display a maximum of eight PID's.
I guess I got the one off model - or I can't count!

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