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Old 12-02-2010, 04:42 AM
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Gauges or a monitor?

I currently have a Bullydog Outlook I use for gauges

Long story short, I dont like the small screen and it does not monitor the coolant temperature and the trans temp is not even close.

Is there a monitor out there that monitors coolant temp and trans temp ACCURATELY
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I think my CTS is accurate. Its probably set up the same way your BD is . Why do you think that the BD isn't accurate for the temps?
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:06 AM
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I think my CTS is accurate. Its probably set up the same way your BD is . Why do you think that the BD isn't accurate for the temps?
I took a drive the other day in 0 to +5 degree weather, the trans temp on the dash said normal (of course) and the Bullydog said 20 degrees. You can not tell me that the trans was running at that temp after a 60 mile trip at 70 MPH.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:38 AM
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I just installed an Edge CTS monitor last night. I like it so far and the best thing, it has a large screen and you can display up to 8 PID's at a time. I will display tranny temp as well.
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You're probably right about the trans temp, but the other monitors are going to use the same PID's that your BD uses. Maybe there is something wrong with your sensors or possibly the trans . I haven't had my truck in that cold of temps since I got this CTS, but I'll be sure to monitor them
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:36 AM
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I have had the Edge Insight almost a year and it is a great tool. I am running EOT-ECT-EGT-Trans Temp and it is worth every penny. The gauges on the dash just take up space and when they move it's to late so the question is what would you pay to save a $16k motor i think it is money well spent.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:33 AM
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its the factory idiot light/gauge that is steering you wrong... thats why it is important to monitor trans temp via edge insight or manual gauges. for whatever reason the gauge on the dash reads "normal" operating temp whether its actually cold or running on the hot side... hence why they say if your factory gauge gets to the yellow or red line...youve probably done your tranny in too far. get and edge insight they are awesome.
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:52 PM
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Not trying to high jack the thread but I've always wondered how the monitors that plug into the OBD plug can be accurate if the factory gauges for say oil, water, and oil temp are idiot lights? Does the computer pull in the raw numbers and then trip the limp functions if the temperatures hit a set point while just putting the dash gauges at the middle. I'm wanting to go to the monitor for monitoring EOT and ECT, but not having direct temp taps makes me wonder how the points are gathered.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:59 PM
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I still havnt decided, I am leaning more towards the manual gauges though...
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I still havnt decided, I am leaning more towards the manual gauges though...
2+ days for manual gauges to install over a 15 minute plug and play + in the end the manual gauges will cost 2X the $$$$ + all the info you can get off of it, in the end what will the manual gauges tell you. O But it's your call.
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