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Commander Alerts Not Working

My coolant alarm setting on my commander is 210 and i have never seen it above 209 but reviewing the max it has said 288 and 249.....Isnt it supose to start flashing and sound a alarm? It makes me wonder if im truly safer with it than i would have been with the analogs i was looking at first...It also makes me wonder how accurate everything else is and if my egt's get to high during a run if its gonna let me know...I got it because all i heard was good things about it...I still like it just would like to be warned when my temps get to hot...

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EGTs and tranny temp run off of their own probe. So I feel petty safe with those. As for the other ones... I think I am going to switch over to a 4 gauge pillar myself at some point.


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Ever since I got my new commander (had trouble with the old one not reading fuel psi) my coolant temp fluctuates too. I know the waters not too hot, but if I watch the gauge it'll go from the low 200's and blip to 280* a lot. I think its just the gauge. But yeah, I'm considering analogs sometime in the future too.

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the water gauge is the coolant temp right? because on mine i dont have a option to switch from water gauge to coolant gauge....

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Water or coolant....whatever you refer to it as, the dern thing still won't read it correctly on consistent basis!
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i was not sure they were the same,thought they were but wasnt 100%

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my commander is hooked to the oil temp sending unit, doesn't reach temps as high as water does, but it is more consistent and accurate, even though the commander says water. My oil is around 150 degrees running temp. My biggest problem with the commander is the boost levels don't seem accurate. If the guage is pugged into the map sensor electronicaly, how accurate is it and how can I install a map fooler and not get false boost readings?


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It will be correct till you hit whatever the map fooler is set at.


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is the only purpose of the boost fooler to not make the engine light not come on....i hit 29 all day stock and with the lower power tunes...i have never had a light or anything come on...i guess i just dont completly understand the boost fooler...

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my commander tells me I am consistently reaching 28 to 36 psi boost. If i installed a map fooler will I have to go with a anolog guage to get accurate boost readings?


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