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Hi Fordnutz..... I checked the X gauge extensions for the 7.3 on Scan Gauge II - it does measure Engine Oil Temperature, it may read Trans temp - not entirely sure yet though.
Scan Gauge II sucks data from the OBD port. A buddy of mine runs a number of them on his trucks - they can be used as an OBD code reader, but also has a gauge display mode, up to 4 at a time. (X gauge are gauge extensions - you can have more the basic 12, depending on your vehicle). They are about $159 Canadian, so the price is decent, as soon as I can scrape up some post Xmas cash, I'm going to pick one up, even if it doesn't directly measure Trans temp.
(But... like I said earlier, I still like the olde school analog gauges, I would like to install one independent of the Scan Gauge . BTW.... one nice thing about the Scan Gauge II is that it has memory, and can record peak readings - my buddy rarely lends his trucks out (I could borrow one anytime, but he's known me forever and a day), one of the last times he did, that guy won't be borrowing one again, after my friend saw the data on the peak transmission temperature !).
Thnx for the feedback guys, this helps me decide where to spend my pennies.