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Old 10-09-2010, 01:06 PM
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gauges info needed

Does anyone make a gauge monitor similar to the edge monitor or the bully dog monitor? I see a lot for the 03 and up trucks. IS there a similar unit that plugs into the obd port on our trucks that can read the ect and the eot?
The ege unit for the 03 trucks seems real cool. I dont want a bunch of gauges.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:17 PM
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Yes...and no. I have a Terminator Engineering Scangauge (Made by aeroforce and is the same thing as their Interceptor Gauge, if my memory serves correctly). THere is at least one other company that makes a similar setup too. It has a couple of auxillary inputs that you can make whatever you want. It does read eot on the gauge, but our trucks don't monitor ect with the computer at all, so it does NOT read ect. It is capable with an auxillary sensor though. I like it myself, but it is my 4th gauge, my egt, boost and trans temp are analog gauges. Here is the link....

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Mine doesn't run the buzz test or contribution test as advertised and after talking back and forth with them all it was determined my truck just isn't compatible with the software that they have for it. I decided to keep it anyway since it does read codes (even as your driving) and monitors a handful of useful values.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:29 PM
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how many gauges do you have to have? that link shows 3. Can one gauge do it all but click a button to change them? How does it work?
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Yes, one gauge can do the same thing as three. (I only have 1) the reason to have three is because the gauge will only display two at one time. You can cycle through what it is monitoring by one of the two buttons on the gauge face. One button cycles the top value and the lower button cycles the bottom. If you press them both it takes you to the menu where one button changes what is highlighted and the other is the "Select" button. You can also set it to auto cycle at whatever interval you want, but I don't use that feature. I keep mine on EOT and Trans Temp (I forgot in my first post that I got rid of my analog trans temp (It was always withing 5 or less degrees of the digital) and replaced it with a fuel pressure gauge.) Anyway. Works good for my use. I do really wish the buzz test and contribution test worked on mine, but....whatever. They swear it works on 99% of the vehicles and mine is just an oddball.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:50 PM
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there gauge cant do fuel pressure? Is that why you have an analog gauge?
Does it do the transwith out any extra buying of sensors? Is the obd port reading that too? All i would need is an extra sensor for the coolant?(cause the obd does not have it?) I want to be able to check eot, ect, trans,
can i get there gauge to read egt's?
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You can "make" it read almost anything with an extra sensor. However it will not read Coolant Temp, EGT's, Fuel Pressure, etc. through the OBD2 port since the computer doesn't read these values. The ECM apparently for some reason monitors trans temp and therefore the gauge does read trans temp through the OBD2 port. Out of the ones you listed in your last post that you would like to monitor, the EGT and Coolant temp are the only two that you need to get the sensors and setup the gauge to make them work, the rest of them are monitored through the OBD2 plug.
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