Originally Posted by Term3
Both the OEM trans temp and oil pressure dash gauges are absolutely useless, once you put in real gauges you will realize just how useless the OEM ones really are. Which to me is shocking!!
Eh, doesn't totally shock me. Most users of these trucks have no idea what temp the 4r100 are supposed to run at so they to dumb down the truck so they are not getting a million "My trans gauge is moving what do I do?!!" service calls.
People can be so dense when it comes to cars, I worked at an Acura dealership during college and a lady with a TSX called up and said "My battery is dead and my purse is in my car but the remote won't work...what do I do?" My response...'Hmm...use the key.' So if the basic functions of a car door can confuse people...how are they supposed to understand the operating conditions of a transmission with a few hundred working parts.
In High School, I worked at a BMW dealership and I had a guy bring his car in claiming it had no oil pressure when cold...made no sense. Finally I sat in the car with him and he pointed at the dash and said 'Look it has pressure now but if you start it in a few hours it will have none!' My response...'Sir, that is the water temp gauge.' And it is clearly labeled as such.