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Edge Insight CTS vs. transmission temp guage
My tranny is heating up to warning level on the stock guage (even to the red when towing uphill) so I need to get a way to monitor transmission temperature. I know the Edge Insight will monitor the transmission temp, but since there is no trans probe, I assume it's getting the temp from the OBD port. The traditional analog guage has a probe to install in the transmission. Is one more accurate than the other? I assume the probe is the most accurate, but not sure. Has anyone tried both side by side to compare?
Bottom line is I'm leaning toward the Edge Insight CTS monitor since it seemingly can do so much more than just 3 or 4 pillar-mount guages, so I wanted to know if I can trust the trans temp on the Edge unit.
My plan is to monitor transmission temperatures to make sure it is indeed overheating, then install the 6.0 trans cooler. (I'll probably install the 6.0 cooler either way. It's expensive, so just saving up the money. I know, I know it's cheaper than a transmission rebuild.)
2002 F250 7.3 4x4 CC LB SRW, 4" turbo back exhaust, K&N Intake, Edge juice w/attitude, 05 Front end conversion, 08 tailgate and rear bumper, Torqlift Superhitch Magnum. Future mods: ditch the Edge Juice w/Attitude and replace with Edge Insight monitor (or guages), DP Tuner F5 with custom tunes, John Wood trans.