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Just installed Autometer triple gauges, have a question.

I have been running my ScanGauge2 since I bought the truck so I could monitor
trans temps and etc.. I just finished installing my 3 Autometer gauges yesterday. I am curious as to which trans temp is MORE accurate, the Autometer trans side port or the ScanGauge2 reading from the OBDII port.
I have about a 15* difference. The scangauge2 is reading 164 and my Autometer is dead smack on 150 if not a tad lower.

Just curious if anyone else is running these with gauges. THANKS!!


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Theres ALOT of opinions on this, some will say the sensor in the trans pan is the way to go, others will argue and say a test port or in the supply line to the transcooler is the way to go, but personally if your 15 degrees off and not hauling a heavy load, I wouldn't worry about it, even in the mud you will be ok. I believe the OBDII port reads it from a sensor in the trans so that would be the most accurate one.

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I'd agree. Even though the test port is in the trans. It's better to know your hottest temp anyway

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Could be a sender issue, my truck gauge and auto meter were within a few degrees of one another. i never seen a 15 Deg diff though.

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