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Old 05 Aug 2012, 02:44 pm
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I keep reading many posts about overheating which can lead to a blown head gasket. If anybody that has overheated and had a warning system before it happened, they wouldn't be stuck with a major repair. I purchase my UltraGauge to monitor Turbo Boost, but it can do much more. It gives warnings when the engine temperature is too high, oil change intervals, average fuel mileage and much more. It's not just for performance. When connected it's constantly monitoring the senors via the ODB II port. The only thing it doesn't check is the oil pressure on our vehicles. It's a worthy $70 investment. Applying for the rebate is a PIA, but it's worth the effort.

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Old 05 Aug 2012, 03:09 pm
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Does the Ultra Guage monitor Air Intake Temperature? How about Transmission Temp?

My ScanGuageII will not display those for my PT...but it will for my GMC.

I gotta add that the factory guage is reasonably linear in its movements. 3/4 of the way is around 235*. Right where someone should be scratching their heads wondering why it's getting so hot.
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Old 05 Aug 2012, 03:36 pm
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Does the Ultra Guage monitor Air Intake Temperature? How about Transmission Temp?

My ScanGuageII will not display those for my PT...but it will for my GMC.

I gotta add that the factory guage is reasonably linear in its movements. 3/4 of the way is around 235*. Right where someone should be scratching their heads wondering why it's getting so hot.

Almost all of the "gauged" serious PTs that I've seen over the years have used the SRT-4 Technical Information and they swear by it. I've never heard of one failing even after years of use and it gives you everything you would ever need to know. I've had one on my NA since 2005. If I remember correctly XtrmDC2 has a dual set of them on his.

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Old 05 Aug 2012, 04:56 pm
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Does the Ultra Guage monitor Air Intake Temperature? How about Transmission Temp?

My ScanGuageII will not display those for my PT...but it will for my GMC.

I gotta add that the factory guage is reasonably linear in its movements. 3/4 of the way is around 235*. Right where someone should be scratching their heads wondering why it's getting so hot.
I do have it monitoring Air Intake Temperature. I don't believe it provides Transmission Temp. Remember it's only $70 after rebate.

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Old 05 Aug 2012, 07:50 pm
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I am familar with this unit. It should monitor and readout anything in the OBDII for that specific vehicle.
I would think it should be able to read it the trans temperature?
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P0706 Trans Range Switch Performance
P0707 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0708 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit High Input
P0709 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0710 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P0712 Transmission Fluid Temperature (TFT) Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713 Transmission Fluid Temperature (TFT) Sensor Circuit High Input
P0714 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent

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Almost all of the "gauged" serious PTs that I've seen over the years have used the SRT-4 Technical Information and they swear by it. I've never heard of one failing even after years of use and it gives you everything you would ever need to know. I've had one on my NA since 2005. If I remember correctly XtrmDC2 has a dual set of them on his.

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I had to send my back for LCD replacement. It started scrolling lines and you couldnt see anything. Heat will cause the screen to wash out badly (like parked in the sun all day). Still its one of the most versitile gauges i have seen and fits in a standard 2" hole pod/
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Old 06 Aug 2012, 09:22 am
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I enjoy mine and keep it plugged in all the time including overnight when I hide it in the door pocket. I haven't noticed a tranny temp option but will double-check after work.
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Almost all of the "gauged" serious PTs that I've seen over the years have used the SRT-4 Technical Information and they swear by it. I've never heard of one failing even after years of use and it gives you everything you would ever need to know. I've had one on my NA since 2005. If I remember correctly XtrmDC2 has a dual set of them on his.

Jerry

If you'll click on the link I originally posted above, you'll see that the 7th function that is listed is ATX temperature.

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Old 07 Sep 2012, 06:31 pm
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I had to disable my maximum speed alarm today. I was keeping up with an SRT8 Challenger and when I broke 90, it told me I was going to fast. That's one alarm I don't need.
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Old 29 Apr 2013, 10:47 pm
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Hooked up my UltraGauge tonight, got it all configured and customized the way I want it. Took a test drive, topped it off with some 93 and headed back home.

One big question:

What should my Boost Psi read when I'm sitting at idle?

At idle, it sits around -9.48. At about 3/4 throttle, it saw anywhere from 10 to 11 in the positives. Now I didn't go WOT anywhere, but I'm fairly certain it would see around 12-15.

I'm not sure if that is a normal reading at idle for a stock PT GT with 35k miles and if anyone can offer some insight I'd appreciate it! I'm a newb when it comes to all this stuff, used to Holley double pumpers and actually having to run actual lines for seperate gauges.

Other than that, this little black box is amazing! Information overload acheived!
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