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Old 05-19-2019, 08:49 PM
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Who makes the best trans temp Gauge? I want to install one in my 1997 Chevy 2500 pickup. Its a factory 454/4L80E truck. I bought the truck to have me a tow rig when NEEDED.

BY my camaro being a 6 speed car i dont know much about what trans temp gauge yall guys are using.

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It's a trans temp gauge...don't overthink it. Pick one you like the face on, and the price on and buy it.
Put it in the pan if you want to see general trans temp.
The cooler return line will show you what temp is coming back from the cooler and getting used as lube oil.
cooler out line will show hotter because that's fluid straight out of the converter before it's cooled. Usually only ever put a gauge here if you're going to be on the transbrake for ages and want to make sure you don't boil/cook fluid.
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I have a jegs digital and it reads about 30 cooler than actual so not all gauges are the same.
It doesn't matter if its in pan or line,read the same.
If I had to do again, I wouldn't go electric sender,I'd do mechanical gauge
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Originally Posted by AINT SKEERED View Post
I have a jegs digital and it reads about 30 cooler than actual so not all gauges are the same.
It doesn't matter if its in pan or line,read the same.
If I had to do again, I wouldn't go electric sender,I'd do mechanical gauge

If you was go do it over again what brand would you go with ?
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Originally Posted by AINT SKEERED View Post
I have a jegs digital and it reads about 30 cooler than actual so not all gauges are the same.
It doesn't matter if its in pan or line,read the same.
If I had to do again, I wouldn't go electric sender,I'd do mechanical gauge
How do you know it reads 30 degrees off?
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If you was go do it over again what brand would you go with ?
Go with a digital gauge. I run a glow shift trans temp gauge with the sender in my pan. https://www.glowshiftdirect.com/10-c...erature-gauge/
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Originally Posted by 98CayenneT/A View Post
How do you know it reads 30 degrees off?

Go with a digital gauge. I run a glow shift trans temp gauge with the sender in my pan. https://www.glowshiftdirect.com/10-c...erature-gauge/
That's exactly where I have my engine oil pressure gauge. Same dial and color.
And my car is maroon!
Great minds my man
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Hmmm glowshift.....
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Originally Posted by 98CayenneT/A View Post
How do you know it reads 30 degrees off
Go with a digital gauge. I run a glow shift trans temp gauge with the sender in my pan. https://www.glowshiftdirect.com/10-c...erature-gauge/
Temperature gun shoots a laser. And if I let car sit all night and turn key on, gauge reads 30 lower than ambient temperature. That good enough explanation?
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Thats a great explanation in my book.
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Originally Posted by Tuskyz28 View Post
Thats a great explanation in my book.
Yeah dont mean to sound grumpy but I wouldn't state its 30 off if I hadn't verified it.
Its cool because I know it's off so I add 30 to what it says.
With 2 coolers it shows about 125 usually cruising
And maybe 160 after a hard pass with transbrake use
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[QUOTE=It doesn't matter if its in pan or line,read the same.
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If the ATF temperature coming out of the transmission is the same as the ATF going back into the transmission...

You definitely need more cooling (bigger cooler or multiple coolers in series).
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Anybody know the differece in between towing a car on a 18ft vs nothing being towed on the 4L80E tranmission ?

By the way it gets hot here in Mississippi. Very Humid at times.
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Originally Posted by Tuskyz28 View Post
Anybody know the differece in between towing a car on a 18ft vs nothing being towed on the 4L80E tranmission ?

By the way it gets hot here in Mississippi. Very Humid at times.
Wat part of ms?
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Originally Posted by AINT SKEERED View Post
Wat part of ms?
Right outside of Tupelo
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Originally Posted by Tuskyz28 View Post
Right outside of Tupelo
I lived in Fulton as a kid. Fairview actually
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Originally Posted by AINT SKEERED View Post
I lived in Fulton as a kid. Fairview actually
Ive been to Fulton a couple times at the car auction. Im from New Albany.

Bumping the thread for more opinions on a good trans temp gauge....
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The one I posted will work perfect.
It is 61 degrees outside right now.
This is what mine reads in my garage right now. Digital absolutely is accurate.
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You can not go wrong with AutoMeter...

So many choices of styles to choose from.

Those blue digital gauges, that you guys have look Amazing! But I am partial to Blue.

Check these gauges out! AutoMeter Cobalt Blue gauge series:




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Yup, pick any flavor of auto meter or a digital glow shift if you'd like. I have a phantom series trans temp in my car, works like it should. As far as temps while towing, still don't want to get it much over 2-220* especially for extended amounts of time. If you're constantly hovering around there it's time to upgrade the cooling capability of your trans.
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Thanks for the insight. I really appreciated.
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