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Old 01-02-2019, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at blocking off the front end once I finally get to mess with my insight. With that said, some people here say that factory temp gauge isn't that great.

So....I was looking at aftermarket temp gauges and temp sensors. Is there a good spot to put a temp sensor, or would you recommend connecting into the stock temp sensor.....or run something off the obd2 port?

Just trying to get some ideas for down the road.

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OBDIIC&C Gauge.

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Can't you monitor the temps for far cheaper than that? All I could see is the obd2 C&C at around $300. Maybe I'm missing something.
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Get a SCANGAUGE II.
https://www.amazon.com/ScanGauge-Aut...=fsclp_pl_dp_1
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Can't you monitor the temps for far cheaper than that? All I could see is the obd2 C&C at around $300. Maybe I'm missing something.
I have been monitoring mine using a $10 OBD2 Bluetooth from Amazon for Android, $5 Torque Pro App from Google Play Store, and my old Samsung S3 phone. With this setup you can read codes, clear them, find out when it's ready for emission tests, etc.

I had used the free Torque Lite app just to keep track of coolant and Intake temperatures. The Pro App lets users keep track of Air/Fuel ratio and Upstream and Downstream O2 Sensors. When both O2 Sensors match or are equal to zero, G1 is in Lean Burn.

OBDIIC&C Gauge is a lot more capable tool and wort every penny that can monitor and control the IMA among other things.
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I second the Torque recommendation! Super cheap and works perfectly!
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I have been monitoring mine using a $10 OBD2 Bluetooth from Amazon for Android,
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I can't speak for him, but this is the one I'm using: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NLQAHS/

Tried a cheap $8 one first, but it didn't work. This one has worked for all vehicles I've tested it in.
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I have bought 3 different $8-10 ones from Amazon. Only two have worked and are no longer available. Sorry haven't been much help.
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I can't speak for him, but this is the one I'm using: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NLQAHS/

Tried a cheap $8 one first, but it didn't work. This one has worked for all vehicles I've tested it in.
Thanks, that one has been on my CamelCamelCamel list for a year or so waiting for $18

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I have bought 3 different $8-10 ones from Amazon. Only two have worked and are no longer available. Sorry haven't been much help.
No Problem, Thanks Anyway
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