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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2001, 05:12 PM
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Trans Temp Guage

Anyone in here run an aftermarket tranny temp guage?

This sunday my truck caught on fire because my trans oveheated and puked on the header. No external damage but my underhood is charred a bit. Prolly about 150.00 in damage, as long as my trans is ok.

I was wondering if theres a guage kit where it could be mounted to the trans pan, like with the correct seals and whatnot.

If anyone has one please give me the details. Also whats a safe operating temperature for a 350 trans before it starts to puke?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2001, 06:31 PM
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Re: Trans Temp Guage

no experience with one, but in a similar post, an auto meter guage was recommended. i say check out summit, as they carry a large selection of guages.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2001, 02:52 PM
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Re: Trans Temp Guage

I bought mine from to match the rest of my gauges. It works well for me, but you it does not look like your typical Autometer gauges, so that may be a drawback for some. The nice part though is you can set it to warn you at ANY reasonable temp to flash when it gets too hot (or any point you choose).

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 12:22 PM
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Re: Trans Temp Guage

I got mine from McKenzies in So Cal.. Page 51-57 in the online catalog.. These guys know their stuff (for buggies) and have the lowest prices I could find anywhere on VDO gauges.. Try them for prices on the Autometer stuff too.. Phantom series look awsome.. Get the electric one with the proper sender and a pod mount that goes on the A-pillar.. Looks cool and is always in sight..

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