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Tranny temp gauge

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by grtwhite, Apr 18, 2001.

  1. grtwhite

    grtwhite 1/2 ton status

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    Looking to install one in my truck when I put in a tranny cooler. Wondering how many of you guys have done this. Did you use the B&M kit or some other brand? Where's the best location for mounting the gauge? Thought about the lower left hand corner of my insturment cluster which is empty.

    Thanks, Jay
     
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    Anyone?????
     
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    i used the B&m kit for mine its really simple i mounted mine on top of the dash with tmounting hard where but you could put it where you said i have a oil temp there bakc ot to the tranny tis the best 40 bucks i spent saved my tranny many times my next step will be another sender so i can jsut flip a switch and see how hot the fuild is befor hits cooler and after it comes out of it

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  4. BlazerBoy

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    I used a Autometer guage, and then I bought a second sending unit and mounted one unit in each of the tranny lines, then I had a switch so I could switch between each sending unit. Worked great but I am putting a Sm465 in so dont need it anymore.. too bad, I just got it installed a couple months ago.. hehe Anyways I took out the Vent above the radio and made an aluminum plate to fit in there and installed 2 guages in there. Hope this helps...

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  5. Junior_Fangler

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    Perma-Cool makes a very nice remote tranny filter kit with an electric temp gauge and sender. Good quality and accurate temp gauge.

    Summit has the best prices I've seen on them and they can be talked down an extra 5-10 bucks on it :)

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    How effecint was your cooler ?
    Before and after Temps please ?
     
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    Will an electric gauge do? A mech autometer one is almost twice as much as the electric one, you don't really need it accurate, do you? Don't you just need to know when your tranny gets hot as crap? Thanks!

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    well, I paid around 35 bucks for mine. Its a regular old mechanical water guage, I put a T block in the out line to the rad, and mounted the guage in the cubby hole above the radio (no a/c). It was way less than a 'tranny guage', and no one could give me any reason why it shouldnt work. So its in, and working just fine. I had it out on a bit of a hilly trail for about 1/2 hr, and the temp climbed to around 150 deg. They say if it gets up to 225 deg its getting too hot.

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  9. BlazerBoy

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    it all depends on what you are doing with the truck, I mean I have seen it cool it about 60 degrees then I have seen it only cool it like 10-20 I think it depends how much airflow you are getting... but on average I would say it was about 30-40 degrees hope this helps...

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    Blazerboy, Still waitin to hear about the delta T across the cooler. Was it just the stock radiator cooler, or with an additional air cooler?

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    No, I mean when you switched between the two gages, what was the difference?

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    Oops, I guess we're postin at the same time[​IMG]

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    Anyone have an answer to my electric vs. mech question?

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    Electrics aren't as reliable as mechanical, IMO. Heck just look at all the posts about fixing electrical gages and sensors[​IMG].

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