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Old 06-07-2015, 02:06 PM   #1
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Transmission Heat Gauge

I have a 1997 Winny 34RQ. I want to know if it is possible to install a tranny heat gauge? 454 Chev and Hydormatic. Also has anyone installed headers on the engine for better permormance and HP?
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It will be like any other Automatic that did not come from the factory with the Temp Gauge. I cut the Transmission Oil line to the cooler and inserted a Tee Fitting to hold the Temperature Sensor, I sized the Tee so the Sensor end was in the middle of the transmission oil line. Being steel lines I did not have to ground the sensor. I also removed the transmission Oil Pan and Silver Brazed some Flat Stock to the Side and drilled and tapped a hole in the Pan/Flat Stock for another sensor (1/8" National Pipe Thread). I selected between the sensors with a switch so I could read any of 6 different sensors on my Tow Vehicle, 1:Rear End, 2: Transfer Case, 3: Transmission Oil Pan, 4: Transmission Oil to the Cooler, 5: Engine Oil to Oil Cooler and finally 6: Jacket Water Temp in the engine.

It was over kill, but I enjoyed checking the various temperatures as I pulled a steep grade. This did allow only one gauge so I could fit it in a small crowded dash in a 75 Scout II.
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Chief: I appreciate your information. As a former truck owner I was leaning towards something like that. You can't have enough gauges.

I was in the USN from 61-69. Retired from the Army was in from 76-99 and retired as a 1SG E-8. Hope we meet sometime. Thanks again
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If your rig has a J1939/J1708 diagnostic port you might could use the ScanGuage. I just installed one and I monitor the tranny fluid temp!
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:21 PM   #5
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It will be like any other Automatic that did not come from the factory with the Temp Gauge. I cut the Transmission Oil line to the cooler and inserted a Tee Fitting to hold the Temperature Sensor, I sized the Tee so the Sensor end was in the middle of the transmission oil line. Being steel lines I did not have to ground the sensor. I also removed the transmission Oil Pan and Silver Brazed some Flat Stock to the Side and drilled and tapped a hole in the Pan/Flat Stock for another sensor (1/8" National Pipe Thread). I selected between the sensors with a switch so I could read any of 6 different sensors on my Tow Vehicle, 1:Rear End, 2: Transfer Case, 3: Transmission Oil Pan, 4: Transmission Oil to the Cooler, 5: Engine Oil to Oil Cooler and finally 6: Jacket Water Temp in the engine.

It was over kill, but I enjoyed checking the various temperatures as I pulled a steep grade. This did allow only one gauge so I could fit it in a small crowded dash in a 75 Scout II.
I agree with the above. But make sure you are on the outlet to the cooler. That is the key. The outlet!
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My old Kountry Star (1993) had the banks power pack, which included headers, exhaust, and intake. Made the 454 growl and worked great.
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