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Transmission temp guage

Discussion in 'Towing' started by uno676, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Jul 10, 2017 at 7:56 PM
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    anonemoose

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    ok, thanks. We do tow through the desert a lot but not a lot of up and down, just a few climbs, lots of long slopes though, 150 miles of below sea level to 4000 ft.

    Moving to Bishop, will be in Nevada a lot next year....
     
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  2. Jul 27, 2017 at 1:59 PM
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    I recently began the same process and I highly recommend the scangauge2. I purchased mine at advance auto ant it was on clearance marked down to $139.

    I also highly recommend pinning your thermostat when towing or in high temp conditions. Recently it has been in the 90s here so I tried it out and it greatly reduced my trans temps.

    Pic one is after pinning

    Pic two is before IMG_2360.jpgIMG_2352.jpg

    I also plan on adding an auxiliary cooler soon for a cross county trip.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2017 at 2:31 PM
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    What codes are you using to get two tranny temps? And what year is your truck?
     
  4. Jul 27, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    what is this app you speak of?
     
  5. Jul 27, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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  6. Oct 3, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    If you only need trans temp why not just go with a trans temp gauge with a sensor in the trans fluid out line? Much cheaper and my 2018 Taco has most of the other gauges that are on the scan gauge 2, just an idiot light for the trans temp.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    Torque app with the OBD link is cheaper. I think I paid $5 bucks for the app and $12 for the OBD Elm and I didn't have to cut and modify.
     
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  8. Jan 21, 2019 at 12:13 AM
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    I see people saying "tow in 4th only" so is that putting it in 4th manually and just leave it in 4th? New to my tacoma and the auto with a manual setting
    Thanks
     
  9. Jan 21, 2019 at 2:47 AM
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    Yes , leave in 4th gear or S mode .
    Do you have a scan guage ?
     
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  10. Jan 21, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    No dont have scan gauge yet, am getting ready to buy one. Have been reading about the options and looks like that is the best although kinda retro in style ha ha, but hey if it works good then im in.
     
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  11. Jan 21, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    Ultra guage looks good . the ultra guage is better looking than the scan guage
    Give it a google
     
  12. Jan 21, 2019 at 8:50 PM
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    Thanks Gearcruncher
    From what I have read the ultra does look nicer but doesnt havetranny temp, is that right? Also read something about short life span and draining your battery?
    And on that same subject whats you opinion on ov tune?
    Thanks again
     
  13. Jan 21, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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  14. Jan 22, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Hey Gearcruncher
    Wow they got the tranny temp for the 3rd gen figured out? I noticed on that linl those were 2nd gen appreciate your advice thanks
     
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