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4EAT Trans Temp Gauge - Need Install Tips

I plan on installing a trans temp gauge to monitor my trans temps on the little offroad trailer that I am pulling. I have a Hayden aftermarket trans cooler but need to monitor the temps. I plan on getting some kind of gauge and mounting the sensor in my trans oil pan. Any siggestions on installation or type of gauge to purchase would be greatly appreciated.



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does the trans pan have the same thread and all as the oil pan? i ask as theres a couple companies that make a replacement drain plug/bung (for the oil pan one)....that let you run a sensor through it.



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compared to just drilling a hole in trans pan...and welding in a bung for the sensor.


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doesnt look like it. it takes me to the right post in your thread. but if so, sorry:


"Also installed the Killer B 20mm to 1/8"NPT sensor adapter drain plug and put my trans temp gauge sensor in. Ran the wire up to the top of the firewall and left it coiled up until I get to the rest of the install."

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Sweet! Thanks for that. Now to decide on a proper gauge. Was going to go with a GlowShift 7 color Trans temp gauge. Do you have a link for that Killer B 20mm to 1/8" NPT adapter?


Edit: NM Found it! http://www.killerbmotorsport.net/oil...r-adapter.html


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@fozroamer , I am using VEI dual function gauges. I paired the trans temp with water temp and will be getting another for oil pressure and oil temp, and another for boost and AFR. 6 monitors in 3 gauges. Win win. Elegantly simple and well built gauges. And lots of options as far as dimming both with and without the dash lights on.

Personally I would avoid the GlowShift products, kinda bottom of the barrel.

http://www.veisystems.com/ws/8-d1-se...unction-gauges

http://www.veisystems.com/old/docs/I...-TTC-WTC-M.pdf

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...%3Avei+systems
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@fozroamer take a look at this thread Write-up for installing 4EAT cooler?, specifically this post in that thread.

That's the direction I plan on going. Take at this post in my Member Journal: Autometer ATF temperature manifold.

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@fozroamer , I am using VEI dual function gauges. I paired the trans temp with water temp and will be getting another for oil pressure and oil temp, and another for boost and AFR. 6 monitors in 3 gauges. Win win. Elegantly simple and well built gauges. And lots of options as far as dimming both with and without the dash lights on.

Personally I would avoid the GlowShift products, kinda bottom of the barrel.

D1-Series Gauges - VEI Systems

http://www.veisystems.com/old/docs/I...-TTC-WTC-M.pdf

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...%3Avei+systems
That is a sexy gauge. So I bought that Killer B Motorsport M20x1.5 to 1/8PT adapter I assume it will be compatible with the Veisystems gauges?

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That is a sexy gauge. So I bought that Killer B Motorsport M20x1.5 to 1/8PT adapter I assume it will be compatible with the Veisystems gauges?
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It's also possible to install an inline T-adapter for temperature/pressure sender

VDO T - Adaptor / Fitting for Temp & Pressure Gauges | eBay

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does the trans pan have the same thread and all as the oil pan? i ask as theres a couple companies that make a replacement drain plug/bung (for the oil pan one)....that let you run a sensor through it.
I believe I also recently shared that I switched my Fumoto from oil to trans....in other words, same pitch and thread.

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@fozroamer , I am using VEI dual function gauges. I paired the trans temp with water temp and will be getting another for oil pressure and oil temp, and another for boost and AFR. 6 monitors in 3 gauges. Win win. Elegantly simple and well built gauges. And lots of options as far as dimming both with and without the dash lights on.

Personally I would avoid the GlowShift products, kinda bottom of the barrel.

D1-Series Gauges - VEI Systems

http://www.veisystems.com/old/docs/I...-TTC-WTC-M.pdf

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...%3Avei+systems
Ok So I am going to go ahead and install an engine oil cooler as well but Im going to get one that comes with a Type A sandwhich adapter that would hopefully allow me to install a oil temp sensor into it. I will be installing a plate and fin style engine oil cooler similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XONT6G...I2H800BXBE7K3O
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