Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage? - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
A Ghost these days...
 
farm boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alvin, Texas
Posts: 2,434
Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

I installed my new DiPricol Gauges last night. On the Trans Gauge, I used a regular electrical connector with 16ga. electrical wire from the supplied sending unit, to the gauge. On my way to work this morning, the gauge barely got off of the needle (maybe to 100*). Is my wire too small? Or is this the correct temp that I should be seeing? BTW, it was in the low 40's this morning if that makes a difference. The built in trans gauge went up to normal as usual and stayed there.


2002 F-250 4X4 Flatbed

~Cryo'd Forged Rods ~Comp 910's ~DI Push Rods ~ARP Studs ~IH Up-pipes ~GTP38R/1.15 ~238/80's ~Fuelab ~Built Auto ~Matt's Tunes ~Water Inj. ~Gooseneck Brand Flatbed

Rockin' Out with some help from: Alpine / Rockford Fosgate / Memphis / Infinity
farm boy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 04:30 PM
Lovin the Tuna
 
RedSmokey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 8,353
Re: Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

Do you have a 6.0 cooler?

2001 F250
2000 F250
RedSmokey is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
A Ghost these days...
 
farm boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alvin, Texas
Posts: 2,434
Re: Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedSmokey View Post
Do you have a 6.0 cooler?
Stock.

2002 F-250 4X4 Flatbed

~Cryo'd Forged Rods ~Comp 910's ~DI Push Rods ~ARP Studs ~IH Up-pipes ~GTP38R/1.15 ~238/80's ~Fuelab ~Built Auto ~Matt's Tunes ~Water Inj. ~Gooseneck Brand Flatbed

Rockin' Out with some help from: Alpine / Rockford Fosgate / Memphis / Infinity
farm boy is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 04:33 PM
Lovin the Tuna
 
RedSmokey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 8,353
Re: Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

I guess its probably about right. Dont know how far you drive, but in the cold mine barely comes off the the 100 mark unless im driving for a long while. I think you are fine. You cant trust the dash one...

2001 F250
2000 F250
RedSmokey is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
A Ghost these days...
 
farm boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alvin, Texas
Posts: 2,434
Re: Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedSmokey View Post
I guess its probably about right. Dont know how far you drive, but in the cold mine barely comes off the the 100 mark unless im driving for a long while. I think you are fine. You cant trust the dash one...
Thanks. I drive about 16 miles to work, and let it idle 10 min at the house before leaving. Thats why I upgraded. Those dash trans gauges are as bad as the MPG lie-o-meters.

2002 F-250 4X4 Flatbed

~Cryo'd Forged Rods ~Comp 910's ~DI Push Rods ~ARP Studs ~IH Up-pipes ~GTP38R/1.15 ~238/80's ~Fuelab ~Built Auto ~Matt's Tunes ~Water Inj. ~Gooseneck Brand Flatbed

Rockin' Out with some help from: Alpine / Rockford Fosgate / Memphis / Infinity
farm boy is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 05:22 PM
PSN Veteran
 
aklim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hartford, WI
Posts: 1,959
Re: Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by farm boy View Post
I installed my new DiPricol Gauges last night. On the Trans Gauge, I used a regular electrical connector with 16ga. electrical wire from the supplied sending unit, to the gauge. On my way to work this morning, the gauge barely got off of the needle (maybe to 100*). Is my wire too small? Or is this the correct temp that I should be seeing? BTW, it was in the low 40's this morning if that makes a difference. The built in trans gauge went up to normal as usual and stayed there.

Where did you stick the sensor?

01 Excursion 7.3L Powerstroke. Gauges with AIH Delete, AIS, CCV Mod, 4' MBRP, BTS Trans, 6.0L Trans Cooler and Intercooler, DP-Tuner F5 chip, ITP In Tank Mod and Boost Annihilator, Diesel Innovation's Regulated Fuel kit, BTS Big Oil system, GTP38R Turbo with 1.15 A/R housing and BPD Stage II AC injectors. Bilstein Shocks with U front and A Rear.
aklim is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
A Ghost these days...
 
farm boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alvin, Texas
Posts: 2,434
Re: Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by aklim View Post
Where did you stick the sensor?
Test Port on the drivers side of the transmission, almost at the front.

2002 F-250 4X4 Flatbed

~Cryo'd Forged Rods ~Comp 910's ~DI Push Rods ~ARP Studs ~IH Up-pipes ~GTP38R/1.15 ~238/80's ~Fuelab ~Built Auto ~Matt's Tunes ~Water Inj. ~Gooseneck Brand Flatbed

Rockin' Out with some help from: Alpine / Rockford Fosgate / Memphis / Infinity
farm boy is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 05:38 PM
PSN Veteran
 
aklim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hartford, WI
Posts: 1,959
Re: Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by farm boy View Post
Test Port on the drivers side of the transmission, almost at the front.
Sounds about the right place. It is kinda cold though so that might just skew the results. I usually see about 60 above ambient with my 6.0 cooler running on stock mode.

01 Excursion 7.3L Powerstroke. Gauges with AIH Delete, AIS, CCV Mod, 4' MBRP, BTS Trans, 6.0L Trans Cooler and Intercooler, DP-Tuner F5 chip, ITP In Tank Mod and Boost Annihilator, Diesel Innovation's Regulated Fuel kit, BTS Big Oil system, GTP38R Turbo with 1.15 A/R housing and BPD Stage II AC injectors. Bilstein Shocks with U front and A Rear.
aklim is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
A Ghost these days...
 
farm boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alvin, Texas
Posts: 2,434
Re: Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

Thanks for the replies. Ill just leave it alone and drive it a while. The tell-tell sign will be when I hook up to a trailer.

2002 F-250 4X4 Flatbed

~Cryo'd Forged Rods ~Comp 910's ~DI Push Rods ~ARP Studs ~IH Up-pipes ~GTP38R/1.15 ~238/80's ~Fuelab ~Built Auto ~Matt's Tunes ~Water Inj. ~Gooseneck Brand Flatbed

Rockin' Out with some help from: Alpine / Rockford Fosgate / Memphis / Infinity
farm boy is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 05:59 PM
PSN Veteran
 
aklim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hartford, WI
Posts: 1,959
Re: Do I need a special Harness for Trans Guage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by farm boy View Post
Thanks for the replies. Ill just leave it alone and drive it a while. The tell-tell sign will be when I hook up to a trailer.
If you really want to know, use an infra red thermometer and shoot the pan to get a rough idea. Better yet, shoot the sensor since it will probably be at the temp it should be seeing.

01 Excursion 7.3L Powerstroke. Gauges with AIH Delete, AIS, CCV Mod, 4' MBRP, BTS Trans, 6.0L Trans Cooler and Intercooler, DP-Tuner F5 chip, ITP In Tank Mod and Boost Annihilator, Diesel Innovation's Regulated Fuel kit, BTS Big Oil system, GTP38R Turbo with 1.15 A/R housing and BPD Stage II AC injectors. Bilstein Shocks with U front and A Rear.
aklim is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome