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Trans Temp Gauge...Installers in Indy???

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by M & MD Lawn, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I have a 97 GMC sierra with the 4L80E in it. I was wanting to get a trans temp gauge installed before the white stuff starts flying so I can monitor the temp as there is not one on the dash.

    I was wondering if any of my fellow plowers in indy knew of a place that installed them, I can't seem to find anyone, I ask my mechanic and trans guy, they don't. Even if I had to buy the gauge and parts needed. My trans guy said a IN-line would be best, so I suppose that means not to the computer but actually in the pan. I have been told if you run the gauge through the computer by the time it shows your temp its past that

    Open to opinions and suggestions!!

  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    not pimping summit racing but used as its fast / easy and shows prices.

    cheep decent unit http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-2640/

    then use this in the pan after you drill a hole and mount it. also good time for filter swap. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BMM-80250/

    then if you want in line go this route. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BMM-80212/

    and for ultimate option spin on filter kit with temp sensor port in the top . so you can extra fine filter your fluid and watch temps . http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BMM-80277/

    and if you want full auto and no gauge swap out the stock cooler and put this in its place.

    big cooler http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BMM-70297/

    little cooler http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BMM-70298/

    install with pics of this cooler option from member here. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=118380&highlight=b&m+cooler

    and these will all mount in this nice and neet. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-15101/

    easy job's to do depending on what option you want .

    and good temp info chart here. http://www.plowsite.com/showpost.php?p=1314762&postcount=11
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  3. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Wow thats alot of info..thanks!!, Now the big question i was concerned is, is it sumthing I can do, I am mechanically inclined, but If i have to do alot of modifications of adding lines, not that I cant do it, I just dont want to mess anything up
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    You can do it. On any truck I've owned there is always a dummy plug in the transmission case that you tap into. Then it's just a matter of running the line to the mounted temp gauge through the cab somewhere. You might be able to find a plug in the cab somewhere to run it through.

    If your anywhere near mechanically inclined, you'll have no problems.