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My experience with a cheap OBD dashboard temperature gauge

 
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Old 11-23-2018, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by zray View Post
anyone with a 4.0 engine able to read oil pressure ?


The pressure sensor is just a high/low switch. To get the oil pressure gauge working with the RealGauge kit you have to add a proper pressure sensor to the system. On sat nav cars like mine the only option would be to add a separate oil pressure gauge and sensor, which are easy to find on ebay etc. astromorg did just that, adding a gauge in place of his trip switch pack:-



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Old 11-24-2018, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by zray View Post
Anyone care to report X60 gauge readings ?

on a 2002 XKR. (4.0)

so far this is what ive got, with mild ambient air temperatures @ 65 F + / -

oil temperature. 210 - 218

coolant temperature. 198 - 208

battery voltage. 13.9 to 14.2. (This is 0.1v to 0.2v more than my voltmeter plugged into the cigarette lighter )

anyone with a 4.0 engine able to read oil pressure ?


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Z
good numbers, would have expected higher oil temps for an XKR, probably depends upon the driving technique at the time. my PC based OBDwiz software cannot seem to pull the oil temp.
 
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:46 PM
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good numbers, would have expected higher oil temps for an XKR, probably depends upon the driving technique at the time. my PC based OBDwiz software cannot seem to pull the oil temp.
oil temp does reach 222 sitting still in traffic. But at highway speeds of 75 - 85 mph the oil temp is pretty steady in the 200 teens. Of course the ambient air temp is moderate @ 70-75 F. Summer temperature may tell a different story.

however, I've noticed that synthetic oil tends to run a little cooler than conventional oil. But I'm not quite ready to try conventional oil to see if it does get hotter under the same conditions in the same engine.

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Just a follow up question to those that have these gauges. Can you leave the OBDII plugged in, or does it drain the battery, requiring it to be unplugged overnight? I have had this issue with other OBDII devices, and have seen comments about these specific models, but thought that checking with owners would give me the best answer.

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My autool X60 does not drain the battery on my 2005 XJR.

I should add that it does come on when I open the door and it stays on for a short period when I turn off the ignition.
 

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Nice setup, Looks good!
I use an old cell phone with Torque Pro installed as an HUD ( Heads Up Display) at night, speed and temp are the gauges..works pretty well for me, and very inexpensive to implement.
Daytime I just stick the phone to the dash so I can have some idea of the temp and a few other things, as I've set up multiple screens with different gauges for different uses. I REALLY wish the temp gauge in the dash was more than an "idiot gauge", but...it is what it is!
 
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Just want to issue a minor word of warning from my experience with one of these units (an Autool X60).

Late last year I took a road trip from Wisconsin to D.C. with one of these connected the whole time. It was a great trip and the car didn't skip a beat - although I had an issue with the cupholder resulting in half a cup of Starbucks caramel latte getting bumped and spilling over the interior. I cleaned that up but didn't notice at the time that some of it had gotten into the Autool.

Now, super important to reiterate that the failure that occurred was not the fault of the product (in that, y'know, I spilled the coffee) but it does seem that the device has little in the way of fault detection/protection or circuit isolation, because just as I prepared to make the drive back from D.C, this happened:

(the first chirps you hear are the Autool, the second sound is my dashcam)
Now, initially I panicked - but then got the idea to disconnect everything I had that was aftermarket (including stereo, lol), disconnect/reconnect the battery, and start from scratch. This resolved all the issues - I cleared the codes using my bluetooth OBD adapter and Torque, and nothing came back. In the meantime I had moved the Autool out of the way and noted coffee dripping out - and a "smoky" smell emanating from it - and I'd identified that something shorting out inside the Autool triggered all the faults.

Long story short, don't spill coffee in your Jaguar, and especially not into any connected OBD accessories.
 
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