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Old December 27th, 2017, 08:39 PM   #1
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installing Transmission Temp Gauge help

i've never seen a write up for a Trans Temp Gauge and it wasn't too expensive - $50ish shipped


my main concern is it like drilling into an Oil Pan for a Oil Temp gauge or is there any areas i need to avoid?


hoping its a straight forward install and any help is appreciated


install on: 03 - Accord - 4 Dr. - Auto - V6


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Old December 27th, 2017, 09:37 PM   #2
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You can run a t from one of the cooler lines.

Also are you looking for a way to tune your car? I have an aem fic that will help
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Old December 28th, 2017, 02:55 PM   #3
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ok thanks thisaznboi88 as always


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Old December 28th, 2017, 10:39 PM   #4
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Putting it in the trans cooler line works ok IF it is in the hot/oil out line & not the colder/return line. Also be sure you allow full oil flow thru whatever fitting you mount the sensor in.
My (old school) method for mounting a temp sensor into an engine or auto trans steel pan is to braze a steel adapter fitting in. Brazing is an old time process but is ideal for this type of work. For any pipe thread sensor or bulb type mechanical gauge use a suitable size steel threaded pipe bushing or half coupling.
I have also used 1/2"-20 hex nuts on pans to add a new drain plug. Works perfectly with 1/2" ID gasket and either a short bolt or "Help" 1/2-20 drain plug.
My old '81 big block Suburban had both trans & engine oil temp gauges.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 09:07 PM   #5
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can someone let me know where would be the best spot for the hot/oil out line & not the colder/return line and if i can use the Trans Warmer...which hose?




i was told i could also use the T adapter onto a Radiator hose


any help is appreciated as i couldn't find a detailed answer even using search
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Old January 16th, 2018, 02:38 PM   #6
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i did find this in the Service Manual for 4 cyl. but not for V6 even in the Service Manual V6 Supplement:







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finally got the part Calamity Coyote on DA recommended...cost was $45 w/tax, list price was $60ish. paid out of pocket $20 bucks because Mile High Honda was nice enough to send me a $25 gift card




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