Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Edmonton, Canada
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Re: Installing hood vent louvres
I don't think diff & transfer case temps should be a worry because they are unlikely to heat up significantly (but temps are important to monitor in cold weather). Same goes for manual trans.
Auto Trans and Intake temps are available through ODB - e.g. torque, and ambient (outside) air temp is available on your dash if you have the gauge cluster (inclinometer etc), but under hood temps aren't.
One thing that would be really useful would be shock temps... Getting some early warning of those cooking would be pretty useful, but I don't know how that could be reliably measured, because you need to measure the oil temp.
Exhaust (cat) temps are also available via OBD
Oil temp - I'm not sure if that's available via OBD or not - I might have a look later when I get back into the car.
I did just move back to Canada and the cold was one of the reasons for monitoring the diffs, transfer and trans temps.
I also have the MT and no gauge cluster.
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