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    what are the options to make my temp gauge in my 00 read true like they did in the 98's

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    No fix I'm aware of. The 98's had a 3 wire ECT, 99 and up 2 wire and goes through the PCM before registering. It's fairly accurate in the lower and high temps once past the "210 range." Only option is an aftermarket gauge and adapt it into the plug on the passenger side head.

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    you would probably need to get a pillar pod and a gauge to get an accurate temp gauge like the 98's.

    For the life of me I don't understand why GM did not put in accurate gauges for performance cars. I can understand for general passenger sedans, but not for cars built for performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    you would probably need to get a pillar pod and a gauge to get an accurate temp gauge like the 98's.

    For the life of me I don't understand why GM did not put in accurate gauges for performance cars. I can understand for general passenger sedans, but not for cars built for performance.
    from what i understand they did it because people were bringing the cars in to complain everytime it got a little hot and hit the 210 mark so they setup the gauages to show low med and overheated

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    also im thinking about going with the aeroforce OBDII set they read alot of stuff including temp

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    you would probably need to get a pillar pod and a gauge to get an accurate temp gauge like the 98's.
    X2 on that, there is a 1/8 NPT port located on the drivers side head (not sure of the side), that the sender will install in.

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    correct gauge is the whole point but I heard its kind of pain in the ass

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    Our cars actually have an accurate temp sender that feeds the PCM. Not sure if it is a standard 0-5 V signal that can be intercepted or not. Also not sure if that same sender feeds the POS stock gauge as I never looked at the schematic.

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