Recommended Display to Monitor Fluid Temperatures on 1998 Chevy Silverado

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Yet another question for you guys. New travel trailer being pulled with a 98 Silverado 5.7L. getting a new crate engine installed as I type this. I want to keep an eye on engine performance and transmission temperature. I dont want to tweak anything I just want to watch temps etc. I am going to be installing a combination engine and transmission cooler to keep things cool. Will the EP84030 allow me to keep an eye on the temps since the truck does not have engine oil or trans oil temp gauges. Thanks in advance.

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Performance monitor products, such as the Edge Insight CS2 Gauge Display # EP84030 that you referenced, will connect directly to the OBD-II port on the vehicle. In order for it to display information like transmission fluid temperature, the vehicle must include this data in the feed that goes to the OBD-II port.

I spoke with my contact at Edge regarding your truck and he was not able to confirm whether or not your 1998 model Silverado sends this data. I recommend checking with a local Chevy dealer and providing them with your VIN. They should be able to tell you exactly what information is sent to the OBD-II port.

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