In car system displays, oil temp, coolant temp etc

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In car system displays, oil temp, coolant temp etc

Post by nastypoker » Thu May 02, 2019 5:51 pm

So there are 2 gauges that I am aware of that are "proper".

The P3 gauge which has one number up at a time so you could set it to oil temp and just leave it. Pretty good but new costs £400-£600 depending on where you look.

The Awron screen which looks BADASS but the only place I can see it for sale wants 900 Euros + shipping and no doubt some import duty for the LCI version + exhaust flap control.
https://bbm-tuningshop.de/Awron-F2XDGA- ... -Deleter-R

All I really want is oil temperature but it seems the only way to do this for a reasonable price is to have a crappy looking ebay gauge or have a phone with a bluetooth OBD reader which I really don't want. I already have my phone for sat nav and calls on my dash so I don't want another.

Anyone know of some other option I haven't seen?

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Post by marco_polo » Thu May 02, 2019 6:00 pm

Hidden background menu is free, bit of a faff if you want it up every single journey though.

OR just buy this one: https://babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?p=1478748#p1412841
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Post by nastypoker » Thu May 02, 2019 6:36 pm

I made an unsuccessful offer for that. :lol:
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Post by marco_polo » Thu May 02, 2019 6:41 pm

Try offering £300.
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Post by nastypoker » Thu May 02, 2019 6:43 pm

:lol: :lol:

Why do you think I made this thread...

I just spent £800 on suspension because of you guys. :lol:
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Post by Matt Scarbro » Fri May 03, 2019 8:48 am

WiFi dongle and DashCommand app sorts the job out for sub-£30. :thumbs:
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Post by k1ano » Tue May 14, 2019 8:49 pm

nastypoker wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:51 pm
So there are 2 gauges that I am aware of that are "proper".

The P3 gauge which has one number up at a time so you could set it to oil temp and just leave it. Pretty good but new costs £400-£600 depending on where you look.

The Awron screen which looks BADASS but the only place I can see it for sale wants 900 Euros + shipping and no doubt some import duty for the LCI version + exhaust flap control.
https://bbm-tuningshop.de/Awron-F2XDGA- ... -Deleter-R

All I really want is oil temperature but it seems the only way to do this for a reasonable price is to have a crappy looking ebay gauge or have a phone with a bluetooth OBD reader which I really don't want. I already have my phone for sat nav and calls on my dash so I don't want another.

Anyone know of some other option I haven't seen?

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Looks similar to the Race Diagnostics liquid gauges that used to be available for Audi’s, these fitted in one of the air vents and connected to the OBD port. Looked very OEM too.

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Post by Father Mapple » Wed May 29, 2019 5:02 pm

I bought a vgate wifi obd plug and a copy of bimmerlink. I can run it on an iphone or ipad mini and select different oil temps. One is post filter and another described as "in the swamp" The oil temp seems a few degrees different from the water temp. Lower normally. You can add various readouts for rpm, oil pressure (though this doesn't seem to subtract atmospheric pressure). Speed etc. I am sure there are others like Torque for the Android.
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