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    Cheap and easy oil temp display on stock cluster

    Just found this on the German forums. I'm at work and haven't looked at shipping and stuff but I had to share immediately because I've been dreaming of this for a long time. This is a module that you add to the back of your gauge cluster that will unlock displaying oil temp:

    https://www.car-solution.de/produkt/...r-bmw-3er-e46/
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    Interesting.

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    Nice find! I'm wondering if this would allow the data to be read from the OBDII port via torque....

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    You have to pay for a dongle thing or for coding this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Nice find! I'm wondering if this would allow the data to be read from the OBDII port via torque....
    That would be good.

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    According to the description (which isn't very detailed), you plug 5 cables into the back of the gauge cluster and that's it. It will add oil temp, water temp, digital speed and battery voltage to the list of items you can cycle through on your gauge cluster. By default, we get ambient temp, time, average speed and mileage I think. This will add those 4 extra items to the list.

    Here is a pic of the item: https://www.ebay.de/itm/eKombi-Modul...-/132349874303

    Not sure about the OBDII stuff, though I heard it works with Android radios as well via some OBDII connection or something. I wouldn't be the person to ask about that though. I'll see if I can get my hands on one of these.
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    Appear similar to ultraguage II but without the OBD port needing to be occupied all the time.

    The advantage of the ultraguage is that you can set alarms of temp and stuff. Comes in handy I think. But it is an extra display. This is more hidden.
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    I'm skeptical on how accurately they can measure oil temperature without an actual thermocouple sensor.

    They claim:

    There is no additional sensors or sensor needed because the oil temperature is determined using the thermal oil level sensor, which is standard equipment on every vehicle!
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    Are you talking about Ultraguage or what OP posted about?
    If Ultraguage, it reads coolant temp and that is what I want more so than oil temp.
    On a side note, I had to get used to an oil temp sensor on my display in my new-to-me e93. Takes a long time for that oil to get up in temp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    Are you talking about Ultraguage or what OP posted about?
    If Ultraguage, it reads coolant temp and that is what I want more so than oil temp.
    On a side note, I had to get used to an oil temp sensor on my display in my new-to-me e93. Takes a long time for that oil to get up in temp.
    You can get the coolant temp to display on the cluster without buying anything bro!

    Oil temp is measured (accurately) from the level sensor in the bottom of the pan. It has to be pulled through the canbus or similar as it isn't even sent to the obd port unless requested via inpa/pasoft/etc.

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