To make a complete performance installation, we suggest installing the X-Monitor digital gauge pack to let you know what temperatures and pressures your engine and transmission are producing to help prevent any damage. Also available is the Low Fuel Pressure LED Alarm Kit that will alert you if you are developing too low of fuel pressure that can damage the Common Rail fuel system.
What good is all this new power if you can`t monitor it? Enter BD`s X Monitor. Its readout mounts inside a nice module that is positioned on the driver`s side A-pillar. Seen are all three functions at the same time: transmission temperature, exhaust temperature and turbo boost pressure. All three have limits, and these numbers are downloaded into the X Monitor. When any are met or exceeded, the monitor face flashes a warning that can`t be missed.
Benefits of installing the XMonitor:
• Operating pressures and temperatures can easily be read with a simple glance.
• The display brightness can be set for driver comfort.
• The peak operating levels can be set to flash warning for safety.
• The low mount does not restrict vision.
Peak levels are saved in memory and can be viewed after a run. The exhaust temperatures are monitored with a Pyrometer probe inserted in the exhaust flow. The probe can be mounted before of after the turbocharger. If mounted after the turbo the temperatures will vary from 300 F to 1000 F. If mounted before the turbo temperatures of 300 F to 1200 F will be normal working levels. Select the temperatures that should not be exceeded and the numbers will flash when it is attained. It is hard to have too much turbocharger boost pressure but if you have too little under a hard pull the result can be high operating temperatures. Transmission oil temperatures will reflect how hard you are working the transmission. The oil begins to break down quickly once it reaches 270 F. Higher temperatures cause transmission life to shorten, set the limit at the 250 F and increase the operating life. We can also monitor the fuel transfer pump pressure on the ISB electronic engines. Traditional round Analog gauges and mounts are also available, please scroll the page down to view them. Stay on top of what is happening in your engine with the proper gauges from BD! A Pyrometer to monitor exhaust temperatures. The Turbo Boost gauge keeps track of a turbo pressures. A Back Pressure gauge monitors exhaust brake performance. An Oil Temperature gauge will insure that you are aware of how well your transmission is functioning.