i changed the oil in the AX15 today with Redline MT-90. It did remind me of a nice feature that I actually miss about the NSG370 - the drain plug is actually far enough forward to drain straight out without having to rig up some cardboard to direct it around the skidplate, also the plug is huge so it drains in a few seconds, and it points straight down so there's no guessing at it's trajectory to position the drain pan.
Got the EGT gauge installed in place of the Autometer transmission gauge. This gauge immediately came in handy for telling me when to back off the throttle under boost since I'm not intercooled, and it should help me dial in the future water/meth injection.
The custom A-pilar gauges are a work in progress. I need to finalize the architecture of the MAP sensor and solenoid...and need to wire in the boost controller but ran out of time.
To my surprise, the Aeroforce OBD2 gauge seems to provide the transmission temp through the PCM. If the info is accurate, I won't be making use of the analog temp sender/bung in the transmission pan until there's a reason to do so. I could use the temp sensor to monitor engine oil temp., but I'm not sure I want to know that number.
The Aeroforce gauge's data looks faded and blue in the photo, but it's vibrant and white in person.
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What other info do you have on the custom A-Pilar gauge pods? Is it something you made?
It's not functioning properly in that bag.
I'm still learning that answer myself, but so far the Aeroforce gauge provides Ambient temp, Air intake temp, coolant temp, battery percentage, battery temp, fuel trims, alternator %, engine load, timing, throttle position (and more). I purchased the gauge mainly to track IATs and transmission temps since the turbo adds so much heat.
The gauge also reads and clears DTCs.
I prefer the fit & finish of this over a Scanguage, and I like the functionality more than using an Android deck & Torque app (frees up the screen for music and maps).
I took a chance and had Ortiz Customs add pods to a stock A-pillar (they can also do a single pod setup). I didn't send them my original A-pillar (just in case things didn't go well). I'm happy with it so far and would buy another one over the other pod options I've seen available.
The nv3550 also put the drain plug forward of the skid but I messed that access up by installing an engine skid.