That would probably be the easiest way.Some folks plug in a data module and connect to a smartphone app so they can monitor all sorts of engine data.
Plugging in some sort of module is what I've been thinking about. Anybody have any recommendations on a specific module?That would probably be the easiest way.
Not that familiar with FB engines but I know that the ECU will be monitoring the Engine Coolant Temperature. On the EJs there was a temp sensor on the crossover pipe that sent the info to the ECU and the Temperature gauge.
Too bad they got rid of that gauge but then most cars haven't had gauges for years.
Other than color choices being fancier, it's like my 2007 Legacy: a typical graph. It doesn't display temperature in F or C, but in practice, that's not needed for day-to-day driving as long as the gauge shows the correct range for your car. Just having simple lights for general ranges would drive me batty, because it'd not give you useful information to judge how long until you're at some given temperature.Does it actually display temperature?
Wait. What? The blue cold engine light I get in the morning will turn red if the engine overheats? Good to know!you probably have the same blue/red indicator light that I have.
blue = cold
both off = normal
blinking red = hot
solid red = too hot
Adding an aftermarket temp gauge would probably require installing a probe somewhere, too. Plugging in a monitor will give you so much extra info. I keep meaning to do it, but it hasn't moved up to the level of "OK, it's time".
That's the route I was thinking of taking until I had a problem that ended up generating a CEL code which was not a very pleasant experience:Some folks plug in a data module and connect to a smartphone app so they can monitor all sorts of engine data.
Yup. Ideally blinking red. If it gets solid I'd be getting worried.Wait. What? The blue cold engine light I get in the morning will turn red if the engine overheats? Good to know!
That is great to know! Thanks for the info.That's the route I was thinking of taking until I had a problem that ended up generating a CEL code which was not a very pleasant experience:
Until I muster up the courage to try this approach again I guess I'll just continue to fly blind like the rest of my non-Limited friends who only have that idiot light to rely on.
If it gets to that point, maybe Subaru engineers are concerned with the fuel line catching fire.Lol. That makes it sound like the car might blow up like an IED. :grin2:
But for sure, leave the radiator cap alone and maybe don't even bother opening the hood. You already know it's steaming.