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    Newbie here...

    Hey guys.. I've been lurking for a while and its time to post. I've got 15+ years of 12v experience and a bit of computer experience. I currently roll a 04 Acura TL and a 06 Chevrolet Duramax. I'm wanting to carputer my Duramax with a modest sound quality set up. One 10" sub, two 7" Dynaudio mids and some compression horns for the top end. I'd like the display to occupy the factory dash location with the usual XM, FM, Nav, MP3, DVD, HDTV and the biggest goal of all, digital guages. I want to be able to monitor my turbo boost, exhaust gas temp and rear diff temp. I'd also like to be able to use my factory steering wheel controls as well (at least for the volume and seek).
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    All of the above is perfectly plausible and feasable.

    The Search function is your best friend.

    Check out the Engine Management forum for the diagnostics features.
    I don't know about your car, but you won't be able to monitor your exhaust temp or rear diff temp unless they already have temperature sensors installed and connected to your ECU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Un_discovered View Post
    All of the above is perfectly plausible and feasable.

    The Search function is your best friend.

    Check out the Engine Management forum for the diagnostics features.
    I don't know about your car, but you won't be able to monitor your exhaust temp or rear diff temp unless they already have temperature sensors installed and connected to your ECU.

    Thanks... The EGT and rear diff are the biggest problem. They're not connected to the ECU. I'm going to try and get the probes mounted and figure out what the output is and try to incorporate it into a digital dash.
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    I just thought about a possible pc that's just sitting around. I've got a Shuttle FV25 with PIII 1k and 320 gig of HD. Should I scrap the FV25 and start over? I've searched; it's OLD and some have had boards take a dump on em but other than that, any advice?
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    Just make sure you get a power supply that will work it other boards. Try the Fv25 out for awhile. It's a great board. I've recapped 4 of them and have in my car or my house.
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