Comments as posted on www.Jaguarforums.com (see http://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xk8-xkr-17/announcing-realgauge-transform-your-gauges-folly-function-74704/page2/) and the XKEC forum:
"I have only used this forum in the past to research problems but last year I installed the "REAL GUAGE" temperature guage in my 2003 XKR and this year it saved me. I want to publicly thank WHITEXKR aka The JAG Wrangler for making the guage available and easy to install. I was able to monitor my cooling system accurately and as the operating temperature tripped the alarm at 230 degrees I quickly got my cooling system serviced and avoided serious damage. So thank you WhiteXKR and thank you jaguarforums."
"As one of the beta testers for this product, I can tell you that Steve has done an excellent job with it. For those of us who love these cars, and want REAL information on their operation, it's great to be able to look at the coolant temp and oil pressure gauges and have them provide accurate, real-time readings. Once installed, the product is invisible. You will see no wires, components, nothing. Everything appears as stock. The only difference you will see is the actual and useful operation of the needles in the coolant temp and oil pressure gauges. Perfect.Steve's kits as delivered are also first-rate. The instructions are clear, well-written and well-illustrated. He provides all of the little "extras" you might need, such as zip-ties and alcohol swabs. He's thought of everything.I've been running the coolant temp option of RealGauge for about a month, and the oil pressure option for about a week. Both are flawless. No codes, no problems.I highly recommend this little bag of goodies. And thanks to Steve for putting together such useful upgrades for these beautiful cars."
"I can only echo the' comments on just how good this kit is. From the quality of all components and the way they're individually packaged, it's obviously 'hand made' quality. The module itself is about the size of a box of matches, and uses high quality circuit components, all beautifully soldered.One key item within the kit are the Posi-taps, they make the install an absolute breeze. Once the wires are located the rest is simple because of these little jems, nothing is cut and the wiring are the same colour as Jaguar use, it's all in these little details.I will say this on an XJ with the coolant but have no doubt the exact same applies to the oil pressure too.I had one issue with my install because it's a UK XJR, the power lead is a different colour, I emailed Steve about this and within 20 minutes had a pleasant response and the gauge performing as it should, this is the level of support I can only tell people that are still deciding on investing in one I'm planning on taking a video to show how it performs, with warmed up level, calibration and memory functions, you may have noticed the weather in the UK isn't good with major floods and storms, bear with me - the car doesn't go out in the wet."
"Finished up my install today, works perfectly, I definitely suggest that everyone gets this. My car has overheated twice with no warning in the past due to the stock setup. I don't think it will ever overheat again because I will know I have a problem before it is too late."
"I just installed the coolant gauge in my car today. It is a must have for all of us. The instructions are easy to follow & the installation is very straight forward. I took the opportunity to replace the instrument cluster bulbs at the
same time. It seems so strange to see the coolant gauge go above the half way mark, I guess I will get used to that. The real test will be driving the car in traffic on a hot day & actually seeing how hot the car gets. Thank you very much Steve for all of your work on this setup. "
'There are many members of these forums owning cars whose engines were either destroyed or needed very expensive repairs for lack of this easy and reasonably priced mod. I am in the process of installing mine today. A high end touring car with aluminum engine should not have useless gauges.'
'I't looks like a well engineered product. Just ordered mine. I wish I'd got on the waiting list.
My intuition said I had a minor overheating problem which I've been chasing with a new thermostat, temp sensor, etc after checking the engine temp frequently with an IR sensor when I stop. Reading Steve's description of typical temperatures it may have all been in my imagination but it would have been a non-issue with a functional gauge.'
'I installed the temp gauge today, it was very straightforward and does feel more reassuring seeing the needle move slowly up.'
"I have the coolant gauge on my car & have to see it took a while to get used to seeing the gauge above the 1/2 way mark. The installation is straight forward & easy to follow. The support that he offers is world class. I highly recommend this upgrade. This is a must have for all of us.'
"I purchased a RealGauge kit from your website and I'd like to say thanks for such a well thought out modification.
Your attention to detail and inclusions in the kit are fantastic. I especially liked the the posi-tap connectors. I had not seen them previously and they made installation a breeze.The installation instructions are faultless and I am amazed at how integrated the operation is. Using the trip computer selector button is genius. I am very glad I purchased a RealGauge. If only all mods were as simple and easy to achieve."