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Old 01-21-2016, 04:53 PM
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I'm looking for a nice, clean, digital gauge/dash setup. I would prefer not to have gauge pods spread throughout the interior, ect.

The car will see a bit of track & autoX work, but nothing too crazy; namely just the occasional HPDE open lapping day. The car will stay NA, with only light bolt-ons. With that said, I'm just wanting to be able to monitor water temps, oil pressure and oil temps.

I found a MotoIQ article from about 5 years ago with the ARK Design MFD-2 and thought it looked really clean and is exactly the type of setup I'm looking for:
https://www.s2ki.com/s2000/index.php...=new_post&f=26

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I like that you can monitor all the values I'm looking for simultaneously and it seems like a very low-profile setup. Being able to mount it to the simplistic Modifry dash bracket seems to make installing it pretty easy as well.

My question is: is there anything else I should be looking at as an alternative to the MFD2? Any other similar setups you guys might recommend?

Thanks in advance!

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The Ark Design MDF-2 may be the only thing you can use. Standard OBDII items from the S2000 I believe would only send water temp. Their USA website is being dumb, check out http://www.arkdesign-au.com/mfd2.htm It clearly shows you're going to need not only the MDF-2 but also their adapters for things like oil pressure/temp, and maybe even water temp if the S2000 doesn't send that info via OBDII port.
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I've been thinking about gauges since I bought the car in Sept. What you posted looks perfect. Another option I was trying to research was using an app or a tablet but this is probably what I need. Can anyone else recommend something similar?
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For '06 and later cars the Honda Flashpro will display several parameters on an iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth. I was able to watch the AF Ratio on my car while it was on the dyno for example.

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What data is available on the late S2000 buss?

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That old Motoiq.com posting on the Ark Design MFD-2 (great thread overall, by the way ) has an outdated link to a now dead Ark Design Website.
I believe that a new franchise took over the Ark Design business in USA this year, and I successfully purchased from them at the end of July 2016.
I plan to do a complete review/update when I have completed the installation (soon).

My install is on a 2007 (DBW) and so my answers to questions in this thread are with that in mind:
1. The standard unit is plug-n-play and reads the water temp from the ECU
2. External sensors are needed if oil pressure/temp readout required
3. Any standard 1/8 NPT sensors should work, though supposedly there are Ark design sensors, plug-n-play wiring harnesses and oil filter sensor sandwich plate available.
4. There are inputs for an additional temp sensor (for an instantaneous read) and a manifold vacuum (NA) or boost (forced induction).

It took me about 10 minutes to do a trial install ( I was slow ) and it appears totally unnecessary to worry about firmware downloads to update the unit (came already updated).

If there's any interest here, I'll post an update on my experience with the product and the company and any additional information I acquire.
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I'm using a Defi ZD hooked up to speedo, tach, oil pressure, oil temp, coolant temp, and voltage. It can pick up a few other things if you have the sensors. Shift lights are an added bonus too. I'll move it up to the phone mount location for the track so you can actually see them. A few different view options plus a time attack mode. Nice unit bit on the pricey side.

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I purchased the Defi ZD off ali express when I couldn't stand my Defi Display link that I paid full retail and out the nose for. The Defi ZD clone works how I always dreamed, it has oil pressure, temp, water temp all in one screen. It only shows in metric, but oh well I am used to it now. Also for the $110 I paid for it shipped, it included every sensor for the unit! I had to buy a coolant pipe adapter ($7) to get that to work. I did notice the new yellow/amber color better matches interior versus the green, but doesn't show up very well with top down sunlight. On track those it was a tool that gave me confidence.

I never would have bought this knock off, but when my oil pressure stop working on old unit and Defi wanted $70 for a replacement wire.......well f that.
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This is the view I normally run. I actually don't find it bad to read in the sun at all. It's got a pretty nice OLED display.

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