scangauge alternative

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 16:21
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Is there an alternative to scangauge for the Nissan Patrol 3 litre prior to the CRD model? Scangauge won't work on this vehicle, but I would like a constant l/100klm readout.

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:07

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:07
Use your trip meter and a pen is the cheapest alternative. Thats what we have to do in the Croozer

Have found in wifes Berlina it jumps around all over the place depending on throttle settings so isnt all that flash anyway.

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Reply By: tojofixa - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 21:34

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 21:34
Hi. I thought all 3 litre patrols were common rail diesels unless you have something other than a ZD30 fitted.
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Follow Up By: Member - nrb1748 (VIC) - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 22:41

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 22:41
Common rail in the 3 litre Patrol is only from about 2007.
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Reply By: OREJAP - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 22:54

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 22:54
I had a 98 GU Patrol & I think I am correct in saying that everyday I started the vehicle the sub tank would automatically pump 850ml of diesel into the main tank. I think this is to keep the pump in the sub tank "active" So I would suggest to gain a correct reading on economy,you fill both tanks & at the end of the week you'll notice the sub tank is "down" somewhat. Fill up the subby,then the main (you have already zeroed your trip meter) and if you have done 1,000km & put in 100 litres total into both tanks then you have returned 10 ltrs per 100 kms. My mate has the most econimical 2002 patrol he just fills the main & does the figures never taking the sub tank total into the equation!!!
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Reply By: fugwurgin - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 15:31

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 15:31
hi oldmike

i havent seen one available for the 3.0l nissan motors, infact the scangauge is the only obdII plug+play unit ive seen.
I have one for my Rodeo and they are great, its great to see real-time fuel economy. i have saved plenty since having it installed by being able to monitor my driving style and make changes to it to save fuel. Its also great to calculate distance to empty and trip cost etc. Far better than using pen and paper each time you fill your tank.

If i was you, i would try to borrow one, plug it in and try it. you can "force" the unit to use different obd protocols to suit different cars computers. you may find it might just work.

or ask the supplier if you can return the unit if it doesnt. If the supplier is telling you it doesnt work, it may be just the fault codes dont register or certain functions wont work, it may not mean the trip function wont work though, its worth a shot.
My scangauge doesnt show a few things (only a couple) and it was listed as not compatible on the suppliers website but it shows the main stuff that is usefull to me. best thing i have ever bought for my car.

good luck
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Follow Up By: Member - Bentaxle - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 20:25

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 20:25
I had one and tried everything to get it to work including " forcing" with no luck. The suppliers agreed that it will not work on this version of the 3LTD and gave me a full refund.
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Reply By: Chaz - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 22:43

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 22:43
TryECUTalk. It works on the ZD30Di
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