Scangauge

Submitted: Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 16:30
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Hi i was reading an article about a unit that will monitor parts of the running of your motor and suppose to give you data re the running of your vehicle,if anybody has bought one i would be interested in your feedback.
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Reply By: wombat100 - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 16:45

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 16:45
also- check out Ultragauge
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Reply By: garrycol - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 18:29

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 18:29
They work great. Just plug into the OBD2 port on the car and set it up. Note can only display functions that the car's systems actually monitors behind the scene.

Also have a basic code reading and clearance function.

Garry
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 19:02

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 19:02
I've had a Scangauge II installed in my Nissan Navara D40 since 2008. They will monitor everything that your ECU is monitoring and I believe (but can't be sure) that the latest version of firmware also allows it to monitor the transmission and other sensors. You can also program extra gauges referred to as X-Gauge into the instrument....but I haven't figured this out yet.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 20:07

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 20:07
They are good, but go to this link,

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and check to see if your vehicle is on the Compatible List.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bentaxle - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 00:25

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 00:25
If your vehicle isn't on the list try EUScanTalk, it is a modified version of the scan guage
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Reply By: auzinomad - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 21:59

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 21:59
I fitted one to my Ford Ranger Auto before we went on our last trip across from Perth area to Crystal Brook ( UWE ) and then up to "The Alice" down to York Pens and back home to Pinjarra .

In all that time I kept an eye on the Trans Temp as well as the eng temp , Ltrs/100, ltrs now, and it certainly monitored my driving habits.
I found that by not using drive - OD Off- till I got up to cruising speed ( 90- 95 Kph ) the trans ran cooler and I got more economy as well.
It helped to use the OD off button like a 2 speed diff

Since then I have changed the van for one that is just on the Rangers limits ( 2450 Kg ) and the scangauge has been a boon as I can monitor all the ECU and see if the trans is over heating ( or even getting hotter than it should ) in relation to the eng running temp.

I also have linked in a Volo CPU "flasher" that subtly changes the eng parameters and delivers that little more power without ''over straining" the motor or trans shift patterns.

Ron
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Follow Up By: humpback - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 06:33

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 06:33
Thankyou all those people who replied with great feedback much appreciated
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Reply By: brushmarx - Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 12:34

Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 12:34
It may well be an urban myth, but I read somewhere that there is an IPhone app available that works through the ICU port that does the same thing, but did not notice if it was through a cable connection or magic like WiFi. This was reported to be a less expensive option if you had an IPad or IPhone.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 12:41

Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 12:41
There are apps that do the same as Scangauge but you need to buy the OBD2 interface to allow the app to talk to the car's ECU.
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