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Old 08-19-2017, 06:49 PM   #1
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Scan Gauges for MPG

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Your thoughts on Ultra Gauge, Scan Gauge or if another MPG gauge works better. Finding the sweet spot speed for MPG.
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:52 PM   #2
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I have the Scan Gauge in two different vehicles and think,it is worth the cost. There is a lot you can scan with it including pulling it out and scanning for fault codes in another vehicle.
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:53 PM   #3
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As far as MPG goes, it is reading the computer and that controls the engine functions.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:40 PM   #4
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Where do you plug the scan code reader in? Not under the dash that I can find its on a 2004 35 SU is it in the dash itself? Thanks Ronnie
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I installed a Scan Gauge D on my MH. While I have a diesel, I'm sure the function on a gas engine is the same. I like mine a lot. It gives accurate numbers and the gauge is easy to read in daylight. Even with the sun shining on it. Night color is adjustable to match your other dash gauges.

PPL in Houston had the best price on it.
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HAVE the scan gauge and use GPH, TRANS and radiator temp and intake air temp. Does help finding the sweet spot on the level and climbing. Digital readout is much better than a swinging needle. Well spent $$$, also will read and delete codes, but never used this function.

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Have scan gauge works well I have used it for codes and have cleared codes as well makes it easy to find the sweet spot
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I bought one, nice to have, but not really all that useful on a daily basis. Yes if you have a code needing diagnosing or reset, yes. I personally don’t feel they are worth the money unless you can find a REALLY good price on eBay.
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You would be better off just looking at your bank account ...lol
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I bought one, nice to have, but not really all that useful on a daily basis. Yes if you have a code needing diagnosing or reset, yes. I personally donít feel they are worth the money unless you can find a REALLY good price on eBay.
How else would you find out that your engine gets 9 mpg at 62 mph or 6 at 67 ?
This would seem to be the best reason to 'invest' in one.

And I don't have a trans temp gauge so that would be handy as well.
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Where do you plug in the scan gage on a 2004 Winnie? I can't find anyplace under the dash to plug it in at
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Tallmantwo,

Do you have gas or diesel? In my diesel (2004) I found it at the lower left firewall. I had to unscrew the kick board and dig through the wire looms to find it. It is screwed to the firewall. Mine had no cap and is black facing up so it was double hard to find. The kick board is the left foot rest that has the surround sound driver.

I love my scan gauge d.
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Ok found where it plugs in. Think I am asking about something else. Scan tool I am asking about is the code reader that gives you a fail code so I found out where it plugs in today Thanks for the info Ronnie
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How else would you find out that your engine gets 9 mpg at 62 mph or 6 at 67 ?

This would seem to be the best reason to 'invest' in one.



And I don't have a trans temp gauge so that would be handy as well.


Your not going to see that much difference in your mileage
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