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Old 05-31-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Scan Gauge II w/ x-gauge

Installed a scan gauge today, took only a few minutes.Got it to monitor trans temp and a few other things. I had to program the x-gauge for the trans temp, had a bit of trouble getting it to work. Had to call Scan Gauge a couple of times, seems the codes were different on mine but a young lady named Christina walked me through a few variations till we got it right.....great service
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I have a couple of them I got to beta test on my diesels, but after a while the novelty wore off when I never saw an issue with anything out of range... so they are in the garage now ---- somewhere
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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That's good. I would be very happy to have the gauge and never have anything go wrong. It sounds like a plan to me.

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Old 05-31-2013, 05:02 PM   #4
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I have a couple of them I got to beta test on my diesels, but after a while the novelty wore off when I never saw an issue with anything out of range... so they are in the garage now ---- somewhere
I hope it works out that way for me too
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:25 AM   #5
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I am considering this for my Aspect 30c and am interested to hear how others like or dislike it. For example. the display size and contrast seems weak. Any issues with that? How about programming to see transmission temp -difficult?
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So far the only complaint I have is with the Velcro they supply to mount the thing. After carefully cleaning the dash and applying the Velcro, all you have to do and wait a couple of days and you will find it on the floor. The Velcro won't stick to the dash.
All is not lost, however, there is a product call Velcro for dashboards. I purchased it from Amazon. That stuff works. Funny I could not find it in auto parts stores.

One other gripe I have is the Cat5 cable mount should be able to be placed on either end. So the cable could come from either the left or right.
The display to me seems ok. I have no trouble reading it. I still have to apply an X-guage for the tranny temp
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I have the Scan Gauge II. Programmed the X Gauge for transmission temp - worked just as documented in the manual and their website. I use it for trans temp, eng temp, and fuel mileage. Works well.

Only complaint is the display - I cannot read the display when wearing sunglasses.
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I have my display mounted on the steering wheel tilt bezelportion, perfect spot. Right now I have the blue colored display and can read it very well. As far as the x-gauge part, its pretty easy, I did have trouble getting some of the codes to work for the trans temp and a call to their tech department was all that I needed, they walked me through several alternate codes till I got the trans temp....happy so far.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:31 AM   #9
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To me A Scan Guage is essential. Eliminates buying many other single purpose guages. It has more than saved in fuel economy than I spent on it.
Just wish the display was a little larger and could select a parameter without scrolling thru the entire range of readings.
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I've got the Scan Gauge II but our MH won't be ready until August. I know I've put the cart before the horse. When they talk about the X-Gauge what are they referring to??

Yes you are correct about having to buy different gauges to better monitor temperatures. I was thinking of getting a gauge to monitor the transmission temperatures when I ran across a post about Scan Gauges. Besides since all that information is available through the ODB II port you don't have to run separate wires or sensors for any other item you might want to monitor. You also have acces to any trouble codes that pop up.

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Scan gauge x allows you to program in different monitors such as trans temp. And it does show trouble codes and has the abilty to clear them as well. You can get the codes needed for the trans temp etc on the scan gauge site, however be carefull if you print them off the computer screen as sometimes they will be converted to excell and they will be wrong......ask me how I know this :(
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I have had a Scan Guage II for about 8yr. and had it upgraded this past winter when in Arizona. While the display does have most of the engine parameters one of the most important ones is missing. I have always thought that you could get a good idea about an engine's condition from it's oil pressure. Sadly the ScanGuage II does not have this feature available even though my 1999 Ford V-10 instrument panel does show a simple oil pressure guage that the pressure is either there or not there.
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I agree and an oil temp too...
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I've used the ScanGauge for several years when I was towing a trailer. Mainly for TFT, MPG and MPH. Now I use it in my MH. I use the window mount and fixed it in front of the dash gauges but set low so I can still see the gauges. No problems setting the x-gauges. One thing I have noticed when using it with the MH is that now the MPG reading isn't correct and I'm not sure why. I didn't start using it until after I applied a 5 Star Tune. On our trip to Fla. I noticed that the MPG was usually around 3.7. I know this isn't possible since I have a 75 gallon tank and would travel, at most, 350 miles between truck stops and only put in about 45 gallons and this was with the generator running and a toad. This equates to about 7.5 MPG or so. I've been all through the settings and can't seem to find anything that I need to tweak. I talked to Mike at 5 Star Tune and he hasn't had anyone complain about a tune giving false info to the ScanGauge. Anyone else using the ScanGauge and 5 Star Tune? What MPG reading are you getting?
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