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Old 06-06-2015, 07:28 PM   #29
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They're well worth the money especially because most DPs don't have a dash temp gauge. The voltage gauge is a lot more accurate than the dash gauge. I had an alternator go bad over time and it was a lot easier to monitor with the scan gauge. When I'm in the mountains and it's hot out, I like to monitor the incoming air temp to the engine. If it picks up 20 - 30 degrees, I like to watch my other temps closer.

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Old 08-19-2015, 08:03 PM   #30
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I use a ScanGauge D in my 1999 Winnebago Adventurer, find it great for monitoring the engine but, on a recent trip to the Black Hills it failed to inform me that I had an injector failure on one cylinder. I did not get any warning that the injector was pumping raw fuel into the cylinder and now my RV is in the shop in Rapid City, SD with a scored cylinder. A better system would have been well worth the additional cost.
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I have the scan gauge d and love it.
Probably the best add on we have that was so easy to install.
Just plugged it in.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:03 PM   #32
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I use a ScanGauge D in my 1999 Winnebago Adventurer, find it great for monitoring the engine but, on a recent trip to the Black Hills it failed to inform me that I had an injector failure on one cylinder. I did not get any warning that the injector was pumping raw fuel into the cylinder and now my RV is in the shop in Rapid City, SD with a scored cylinder. A better system would have been well worth the additional cost.

Is that supposed to be a feature of the ScanGuage D? What other system would have provided that specific info?
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:02 PM   #33
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I use a ScanGauge D in my 1999 Winnebago Adventurer, find it great for monitoring the engine but, on a recent trip to the Black Hills it failed to inform me that I had an injector failure on one cylinder. I did not get any warning that the injector was pumping raw fuel into the cylinder and now my RV is in the shop in Rapid City, SD with a scored cylinder. A better system would have been well worth the additional cost.
I know all the specific read outs for the ScanGaugeD and that's not one of them that I can find. I would think loss of power and lots of smoke would be a tale tail to that problem. If an injector is pumping in more fuel into a cylinder than normal it can't possibly burn all of it so I think you would get a lot of smoke coming from the exhaust. I believe the term is called "wet stacking". Something else to research I guess. If you have an EGT sensor in the exhaust manifold I would think that would tell you but Cummins doesn't think it's important enough to add that on for some reason.
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I didn't see anyone mention SilverLeaf's VMSpc or their other products. Any comments?
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I have the ScanGauge and have had it for a couple of years. It paid for itself many times over this year. Observed "quick flash's" of the CEL this Spring. Checked the FL LBCU only to find no codes were recorded or displayed. The SG did however record a Turbo actuator code. Searched thru the Forums here and found that code was likely a precursor to a Turbo failure. Got the code eight times and visited Cummins. The code was not detectable by their system as it wasn't a "solid trouble" by based on the SacnGuage, they proceeded thru the diagnostic process and determined the Turbo required replacement. Great news for me as the five year warranty was to expire in 35 days. My learning's - the SG will detect and record short duration codes that will not be recorded in the LBCU. That means you will detect in some cases upcoming problems before they appear in the LBCU. Well worth the $160.!!
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Just bought scangauge-d from advanced auto. Paid 127.00 plus tax and free shipping. Now watching mail for new toy!
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I didn't see anyone mention SilverLeaf's VMSpc or their other products. Any comments?
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Is that supposed to be a feature of the ScanGuage D? What other system would have provided that specific info?
If the OBD doesn't provide that kind of intel, then a ScanGage isn't going to display it. Sorry for your troubles, but seat-of-the-pants driving might have picked up on stumbling, smoke, etc. As comfortable as our coaches are, though, I can understand missing those signs.
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