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Old 06-04-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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Anyone use a ScanGauge ?

I was wondering if anyone has used a ScanGauge before and how they liked it. I have a 1999 diplomat and I really don't trust my dash. If I'm driving with my lights on, my temp gauge goes up 20 degrees. Turn lights off and it goes back down. Someone is selling these gauges on eBay for around $160 and it looks too good to be true! Please help if you have ever used one! Thanks!

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Old 06-04-2015, 10:46 PM   #2
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best thing i brought for this C,tells you so much,also can keep eye on read out to compare past trips for eng performace mpg alt output load on eng water vtemp ect

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Old 06-04-2015, 11:13 PM   #3
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:18 PM   #4
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I just bought one and have not yet used it on a trip, just a short drive. Seems to work good. I bought it on-line from Advance Auto Parts for $135 with free shipping.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:30 PM   #5
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Installed one in our American Eagle and like it very much, lots of options depending on what you need most.
For water and oil temps you have to install extra sensors I believe, do your research before buying.

For what we need it's great and very accurate.


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Old 06-04-2015, 11:31 PM   #6
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Oemy's Web Site - Check this site for the scan guage.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:32 PM   #7
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I have two of them. I share one in my 2008 F53 V10 chassis and my Toyota camry hybrid. The other is shared with my 2009 Tacoma and 2001 F250 Powerstroke diesel. Other than the 20 different functions (which you can view 4 at one time) that are already programmed, I used the x-gauge to program the transmission temp and cylinder head temp for the MH and the other I programmed the x-gauge to read the transmission temp on the 7.3 powerstroke. It takes several tanks to get the fuel mileage adjusted to read fairly accurately, but after you do it will give you a good idea on instant and average fuel mpgs. One I bought used on ebay and the other new, don't remember the price but think it was around $120 ... but that was in 2009. I have extra obdII cables so I don't have to get under the dash when I chg vehicles. I'd certainly recommend getting one as you wont be disappointed.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:44 PM   #8
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Yes, I have a scanguage ii. I use it to monitor various sensors. It can display four guages at a time. Normally I monitor the transmission temp, engine temp, mpg and something else which I can't remember at the moment. It can't read abs codes. I consider it a must have device, mostly for piece of mind.
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Another option if you have a smart phone is to use an App such as DashCommand, $10. With that and an OBDII plug you get any data available through the port in much nicer format (scan gauge looks 1980's, IMO). The OBDII costs around $20. It communicates with your smartphone via wifi. Works great, for about $30.
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Scan Gauge "D" works fine. Sanford
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I use one to monitor transmission temp. Works well.
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:26 AM   #12
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Love mine!
Typically monitor - Tranny temp, Engine temp, MPG, & Volts, but it can tell ya loads of stuff.
I'd just buy direct- ScanGaugeII : Linear Logic - Home of the ScanGauge
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:36 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by CUZNELY View Post
I was wondering if anyone has used a ScanGauge before and how they liked it...
Your profile says you're in PHX. Drive to Mesa and buy direct from them. They're very helpful and may even help you set it up and install it even though it only requires a smart monkey to do so.

I had one in my diesel 06 WGO View and the same unit is now in my WGO Vista on a Ford F53 gasser. It's very useful for peace of mind when pulling huge hills while towing in 108F temps like we have here in AZ.
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Biggest thing for me was a digital rather than a linear gauge and gauges that were out put but not on the dash. Like boost pressure trans temp plus it will read codes and reset them.


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