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Old 07-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Scan Gauge 11

Is anyone using the ScanGauge11 unit that is on the market and if so is it a good tool to have? Most of the vehicles only give you a fuel gauge for example and not the mpg ant etc.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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Hi Wes. I have one and enjoy it. I monitor the water temp, RPM, MPG and average MPG. I have a 2002 Four Winds Chateau so there is no Tach installed. I have found over the yrs to drive by the RPM to get the best gas mileage. I got just over 8 MPG on a 45 hundred mile trip recently. I've not tried all the other options yet, but would be interested to know if i can monitor the trans temp. Good luck
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #3
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I use mine to monitor trans & engine temps. I had to get the right code for 1 of the x gauges. Very helpful. You can find the codes by looking on the net for your particular rig. Some trial and error is involved, took my 3 different codes before I found the right one. The Scanguage manual shows you how to enter the code.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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Scangauge ll code setup

Sounds easy. I saw somewhere on IRV2 that a certain seller will set all the codes up for any rig if one purchases from him but I have not been able to find it again. I have a W22 chassis and would like to know how difficult it is to set up all the codes. How long does it take? Any help appreciated.

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Old 12-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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Sounds easy. I saw somewhere on IRV2 that a certain seller will set all the codes up for any rig if one purchases from him but I have not been able to find it again. I have a W22 chassis and would like to know how difficult it is to set up all the codes. How long does it take? Any help appreciated.

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It is very simple to program the "X" codes that give many additional gauge functions. Programming the "X" codes such as transmission fluid temperature does involve quite a few key strokes but it is very intuitive. If you have any trouble just e mail or call Scan Gauge as their tech support/Customer Service is awesome.

To install you just plug into the OBD port and a couple of small pieces of velcro will secure the display. Probably take you less than 5 minutes start to finish. My first trip with the SG I managed to improve my towing mileage by 9% just by monitoring the real time mpg and trying to keep it slightly higher than my average mpg. kind of fun to do actually.

When I switched to the Class C I just reprogrammed the SG for the 6.8L V-10 and plugged it in. I run with coolant and transmission fluid temperature and real time and average mpg though it is very easy to simply scroll to any of the dozens of other gauge displays. Also remember that the SG is a built in code reader. Pick up and engine diagnostic code and the SG will read it for you on the spot.

I cannot imagine not having a Scan Gauge.
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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I have one for my '05 Winnebago Aspect. (E450 chassis) As I recall, programming the unit to display transmission temp was no big deal, came in handy in the mountains.
I think it does help save gas as you become more conscious of how you use the vehicle, but it's a pretty high price point for the unit. I think I paid around $150.
What is nice is that you can move it from vehicle to vehicle to diagnose fault codes.
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Sounds easy. I saw somewhere on IRV2 that a certain seller will set all the codes up for any rig if one purchases from him but I have not been able to find it again. I have a W22 chassis and would like to know how difficult it is to set up all the codes. How long does it take? Any help appreciated.

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Herb the seller you spoke of is Oemy at his website Oemy's Web Site - Oemy's Product Catalog
He will set your scanguage up before shipping
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The Scan Gauge II (for gassers), goes for $139 on Amazon. You will probably save that much in fuel costs the first 6 months.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #9
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Search the threads for The SG II and Advance Auto Parts. I posted a discount code a few weeks ago that saved me 30% online at the time.
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When will they update their display from the 1980's hard to read style?
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Yes I use one on my FW Siesta/Triton which is converted to run on LPG . These conversions common in the UK for economy reasons occasionally cause the engine management warning to appear and as long as I know it's safe I can delete code on the move.
The Scangauge also helps me monitor economy etc. A useful bit of kit .
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might be little off tropic but when u push 1 button to change that read out do all read out go blank then come back?
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I use it for transmission and engine temperature. Plus mpg.
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What is the latest software version for the Scan Gauge D?
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