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Old 01-02-2020, 04:15 PM   #1
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Scan Guage II ...Tips and analyzing

Hi. I am in the process of buying a used 2005 Bounder. Should pick it up next week.


Anyway, the first thing I ordered was a ScanGuage II.



I would be neat if we had a subforum here, under Workhorse forum that was specifically for using the SGII with the 8.1L. Things like what to monitor and why, normal readings, how to spot out of range readings, potential indicators of issues, etc.


Or maybe start an ongoing thread that just explains and deals with issues that folks have been able to identify using SGII. I think it would be nice to have it all in one area.


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Great idea!

I bought a ScanGauge at the end of the season last year, so didn't drive much with it at all.

Hopefully I will get to recognize the normal readings next year. Then I will be able to spot any upcoming problems.

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Check the info listed on the main menu here: www.omeys-performance.com
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x2 doesn't work for me either
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Sorry. Apparently my phone doesn’t copy and paste very well. That sight’s owner, Dale Olsen, is a valuable member here and goes by screen name “Oemy”. His website is a wealth of info about WCC and related RV info. Since I seem unable to provide a correct URL, may I suggest you “Google it”.
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Try this: https://www.oemys-performance.com/
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The main things I monitor on my 8.1L are LF1 and LF2, as a rule of thumb you want to see values of less than 10, anything over 10 or 12 while climbing a hill and you should start looking for the cause, often it will be either a dirty MAF or spark plug / spark plug wire issues, may also be O2 sensors. Max fuel trim adjustment is about +/-20 the bad thing is the 8.1L will not set a warning light for out of trim, and it seems many 8.1L engine have been destroyed over the years due to running lean after hitting max trim adjustment.
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The main things I monitor on my 8.1L are LF1 and LF2, as a rule of thumb you want to see values of less than 10, anything over 10 or 12 while climbing a hill and you should start looking for the cause, often it will be either a dirty MAF or spark plug / spark plug wire issues, may also be O2 sensors. Max fuel trim adjustment is about +/-20 the bad thing is the 8.1L will not set a warning light for out of trim, and it seems many 8.1L engine have been destroyed over the years due to running lean after hitting max trim adjustment.

Good post. Hopefully enough folks take interest and we can grow this thread for a long time.


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Just like Isaac-1, I also monitor the fuel trims with the scan gauge II. Awhile back I developed a vacuum leak at one of the intake manifold ports and the only way I knew there was a problem is my fuel trims went way up beyond their normal range. Motor ran fine, no misfire or engine check codes so I'm not sure if I would have done damage before realizing there was a problem without the Scan gauge
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Will SCII read transmission temps? I use an app called Torque on my smart phone along with a cheap Chinese bluetooth OBDII reader. Works fine for most things but I haven't been able to get accurate readings on the Allison 1000 for some reason. This is a known issue with some GM products, but I tried some of the fixes suggested by the Torque folks and they haven't worked for me. Thought maybe I'd look at getting an SCII, which would also free up my phone for other things.
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Will SCII read transmission temps? .....Thought maybe I'd look at getting an SCII, which would also free up my phone for other things.
Yes and No.

The 5 speed Allison will display TFT thru the SG II.

Sadly, the 6 speed Allison, as used by WCC since 2006 (I think), apparently speaks a different language. L.L. and many others here have tried to crack the code to interpret the Allison language, but so far no luck.
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Yes and No.

The 5 speed Allison will display TFT thru the SG II.

Sadly, the 6 speed Allison, as used by WCC since 2006 (I think), apparently speaks a different language. L.L. and many others here have tried to crack the code to interpret the Allison language, but so far no luck.
Thanks for the information. Since mine's a 5-speed it should be a good option for me.
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