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Old 10-16-2021, 07:04 AM   #1
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Scan Gauge Capatability

Has anyone hooked one of these up to your E450? Wanted to add a gauge to monitor tranny temp but came across this that does that and more. Only thing, I'm not sure if it will read tranny temp. Web site say not all vehicles have that ability.
https://www.amazon.com/ScanGauge-Aut...497261819&th=1
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Yes I put one in for the same reason, it will monitor tranny temp, you have to try entering a couple different codes but it wasn’t too difficult.
With some major surgery on the coin holder I got it to fit.
https://www.scangauge.com/support/x-...ncoln-mercury/
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Old 10-16-2021, 02:46 PM   #3
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I have used one in my E-450 for several year to monitor transmission and coolant temps, had to call scan gauge help desk and they walked me thru the procedure.
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Old 10-16-2021, 03:25 PM   #4
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Used one in my 1999 E450 and then moved it to my 2017 E450.

Trans temp is an X gauge and different depending on year of rig.
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Old 10-17-2021, 05:39 AM   #5
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Yes I put one in for the same reason, it will monitor tranny temp, you have to try entering a couple different codes but it wasn’t too difficult.
With some major surgery on the coin holder I got it to fit.
https://www.scangauge.com/support/x-...ncoln-mercury/
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Thank You!
Looks nice. I was originally thinking (for my TST TPMS) of fitting a block of wood cut to fit that useless hole, leaving room for the wiring and then using the velcro, attach the gauge to that.
Oh, and thanks for the link.
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Has anyone hooked one of these up to your E450? Wanted to add a gauge to monitor tranny temp but came across this that does that and more. Only thing, I'm not sure if it will read tranny temp. Web site say not all vehicles have that ability.
https://www.amazon.com/ScanGauge-Aut...497261819&th=1

WOW !

129 MPH ! ........and getting 7 MPG while doing it !

Gotta be a Land Speed Record for a motorhome.

Wonder what mountain pass you were going down when you did it ?

Were you towing anything ?😁😁😁
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WOW !

129 MPH ! ........and getting 7 MPG while doing it !

Gotta be a Land Speed Record for a motorhome.

Wonder what mountain pass you were going down when you did it ?

Were you towing anything ?😁😁😁
WHAT?????
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WHAT?????

Did you not see the screen shot of the ScanGauge you attached to your post ?

Plus , I thought it was funny using a thumbnail of a ScanGauge showing 129 MPH when asking about it's use in a RV .

Life's short , have a little fun along the way......
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Did you not see the screen shot of the ScanGauge you attached to your post ?

Plus , I thought it was funny using a thumbnail of a ScanGauge showing 129 MPH when asking about it's use in a RV .

Life's short , have a little fun along the way......

Now , on a more serious note .

Here's a pic of the installation of our ScanGauge .

Base Wood Block attached with 3M double sided tape and unit attached to block with Velcro . Ran wire down between dash and door jamb weather strip . This allows me to easily remove it to use as code reader on our other vehicles .

This install also allows me to move it to a new MH in the future and keeps the dash original and in good condition.
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I was climbing a steep grade in my E450, 305 HP V10.

I had the scan gauge II set for HP and it was reading more the 322 HP @ 4400 RPMs.

How can that be ?
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I was climbing a steep grade in my E450, 305 HP V10.

I had the scan gauge II set for HP and it was reading more the 322 HP @ 4400 RPMs.

How can that be ?

From what I understand , the ScanGauge is showing Brake HP , based on the data is gathers from several different sensors . The vehicle manufacturers use net HP .

So , I guess we can call the ScanGauge HP readout " Imaginary HP " .

It does give you braggin' rights .
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Did you not see the screen shot of the ScanGauge you attached to your post ?

Plus , I thought it was funny using a thumbnail of a ScanGauge showing 129 MPH when asking about it's use in a RV .

Life's short , have a little fun along the way......
That is a stock photo from their website.
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On our 2007 E350, I mounted a ScanGauge-II as shown. It's been there for many years. I use it primarily for adjusting my driving habits for improved fuel economy. One thing useful is displaying the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). Sometimes I don't realize how far down I am pressing on the gas pedal. Backing off a bit sometimes brings that number way down at a small sacrifice to my cruise speed. A decent head wind is usually the culprit.
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