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Old 02-11-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Who has a ScanGauge?

Recently Ive been getting CEL after CEL after CEL. I was looking at buying a Scan tool so I dont have to drive to the parts store all the time.

The ScanGaugeII looks like a nice piece to get..I can leave it plugged in and get "real time" "gauges".

Anyone have one?
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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I have the ScanGauge 1 and think its great. Shows all the gauges it's supposed to be able to read, except fuel pressure.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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yea, i use mine all the time. great little tool. i usually am keeping tabs on my mpg and water temp.
i think there are some for sale in the vendor area
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:02 PM   #4
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As an alternative, Amazon has the Actron CP9125 PocketScan for $43 plus shipping.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:07 PM   #5
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I have the scan gauge II, works great. However, I only use it when I suspect a problem or just want to make sure everything is on the up & up. It would be nice to keep it plugged in all the time, however its one more thing that could get stolen.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:11 PM   #6
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yea, i use mine all the time. great little tool. i usually am keeping tabs on my mpg and water temp.
i think there are some for sale in the vendor area
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Damn I bought one on FleaBay before I saw your post. Sorry.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:05 PM   #7
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I have mine velcored to my steering column showing RPM, Manifold Presure, Intake Temperature and Water Temp. Good diagnostic info. Its not 'realtime' per-se since it only updates once a second. You could never use it for a boost gauge or anything.

Having it on velcro means I just throw it in the centre console if I'm parking in a dodgy neighborhood. It just uses an RJ45 connector so it unplugs easily.

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Old 02-15-2008, 10:11 PM   #8
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I got one, here's how my setup looks, it doesn't block the idiot lights like Brightons setup.


Yep you can't really use it for a boost gauge, but it shows the air intake temperature the water temperature. Also you can use it to monitor battery voltage. Always kind of hated how the only indicator you get built into the car is a battery light.

Right now I think there's a group buy going on at cleanmpg.com so if you get in on that you can get it for $150 instead of $170.

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Old 02-15-2008, 10:40 PM   #9
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Mine came in already.

I have it reading MAP IGN FWT and FIA.

For IGN, it fluctuates between 5 and 40ish..whats this mean?
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:17 PM   #10
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Mine came in already.

I have it reading MAP IGN FWT and FIA.

For IGN, it fluctuates between 5 and 40ish..whats this mean?
Not really too sure. It says something about it in the manual but it didn't make much sense to me. Seems like when the turbo gauge is around 0 the IGN is around 40. I guess the higher you get that number the more efficient the engine is? I think most internal combustion engines are most efficient around something like 40 to 60% of their power output.

Anyways I got mine setup to read:
Tank MPG___________Current Trip MPG
Instant MPG_________Battery Voltage
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:56 PM   #11
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freakin useless as a scan tool. And it sucks as a gauge because after 10 seconds the display goes into sleep mode !

I bought one... and promply returned it.

If you want a scan tool, Buy a real scan tool.

If you want some display of guages, buy real guages.

if you want to waste your money...buy the scangauge 2

Edit: woops I guess I was too late
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:44 PM   #12
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freakin useless as a scan tool. And it sucks as a gauge because after 10 seconds the display goes into sleep mode !

I bought one... and promply returned it.

If you want a scan tool, Buy a real scan tool.

If you want some display of guages, buy real guages.

if you want to waste your money...buy the scangauge 2

Edit: woops I guess I was too late

Freaking useless as a scan tool... Well, it tells me the codes and turns them off so...What else is it supposed to do... It tells me info on 11 sensors so as a "Basic" gauge it's also works, and it doesn't shut down for me...


I bought one... and love it.

If you want a scan tool, buy one it works as one.

If you want some display gauges, buy real gauges...Yea, it would probably cost you $1,200 for 11 real gauges.

If you want to waste your money...You won't if you buy a ScanGauge 2

EDIT; Yes, I agree it's not quite as fast at displaying info and not as nice as real gauges... but for the price, and the things it does with the fuel consumption numbers, shows 11 gauges, is a scan tool, It's a bargain.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:47 PM   #13
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Mine came in already.

I have it reading MAP IGN FWT and FIA.

For IGN, it fluctuates between 5 and 40ish..whats this mean?
It is showing you what the timing advance is, at what *degree before top dead center the spark plug is being fired at...
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:52 PM   #14
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freakin useless as a scan tool. And it sucks as a gauge because after 10 seconds the display goes into sleep mode !

I bought one... and promply returned it.

If you want a scan tool, Buy a real scan tool.

If you want some display of guages, buy real guages.

if you want to waste your money...buy the scangauge 2

Edit: woops I guess I was too late
Change the fuel mode to Hybrid, and have the key turned to the ON position and it won't shut off.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:01 PM   #15
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freakin useless as a scan tool. And it sucks as a gauge because after 10 seconds the display goes into sleep mode !

I bought one... and promply returned it.

If you want a scan tool, Buy a real scan tool.

If you want some display of guages, buy real guages.

if you want to waste your money...buy the scangauge 2

Edit: woops I guess I was too late
Mine stays on until 15 seconds after I shut off the car. It will check and clear CELs. Exactly what I needed.

Im happy with my investment. The Timing Gauge helped out..we couldnt figure out why my asst manager's car was running like poop..turns out it was pulling a redic amount of timing..
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:45 PM   #16
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I have one, and it is great. I would recommend getting one. and if have problems getting it to work correctly read the instructions and reconfigure it, don't just return it, like a dumba**!!!!
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:58 PM   #17
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I have one in my car at all times. It is great. I have the newer version II also.

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Old 03-04-2008, 08:00 PM   #18
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I have ordered one. Due to arrive tomorrow. Hope it turns out to be as useful as many others say.
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