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05-07-2013 01:53 AM
Border Dave The UltraGauge is better than the ScanGauge in my opinion. It has a lot better display and I think it has all the functions (if not more) than the ScanGauge. Not only that, but it's only about $60 right now.

UltraGauge Automotive Information Center and OBDII Scan Tool
05-07-2013 01:32 AM
OhSixTJ Well the paid version shows voltage, among other things. There's are a lot more settings and customization possible. And my 15 minute refund period went by quick haha I guess I'm stuck with it.
05-06-2013 11:45 PM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by InvisiblePants View Post
Same one i got. You can always purchase the paid torque, try it and refund within 15 mins if it doesn't work. I'll have to check fuel level. My gauge is off my 1/3 of a ank anyway so i just watch my odometer.
So then yours DOES show voltage? Interesting.
05-06-2013 11:42 PM
InvisiblePants Same one i got. You can always purchase the paid torque, try it and refund within 15 mins if it doesn't work. I'll have to check fuel level. My gauge is off my 1/3 of a ank anyway so i just watch my odometer.
05-06-2013 05:06 PM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by InvisiblePants View Post

I got my elm327 from Newegg.com. The ebay one i purchased was doa.
I got this one...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007P1...f=ya_aw_oh_pit

It doesn't show voltage or fuel level.
05-06-2013 04:43 PM
InvisiblePants
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Yes. Mine says the data is not available. Maybe I need a different device.
I got my elm327 from Newegg.com. The ebay one i purchased was doa.
05-06-2013 01:07 PM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by InvisiblePants View Post
Pics for OhSix.

Is this what you need?
Yes. Mine says the data is not available. Maybe I need a different device.
05-06-2013 12:24 PM
InvisiblePants Pics for OhSix.

Is this what you need?

Attachment 245861
05-06-2013 10:08 AM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by InvisiblePants View Post

I'll check tomorrow for you if no one answers before me.
Thanks
05-06-2013 10:06 AM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by Virus692 View Post
It can read all obd2 stats. Voltage is on the list...

All info here http://torque-bhp.com/wiki
Mine won't show voltage.
05-06-2013 01:54 AM
Virus692 It can read all obd2 stats. Voltage is on the list...

All info here http://torque-bhp.com/wiki
05-06-2013 12:44 AM
InvisiblePants
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Anyone?
I'll check tomorrow for you if no one answers before me.
05-05-2013 10:30 PM
OhSixTJ Anyone?
05-01-2013 09:10 PM
Luck881 Late to the party, but one more happy scangauge user.

I have an excel sheet i also track my mileage on and the scangauge is almost dead on. The only differences come from sometimes overfilling the tank.
05-01-2013 07:44 PM
OhSixTJ For those with the paid torque app: does it shown voltage?

I'm using the free app and it doesn't show voltage.
04-25-2013 05:22 PM
CountryBoyJeep Hey thanks guys. The reviews helped a lot! Since everyone that has one likes it I think I'm going to go ahead and purchase one for myself
04-25-2013 11:10 AM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
I use the Scangauge the most. My driving style lends itself well to the Scangauge - I also don't want to be distracted by my phone, have no good way to hold it steady, and have no intention of adding more crap to my dash. I only got the Bluetooth because the O2 sensor capability on the Scangauge sucks. The Torque app allows you to record info & email it to yourself as a CSV file, so you can plot & graph to visualize whats going on over time.
Oh nice. Thanks.
04-25-2013 10:04 AM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ View Post
Which do you prefer?
I use the Scangauge the most. My driving style lends itself well to the Scangauge - I also don't want to be distracted by my phone, have no good way to hold it steady, and have no intention of adding more crap to my dash. I only got the Bluetooth because the O2 sensor capability on the Scangauge sucks. The Torque app allows you to record info & email it to yourself as a CSV file, so you can plot & graph to visualize whats going on over time.
04-25-2013 09:50 AM
OhSixTJ
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
I also have a Scangauge and love it. I also have a cheapo Bluetooth OBDII reader & free Torque app. I use a Y-adapter so both can run at the same time.
Which do you prefer?
04-25-2013 09:42 AM
UnlimitedLJ04 I also have a Scangauge and love it. I also have a cheapo Bluetooth OBDII reader & free Torque app. I use a Y-adapter so both can run at the same time.
04-25-2013 09:34 AM
jgorm you can calibrate the speed in the SG to match a gps and it will use that to calculate mpg. I use the speed on the SG because my speedo is off a lot now. The SG uses the # of fuel injected on each squirt to calculate the mpg, not the gas tank level.
04-25-2013 08:53 AM
bardb Have it, recommend it, plugs into the OBDII port. You'll get bored with the instantaneous MPG (which you tweak with every fill up), but you'll never start a post war about whether the key on, key off sequence will trigger a dash flash OBD code display on your Jeep
04-25-2013 05:14 AM
Neil F. I have the Scangauge also. Like all the above have indicated, it does read instant MPG and can do average as well as monitor a lot of PCM parameters in cluding MPH/tire adjustment. I the Scangauge for MPH when I got the TJ. The PO had not changed the speedo gear with the 33's.

I admit I have not used the MPG average. SIMPLE math will tell you the average
04-24-2013 11:25 PM
freeskier
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Originally Posted by kdilly View Post
Can it account for bigger tires w/o changing the speedo gear? I have 33's so I was wondering if there was a setting or something that would take that into consideration.
Yes.
04-24-2013 11:09 PM
kdilly Can it account for bigger tires w/o changing the speedo gear? I have 33's so I was wondering if there was a setting or something that would take that into consideration.
04-24-2013 10:53 PM
SecretAgentMan If a division problem is too taxing for you, how about a smartphone app?

I use Fuel Log on Android.

I know it's not real time . . . just suggesting an alternative to the math thing.
04-24-2013 10:39 PM
freeskier I have a scangauge definitely worth the money IMO. The fact that it acts as a code scanner is worth the price alone, all the gauges and information are a nice bonus.

As for fuel milage calculation it isn't simply reading the fuel gauge. In fact the fuel sensor in the tank isn't a publicly known PID for our Jeeps. It's instead calculated through a number of other sensors/data and is pretty accurate.
04-24-2013 10:26 PM
larryb346 Atthehop
The scan gauge will learn. It try's to guess the amount of fuel left. When you fill up it gives a estimate of the amount of fuel used. Each time you fill up you input the correct amount vs. what the gauge thinks you have used. After 5 or 6 fillup's it will be within a few tenths of the actual fuel used. I have used one a lot for over 4 years. It's a pretty neat toy.
Larry
04-24-2013 10:20 PM
larryb346 flflash
That's the exact way the scan gauge functions. In the actual mileage window it computes from the ecm which reads miles on the odometer or fractions thereof and the throttle position sensor and fuel flow as determined by the ecm. It is the same method vehicles with that factory option use. It changes every second and is reflected on the gauge. It's best use it to monitor your driving habits and see the changes you make reflected in the readings. It can also monitor the trans temp. which is very important if your towing. I don't use it on the jeep but use it on my motorhome and ford truck when towing.
Larry
04-24-2013 09:57 PM
flflash The only thing that will truely tell you your actual fuel mileage is fuel used versus miles traveled and thats at the mercy of the accuracy of your odometer.
All the aftermarket gadgets are just toys built to amuse you and make someone else a buck.
If you want a way of estimating your instant mileage add a simple vacumn guage tapped into your intake manifold vacumn. When it reads low vacumn your getting poor mileage when it reads high vacumn your getting better fuel mileage.
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