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Old 06-02-2014, 08:01 AM   #121
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my commute is 5.6 miles with about 12 stoplights, and 1 tunnel. Takes 35 minutes :|
that is awful, I am so sorry for your (MPG) loss. Lol

My commute is:

Driveway>1/3 mile>highway>1-2miles>4 way stop>5 miles interstate>~12 miles>exit> 2-3 stop lights until my place of work>1 mile road to plant

So I get good on the highway but those dang stops before and after suck.
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I guess the "pulse & glide" will come with watching the Ultra Gauge II carefully. Not making too many changes at one time. Will try to evaluate each step.

Anyone heard of a deal on these gauges recently?

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The ScanGuage II is a really good idea. I run UltraGuage because it's only $60, but I really like it. I noticed instant acceleration improvement when I went to smaller tires and this helps me allot with my driving style (I mostly pulse & glide).
Scangauge has a newer model ScangaugeE, that is a stripped down version with no x-gauge or power options for $100.

My first generation Scangauge has been failing and it doesn't have the ability to detect deceleration fuel cutoff. I'm considering going with the E, how does the Ultragauge do for DFCO Mike? The new scangauge has a tunable DFCO setting.
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Scangauge has a newer model ScangaugeE, that is a stripped down version with no x-gauge or power options for $100.

My first generation Scangauge has been failing and it doesn't have the ability to detect deceleration fuel cutoff. I'm considering going with the E, how does the Ultragauge do for DFCO Mike? The new scangauge has a tunable DFCO setting.
I can't answer that like Mike can but I did just read UG's page because I am considering buying one and they claim that while some gauges max at 99 MPG (usually coasting unless you drive a prius), UG maxes at 999. Not sure if that helps you, but there it is.
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Scangauge has a newer model ScangaugeE, that is a stripped down version with no x-gauge or power options for $100.

My first generation Scangauge has been failing and it doesn't have the ability to detect deceleration fuel cutoff. I'm considering going with the E, how does the Ultragauge do for DFCO Mike? The new scangauge has a tunable DFCO setting.
The gauge can tell when I get deactivation and it'll go up to 130mpg or so, but I mostly just coast in neutral with the engine off and get 999.99. So far I have no complaints about the UG and would recommend it to anyone looking for simple instrumentation.
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The gauge can tell when I get deactivation and it'll go up to 130mpg or so, but I mostly just coast in neutral with the engine off and get 999.99. So far I have no complaints about the UG and would recommend it to anyone looking for simple instrumentation.
Are you f**king kidding me?
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I guess the "pulse & glide" will come with watching the Ultra Gauge II carefully. Not making too many changes at one time. Will try to evaluate each step.

Anyone heard of a deal on these gauges recently?

Len

Have you tried using a phone based program instead? I know lots of people have had good luck with Torque Pro on their Androids, and I've been using Engine Link on my iPhone. You have to buy an OBD-to-Bluetooth adapter, and purchase the program, but it comes out to be much cheaper than buying a SG2.

In addition to watching the transmission temps, I also watch the MAF sensor to help with gas mileage. I'll look at how many lbs per minute the engine is consuming, and I'll try to decrease it while still maintaining a good speed. It's kinda like a game on longer trips, and helps my mileage out.
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Are you f**king kidding me?
This last weekend I had an 82 mile round trip. The engine was off for 46 of those miles and my mpg for the trip was 40.2mpg. Almost halfway through this tank my Ultragauge has me at 35.5mpg
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but I mostly just coast in neutral with the engine off


I'm so glad I don't drive near you
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So I just averaged 23.5 mpg by taking my time and doing 60. And I got to keep my comforts, like A/C
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Have you tried using a phone based program instead? I know lots of people have had good luck with Torque Pro on their Androids, and I've been using Engine Link on my iPhone. You have to buy an OBD-to-Bluetooth adapter, and purchase the program, but it comes out to be much cheaper than buying a SG2.

In addition to watching the transmission temps, I also watch the MAF sensor to help with gas mileage. I'll look at how many lbs per minute the engine is consuming, and I'll try to decrease it while still maintaining a good speed. It's kinda like a game on longer trips, and helps my mileage out.
How?

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This last weekend I had an 82 mile round trip. The engine was off for 46 of those miles and my mpg for the trip was 40.2mpg. Almost halfway through this tank my Ultragauge has me at 35.5mpg
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So I just averaged 23.5 mpg by taking my time and doing 60. And I got to keep my comforts, like A/C
How did you do that? 4.0 or 2.7? I kept minimal A/C, minimal idle, tried pusle and glide, and got 22.5!
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Why are these quoted to me? I didn't post these...

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How did you do that? 4.0 or 2.7? I kept minimal A/C, minimal idle, tried pusle and glide, and got 22.5!
3.4. First gen FTW! . I had minimal to no A/C(whatever was comfortable), 60 mph, and I've got some aggressive tires. V6 x-cab auto
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How?
Here's a how-to:

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...ur-iphone.html
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After replacing the cat converters and sensors I'm getting 15mpg city driving which I do a lot of, it sux. On the highway I'm averaging 19-20 mpg which is awesome for me.

Before I replaced cats and sensors I was getting 12-13 city and like 16 hwy.

Now I look for every opportunity to take the hwy. ultra guage has averaged my mpg at 16.7mpg which I'm happy with since 3/4 of my driving is city/ stop and go.

Plus I have about 250lbs of extra weight from armor and 33x10.5 km2s. So for me 16-17 mpg is great.
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Why are these quoted to me? I didn't post these...
Is that an app?

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3.4. First gen FTW! . I had minimal to no A/C(whatever was comfortable), 60 mph, and I've got some aggressive tires. V6 x-cab auto
Kerb weight? How much highway how much city?

[QUOTE=Robb235;8747216]Here's a how-to:

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...tml[/QUOTE]

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After replacing the cat converters and sensors I'm getting 15mpg city driving which I do a lot of, it sux. On the highway I'm averaging 19-20 mpg which is awesome for me.

Before I replaced cats and sensors I was getting 12-13 city and like 16 hwy.

Now I look for every opportunity to take the hwy. ultra guage has averaged my mpg at 16.7mpg which I'm happy with since 3/4 of my driving is city/ stop and go.

Plus I have about 250lbs of extra weight from armor and 33x10.5 km2s. So for me 16-17 mpg is great.
Could you go into more detail as to what you did with your catalytic converters?
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[QUOTE=Could you go into more detail as to what you did with your catalytic converters?[/QUOTE]


I still have them in my garage. I bought direct fit magnaflow cats so I could do the work myself. I'm thinking about selling them to a metal recycling center since the OEM cats are worth some $.
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I still have them in my garage. I bought direct fit magnaflow cats so I could do the work myself. I'm thinking about selling them to a metal recycling center since the OEM cats are worth some $.
How much was the cats that brought you better fuel economy? I like MPG
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Watch out in the tacoma, high flow cats loose lower end torque. And sometimes will throw a code.
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Kerb weight? How much highway how much city?
Not really positive, I think around 3800lbs. That was all highway miles lol. All city I get 16-17. Maybe a little more
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