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Old 01-11-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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ScanGauge Reviews - Good, Bad, and Ugly

Thinking about buying a ScanGauge II and wanted feedback from those that already have one.... Looking for usability, install, and overall opinion.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
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i have one, and i looked at it for the first month or so, now i barely notice it there, except to look at the engine temp to know when the heat is ready.

Mine dosent seem to want to keep the correct info for setting the mpg and such. No biggie, like i said i dont use it..Im actually thinking of selling it, but I dont have another din pocket to replace the one its put in
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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I considered one but it won't tell some of the things i wanted. I was looking for oil pressure and I could not find info to suggest that it would on the Tacome, on some other vehicles I think it will however.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:19 PM   #4
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Its good and the easiest thing you will install. Does quite a bit
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:30 AM   #5
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I've had mine for about 1.5 years now. It's a neat little gadget and definately worth the money.

The one thing that somewhat ticks me off about it.... When I was researching about it, they said they were working on transmission temps. They made me (and everyone else) believe that the tranny temps were coming within a couple months. I would call and they even told me they had prototypes being tested on the roads. So now, no transmision temps. Something about 'they can't access accurate information from the toyota computer'...... Just seems odd they kept promising and promising something that never came. They got me on the hook to buy their product and I'm wondering if all the transmission temp promises were 'all talk' and they were never planning on doing it.

What can you expect? I'm a consumer.... and when you promise something and make us believe it'll happen - then it dies. What are we supposed to think?
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:09 AM   #7
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I like mine. I monitor MPG, Voltage, Speed, and RPM -- works for what I need it for...
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I just bought mine a couple of weeks ago and love it. I hope I don't crash while messing with it.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:34 AM   #10
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It has worked great for me and really helps alot when I am trying to max. my fuel economy as well as watching the water temp when its really hot out.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:39 AM   #11
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I bought one and I use it to watch instant MPG and how many miles until empty. I wish I could put those both on the same "view"!

Anyway, was it really worth $150 just for those two things? Probably not. But, I bought one and I'm not sorry. Plus, I can research engine codes should I ever get one. And if I ever learn what the other values mean, that would probably be a good thing too.

FWIW, I think Toyota could very easily add the two items I care about (instant MPG and miles til empty) to the odometer display. If they did that, I probably wouldn't have bought one.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:27 AM   #12
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FWIW, I think Toyota could very easily add the two items I care about (instant MPG and miles til empty) to the odometer display. If they did that, I probably wouldn't have bought one.
True, they'd probably add it to a "package" then charge $500 for it.

OT, I waited to buy mine reading the posts here on the gauge & decided to splurge & buy it. After reading the manual, calibrating it, etc. I think it was a good investment. It told me my right foot was my worst mpg enemy & I dislike my towing mileage
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:53 AM   #13
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so how have you adjusted your driving habits to get better MPG?
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so how have you adjusted your driving habits to get better MPG?
you notice on instant mpg when it says 2.6 mpg to take your foot of the pedal a little bit.

Its a great tool for any vehicle.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:06 AM   #15
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Keep under 2k rpms
As far as towing, there is no adjusting other than not tow especially in winter. Next season trail access cabin
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I bought one and I use it to watch instant MPG and how many miles until empty. I wish I could put those both on the same "view"!
Using the X-gauge,you can do this.It's in the back of the booklet under trip features. There's a list of codes to plug in.
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I moved gal. till empty into the gauge display.
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