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Averaging 24MPG after Scangauge!!!!!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by bozotaco, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. bozotaco

    bozotaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I was talking about it for a while, but finally pulled the trigger on a new Scangauge II. I bought it more for the tachometer function(due to my tacoma lacking one), but love all of the features. It really motivated me to drive with a focus on MPG! I'm getting 400 miles on 16.5 gallons, and love it. One thing I noticed is that keeping it below 65 mph goes a long ways. Most of my driving is mixed city driving/rural roads. Anyways just thought I would share the info with all the members who are always stressing about MPGs.

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  2. FirstGenTaco

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    That's pretty cool. I have an '03 4 banger, all basic inside, no tachometer either so I shift by sound and speed; the old school way lmfao. how much did the scan gauge II run you? Where did you get it from?

    I'm thinking with the extra $$$ I get selling one of my dad's Honda Accords, to go out and get this thing. Would the scan gauge II's fit into the 03 first gen. 4 cylinder tacomas?
     
  3. bozotaco

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    I picked up on Amazon for $169, kind of pricey but I think its worth it. I was fine too with shifting with sound and feel, but I was always curious to see what my RPM's were doing. A scangauge will fit an 03(mines an 04) installation is a snap and takes all of 30 seconds. Oh yea I should add that I have a 4cylinder.
     
  4. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    thats great! My mileage improved with the SG as well. Im averaging abour 350 miles per tank with my v6 (about 20 mpg).
     
  5. worthywads

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    I can't say enough good things about the scangauge, accurate tach, accurate speedo, gives error codes that can be canceled, accurate fuel consumption and tons more.

    I set the gauge to mpg, intake air temp, gallons per hour, and load.
     
  6. Erik

    Erik That smells like pure gasoline

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    Thats a huge increase. I am getting about 20 +/- with my 2010 4L V6 do they make these for 2nd gen? Might not be a bad idea. I am going to be lifting it and get bigger tires so I have been doing small things to try to cancel out the MPG loss.
     
  7. AndrewFalk

    AndrewFalk Science!

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    They are plug and play for any vehicle with an OBDII port.
     
  8. whippersnapper02

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    Calculate the MPG yourself as well and compare the results to the SG.
     
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    Erik That smells like pure gasoline

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    Does the SG actually change anything to get better mileage or does it just let you know how you are driving and then you can make your own adjustments?
     
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    AndrewFalk Science!

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    You can view your instant MPG and then adjust your driving habits accordingly.
     
  11. 98tacoma27

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    No it doesn't change anything. IMHO the ultra-gauge is better............and cheaper
     
  12. bozotaco

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    The ultragauge may be cheaper and offer more functions however I think it looks like a cheap piece of Chinese crap. The scangauge feels solid and looks pretty stock. Just my two cents.
     
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    Actually none of them look stock at all.
     
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    Yeah, I see the "Chinese Crap" there................:crazy:
     
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    OMG look at that China junk!:rolleyes:

    I'm sure both are made in China anyway.
     
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    i dont care about the scan gauge but what is the actual nomenclature for the top picture ?
     
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    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Have had my UltraGauge since Christmas and have nothing but good things to say about it.

    The mount even works great. Has not come unstuck once. Readable in any light. Just not a rifoff like Scangauge II
     
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    I broke my scangauge yesterday.

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    IDK what to buy now. I have had both before. I like how fast the SG was but I liked the alarms on the UG.
     
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    2009 4cyl 5spd manual shift. 24 mpg driving like my hair is on fire. I don't use the A/C much but now that summer is setting in I'm sure I'll be burning more gas.
     
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