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Is a scangauge really worth it?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Toyota1998, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    Toyota1998

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    I was doing some research on the scangauges and found that some people were having problems calibrating them and what not and i know that alot of fellow tacoma owners on this site have them and recommend them, but i really just don't know alot about them. So if anyone reading this post, and who has a scanguage, could you please let me know what you think of it and what is it like to install it in atleast 400 words in essay form ...nah i'm just kiddin,lol, just please let me know what all they do and what not, Thanks
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    ya me too!
    Ive been wondering if the $140 is worth it.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    I like it, very easy to program. Seems to be accurate as far as gas mpg goes. Each fill up is dead on or one or two tenths off. I have it set for amps, water and intake temp and mpg. To me, worth every bit of the $140.00 I paid.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    nope!
     
  5. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    it was definitely worth it to me, easy install and always very accurate. wish i didn't have to sell it :(
     
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    Explanation??
     
  7. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    Why was it not worth it for you?
     
  8. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    I thought about and decided I'd rather put the cash-money into others mods
     
  9. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    My rational is it's cool, but just another tech toy.
     
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    Why are you selling it for?? And how much?
     
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    oh sorry i sold it awhile back, i was running out of money so it had to go
     
  12. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    Ok!! I understand the money part, Im kinda broke myself!!
     
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    Yes, my moms check engine light came on her highlander. She had no idea what was wrong and said she wanted to take the car to the dealership. I said let me run the codes. The codes popped up and I looked them up. They were common with someone not putting their gas cap on tight. I checked the gas cap and it was barely on. I tightened it and cleared the codes. Haven't come on since.

    Probably save my mom $75 right there just to have toyota look at her car.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    I think for me its a no-go. I was contemplating it but IMO its probablly nothing I need.

    Are there any other scanguage type things that show maby: MPG, Miles till empty, Engine temp? Thats all i would really use it for.
     
  15. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    same. but now....it will have to wait. sigh*
     
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    You have a point there!! I work at autozone and I swear if I had a penny for every time I have to scan a cel I would be rich. Im not kidding!!! The scanguage 2 not only does what a $100-$200 scan tool does but tells mpg, temp, ect.... So worth the money? IMO yes! Now I just got to get one!!:eek:
     
  17. Dec 2, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    Alright you all are definetly making me lean towards getting one,lol. Does the scanguage reset the CEL too? I thought i read that somewhere and i just wana be sure
     
  18. Dec 2, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    the truck is still gonna go if its in there or not:cool:
     
  19. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:45 AM
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    For $140 ...you can't beat it. It's worth it.

    It's a trouble-code reader. That in itself, is a major benefit to have. YOu can plug it into any vehicle (with OBD I beleive) to read trouble codes. I've never had to use it, but it's nice to have that.

    I also like the extra data that it provides....especially the DTE (distance to empty), coolant temps, etc.
     
  20. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:47 AM
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    YES

    Did you check out the Scangauge website? It tells you everything you wanna know about it.

    http://www.scangauge.com/products/
     
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