1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Ultragauge help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sproulesxrunner, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Jul 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM
    #1
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    Hey TW,

    I bought an ultragauge while ago and I was wondering if anyone could get the ultragauge to read AFR #'s? What other gauges and settings do you guys use.

    Thanks
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jul 14, 2011 at 5:06 PM
    #2
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    That is what I thought but I don't really know much about the UG. I just installed it. I thought you could change the settings to show it like an AFR gauge (10-16 range)
     
  3. Jul 16, 2011 at 7:27 PM
    #3
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    Bump. I'm curious to see what other UG users have their UG set to.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:52 PM
    #4
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    Sorry for the newb questions but I'm more interested in the "performance screen". The temp for the cats just tells how hot the engine is running or detonation? What does the Timing mean (what is normal)?

    Thanks again for explaining.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM
    #5
    ecoterragaia

    ecoterragaia Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Member:
    #49786
    Messages:
    1,189
    Gender:
    Male
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    '06 RC, 4X4, 5 speed
    You can monitor the lambda value with the Ultragauge. Lambda isn't a true AFR, but rather a relative one. The ideal stoich ratio of 14.7:1 is expressed as a decimal value of 1.0. You can tell if you're running rich (<1.0) or lean (>1.0), but you won't be able to tell the AFR unless you're back calculating the whole time. For example, if you're achieving an AFR of 13.2:1 (rich), then take 13.2/14.7 and you'll get a lambda value of 0.89, and vice-versa (0.89*14.7=13.2).

    I had lambda on my UG for a little while, but it didn't really tell me much because it changes constantly and quickly. I wanted a bigger picture, so now I monitor long term fuel trim instead.

    Edit: here is what I monitor on the main page of my UG
    1) rpms
    2) engine temperature
    3) timing advance
    4) engine load
    5) long term fuel trim
    6) battery voltage
     
  6. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:07 PM
    #6
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    Thanks to the people who chimed in.

    Just a couple of more questions for you guys or girls.

    Ecoterragaia - thanks for the awesome explanation. What is that lambda gauge called? Sorry for the newb questions but I'm still getting used to it.

    What units is the UG defaulted to? When I was entering the fuel tank size I didn't know whether to put in imperial gallons or the other one.

    Thanks again for all the help. Greatly appreciated.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2011 at 11:40 AM
    #7
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    Another question for you guys. How do I change the rpm alarm? It is soo annoying when it goes off at 4K.

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2011 at 4:35 PM
    #8
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    Thanks! I bought mine new and it didn't even come with the manual :mad: .

    Do you guys have your alarms set to anything? I changed my rpm back to 5500 and turned off the speed warning alarm. :eek:

    Thanks again to everyone who chimed in!
     
  9. Jul 23, 2011 at 7:31 AM
    #9
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    Can someone please enlighten me on which number I should input for my gas tank size?The manual has 2 different gallons, 17.something and 21something.

    Thanks again.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:23 PM
    #10
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
  11. Jul 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM
    #11
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    Ya but is shows U.S. gallon and Imperial gallon. Which one should I input?
     
  12. Jul 25, 2011 at 5:44 AM
    #12
    Sproulesxrunner

    Sproulesxrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Member:
    #45328
    Messages:
    530
    Gender:
    Male
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 Xrunner
    Too much for TW to know
    Thanks :D
     
  13. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:35 PM
    #13
    Tacolover443

    Tacolover443 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Member:
    #60381
    Messages:
    597
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Haverford, PA
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD OR DCSB BSP
    Satoshi, color match grill, 2 Hella 500ff's, rear TSB, yellow "Taco", OEM all-weather floor mats, OEM TRD seat covers, Ultra-Gauge, bed linered rear bumper, Plasti-dipped rims, DuraTrac's,
    Cant wait to get mine!! Just ordered yesterday :D
     
  14. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:38 PM
    #14
    MrGrimm

    MrGrimm Mall Crawler

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Member:
    #24568
    Messages:
    2,732
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dean
    Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2006 Toyota Tacoma 4WD w/TRD Sport Package
    See build page
    I have mine showing intake temperature, instant MPG, average MPG, battery voltage, distance to empty and I forgot what else.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:22 PM
    #15
    2K6 Taco

    2K6 Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Member:
    #37319
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    Philly
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD Sport D-Cab LG Bed
    Our trucks dont have a fuel sensor?
    I didnt realise i need to reset the fuel everytime i fill up.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2011 at 6:14 PM
    #16
    705 Taco

    705 Taco Zombie Killer!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Member:
    #48958
    Messages:
    531
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dean
    Barrie ON / St. Petersburg FL
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR AC
    --Stock 2016. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2011 had 6 inch ProComp lift, Eibach coils on 5100 Bilsteins at zero, 1/4 inch Toytec spacer on drivers side, rear TSB, 1.5 inch Deaver AAL, ProComp blocks and rear shocks, 8000 lb Warn winch on a Trans4mer grill guard, 33 inch BFG AT's, 18x9 XD Monsters, PIAA headlights, PIAA driving lights, Pyro's blue LED gauges, LED strip below tailgate, Armor Lid hard tonno, Hidden Hitch, Dee Zee bed mat, Tint, XM, Garmin GPS, Ultra Gauge
    That's true but it only takes a second to reset.
     
To Top