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Old 07-14-2014, 10:17 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Cajun Po-Boy View Post
X2...least expensive method and works great!
I have this same setup and use it regularly to troubleshoot friends cars


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Old 07-14-2014, 10:44 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by MtnGuy View Post ScanGauge II Ultra Compact 3-in-1 Automotive Computer with Customizable Real-Time Fuel Economy Digital Gauges: Automotive

All sorts of real time information.

I had the service engine light come on my truck recently. The code indicated that I had a computer power problem. I had let the battery run down to zilch when I left my GPS plugged in for about week. I reset the service engine warning, and all has been good since.....that puppy saved me about $80 in diagnostic cost at the local dealership.

I got the ScanGauge II originally to monitor my tranny temperature, but now I can monitor any number of items.

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Old 07-14-2014, 11:03 PM   #13
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You can check here for your vehicle - X-Gauge Commands : Linear Logic - Home of the ScanGauge

For GM vehicle - Engine Oil Life can be displayed as % Reamaining
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:45 AM   #14
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I know it cost a little more, BUT.
I have a Bully Dog GT Gas Tuner in my truck amd it will read and reset, as well as allow you to change engine program, shift points, speed limiters, adjust speedo for tire size among other things. I have been very pleased, I have the 4.8l in my truck and the power/mileage difference with the performance tune in is a tremendous difference. With my old camper I would get 9-10 mpg before I got the Tuner, after it I got 12+ on the same trips as before with basically te same weightti n the camper, but much more power left while towing in the mountains, unlike pre tuner!
I got mine at Advanced, but made them price match Oreily autoparts.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:43 AM   #15
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The Torque app is for Android openly. I have DashCommand for my iPhone and it works great. There are several others for the iPhone too.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:29 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by doc73 View Post
Let me re-phrase... It is an oil LIFE sensor. Tells me how long until I need to replace the oil (oil change) vs the old 3K or 5K method.
As Sgt. Shultz indicated with his link, it should read the remaining oil life as a percentage. To check for sure, you can contact ScanGauge to see if it that works with your particular vehicle.

Contact Us : Linear Logic - Home of the ScanGauge

You will need to program the particular code into the X-Gauge, but it is a pretty straight forward procedure.

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Old 07-21-2014, 10:23 PM   #17
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Ultra gauge. Much cheaper and very nice.

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Old 07-21-2014, 10:30 PM   #18
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I have Edge Insight gauge (not a tuner) on my dash full time. I like being able to monitor different things. Easy to change details when you want to. On the fly code reader too.

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