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Old 03-28-2011, 11:58 AM   #11
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I surely use my SG-II to improve my mileage ... Going uphill sometimes I see that my current mpg is around 5-6 mpg, and I backoff till I see a more preferable number. Some of those hills are 4-10 miles long and I have no intention of burning a few gallons of gas just because I am going at 60 miles an hour. Climbing that hill or the next at 40 miles an hour makes my precious gas last a tad longer We are going camping , and I am not in a hurry, and travelling is part of the experience !

My only wish is, I hope one day they come up with a better display showing more things at one time, rather than the LCD display.

And I also programmed mine using the x-gauge stuff to show the transmission temperature, actually that is the strongest reason I purchased one.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:21 PM   #12
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Goomph, I also purchased my ScanGauge II mainly to monitor my transmission temperature, and even called beforehand to make sure it would work on my truck for that.

But on the open road, I seem to monitor my gas stats more than the engine stats, to try to maximize my fuel mileage. I will mess with my "current mileage" and the reset button to see what I can get on the next section of road. Speed, and stop and go traffic are the big killers.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #13
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Yes It is very interesting that speed kills mpg more than the hills. On our way to Florida this past winter from Syracuse to Washington DC, I averaged around 10.1 mpg going over the mountanious, hilly terrain. Speed was around hovering around 60 mph, not exceeding it much. Once I was on the straight roads in an effort to make distance I stepped on it, 67 mph or so an hour on straight roads, and out of a tank of gas got 9.4 mpg, which was an eye opener. Eased up a bit good mileage returned. I averaged 10.4 mpg, and that is thanks S+G-II, for the whole trip from Ontario to Orlando and back. I think I did around 3,200 miles or so. If it wasn't for it, I am sure I would be getting much worse .....

I hate driving in stop and go traffic with my truck (My only vehicle) without even towing. When I go for groceries I come back home with an 6 mpg average Yeah I combine ALL my driving needs ....
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:00 PM   #14
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I always presumed that the mountains and hills around here killed my mileage, and it does make a slight difference compared to flat land towing....but not much. The gas that is sucked through the engine going uphill, is averaged out with the gas you save going down the other side of the mountain.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #15
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scanguage is soooo last year

ScanTool.net LLC - OBDLink Bluetooth OBD Interface Scan Tool - ScanTool.net

Uses your smartphone w/ a bluetooth adapter. $149 too.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:44 PM   #16
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ScanTool.net LLC - OBDLink Bluetooth OBD Interface Scan Tool - ScanTool.net

Uses your smartphone w/ a bluetooth adapter. $149 too.
Don't have, need or want a smartphone and the SG II is proven technology. It has a wire, but so does my internet router, so last year's technology (or last century's for that matter - router is 15 years old) fits me just fine.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:50 PM   #17
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I am not using my 500 dollar smartphone continuously to see what is going on with my truck, especially when my SG-II can do it for 149 dollars. If they had their own display unit they could communicate with via bluetooth all for 149 dollars, yeah then it would be something nice. The PC diagnostics part does not interest me at all.

Having said that, it would be nice not to have the cable going to SG-II. I guess I will suggest that to them. No doubt it will make it more expensive but it might be a neat option to have.
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OK, my ScanGaugeII does not have an SLP display. I wonder if I have an older gauge or if I need to go back in and add the code you were talking about Chap . . . .
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OK, got curious, went out and found the documentation in the truck. Discovered that the code had not been entered. Probably 1 of 3 different reasons; 1) I missed it 2) I thought it was uninteresting at the time 3) I didn't understand what it was so skipped it

ANYWAY . . . it's in there now and it works. I got readings ABOVE 1.0 when backed off the the throttle and coasting toward a red light . . . well, another fun thing to look at. These things can be worse than texting on your cell phone if you aren't careful !!!
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I think that you could have raised everyone's attention to this alternative product without being potentially insulting; don't you? New technology is cool but it is not always superior. But thanks for raising awareness of this product. It's always fun to see what is out there . .

Looks like Android only? Looks like it only reads out what is required by law in every vehicle? So, would it be able to display transmission fluid temperature which is not required but available in Ford products? I wonder how easy it would be to read the small display in a moving vehicle in bright light . . .
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