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Old 07-19-2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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I guess it will work on diesel engine?
Have no idea, you might just call Garmin and ask them. Don't know why it wouldn't if there is an OBD port

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Old 07-26-2012, 10:44 AM   #12
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If you have a Garmin Nuvi GPS, check, it may be able to support the EcoRoute attachment. It will give you more engine checks than you will ever need.
Real time fuel sweet spot monitoring
Overall score
Speed score
Braking score
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Fuel Flow, Intake Air Temperature, etc. Coolant/Temperature-Oil/Pressure
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I've been thinking of buying the Ecoroute for my Garmin 3790 and have 2 questions for you.

Will it display transmission temps? That's pretty important to me, but I don't see it on your list and I can't find the answer anywhere else, so I'm thinking it won't.

Can you use the GPS along with the gauges at the same time? Does the GPS take over automatically when a turn comes up for your route? Or what happens? I like only have one display on the dash, just not sure how it handles the GPS and gauge operation at the same time.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #13
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Installed it yesterday. I only see options for a hand full of gauges. It does have engine coolant. That is the one I wanted most anyway.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:04 PM   #14
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This is getting ridiculous. You guys are killing my checkbook! Bunch of Jackwagons!
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #15
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Installed it yesterday. I only see options for a hand full of gauges. It does have engine coolant. That is the one I wanted most anyway.
So does the GPS kick you out of the gauges when your turn in the route comes up or what?

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Yep, you stay around here too long and you end up buying a bunch of stuff you hadn't planned on
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #16
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Have not tried it down the road yet. Head out tomorrow. I'll let you know.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:00 PM   #17
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I cannot see the benefit of using the Garmin over the app unless you don't have a smart phone. I don't like my Harming at all for $40 for the part and a few bucks more for the app I am sold just on the ability tovread error codes if I get them
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:35 PM   #18
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There is an App available for Android users called Torque that is only $4.95. The only additional purchase you need is an OBD2 adapter, either USB or Bluetooth. I found mine on Amazon.com for $38 (Link provided is $45 but the vendors vary on price) Bluetooth ELM 327 OBD2 Adapter. I recommend spending a little more for the OBD2 adapter to avoid the Chinese counterfeits that will fail and then you have to re-buy.

You can customize the displays to show the data you want and even add additional sensors. I used these items to save myself over $800 on the EGR system on my 96 Tracker and also helped chase a fuel consumption problem on my 99 Blazer.
Im going to have too look into this. Sounds like a great setup.
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I too have the ScanGauge II for my 05 6.0 ford. No question, if you have a 6.0 diesel you need the ScanGauge. Being able to monitor the oil and water temps is huge on the 6 liter. Running at highway speeds empty on flat land you don't want to see the temps 15 degrees or more apart. If you do, IRS time for a coolant flush and cooler change. Also, the FICM needs 13+ volts and needs to put out 47-48.5 volts or you can suffer from injector coil failure. I also on occassion will check the high pressure pump pressure which requires 500psi just to start the engine.
Simply put, one of the best diagnostic and preventative tools I have.
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I guess it will work on diesel engine?
No, it won't work with a diesel that doesn't have the obdII connection and most of the diesel chassis don't. I purchased a scangaugeD which has the right connetion for diesel chassis.
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