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Old 07-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #21
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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.

I have two SC II's linked to each other ! And I get to see 8 parameters all at the same time. My only complaint is everytime I cross the border I get asked why I have these up there and what are they
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:51 PM   #22
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I have two SC II's linked to each other ! And I get to see 8 parameters all at the same time. My only complaint is everytime I cross the border I get asked why I have these up there and what are they
I considered doing the same. I heard you're able to piggy back up to 4 units.
For now, the 4 are fine, oil temp, coolant temp, FICM output and trans temp.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:42 AM   #23
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I considered doing the same. I heard you're able to piggy back up to 4 units.
For now, the 4 are fine, oil temp, coolant temp, FICM output and trans temp.
Still working on which 4 I want. Currently engine coolant temp, tranmission temp, MPG and engine oil temp.

What is FCIM?
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I have the Load, Transmission fluid temperature, MPH (for my US trips), Slip (How much the transmission is slipping), instant and average gas consumption, Distance to empty and one more I can't recall right now.

Yes what is FCIM ? I never watch the coolant temperature .. The needle on the truck's gauge never wavered all this time I had her. Does SCII show a big varience on this ?
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I have the Load, Transmission fluid temperature, MPH (for my US trips), Slip (How much the transmission is slipping), instant and average gas consumption, Distance to empty and one more I can't recall right now.

Yes what is FCIM ? I never watch the coolant temperature .. The needle on the truck's gauge never wavered all this time I had her. Does SCII show a big varience on this ?
On Fords, I believe that the coolant temp is "managed". You won't see it waiver because it freaks people out. It won't go off center until something is seriously wrong, after it is too late for you to adjust.

On my Ecoboost, coolant temp is all over the place. Why? Because the turbos are water cooled. If you get into the throttle, coolant temp can go up 10 degrees in seconds. But the dash needle never changes. You would never know that without a ScanGauge or similar. Could be useful to know if your coolant temps are rising in a mountain climb for example. Might give you a chance to back out of it, if necessary, BEFORE you have a bigger problem.
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On Fords, I believe that the coolant temp is "managed". You won't see it waiver because it freaks people out. It won't go off center until something is seriously wrong, after it is too late for you to adjust.
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Hmmm...you sure about that? I had the Edge on the F150 and it would show a hotter coolant temp while towing. Maybe I'm thinking transmission temp.
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Still working on which 4 I want. Currently engine coolant temp, tranmission temp, MPG and engine oil temp.

What is FCIM?
The FICM is on the driver side valve cover on the 6.0 diesel. It's an acronym for Fuel Injection Control Module. You want to monitor a 48 volt reading output to the injectors. If the volts are low for a period of time injectors will start to fail. There are 4 resistors inside that become unsoldered causing this condition. It's a big $$ item if replaced, or take a couple of hours to repair it yourself as long as you know what to look for.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #28
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I was considering buying ScanGauge II which cost about $159 but I have a Garmin 2595LMT with a big screen. After looking at the videos I've seen of the Garmin EcoRoute HD for $93 shipped from Amazon I might go that route. I like the look at the guages and how you can modify them.

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I originally had a scanguageII on my Ford V10, I then purchased a diesel pusher with a 330HP Mercedes. I couldn't use the scanguageII on the diesel because it doesn't have a OBDII plug but a different type of plug that is used on diesel chassis. It works great. I was thinking about selling the scanguageII but I am thinking I could use it in tandem with the scanguageD since I think the only difference is the plug. Anyone know if this is possible?
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I originally had a scanguageII on my Ford V10, I then purchased a diesel pusher with a 330HP Mercedes. I couldn't use the scanguageII on the diesel because it doesn't have a OBDII plug but a different type of plug that is used on diesel chassis. It works great. I was thinking about selling the scanguageII but I am thinking I could use it in tandem with the scanguageD since I think the only difference is the plug. Anyone know if this is possible?
I would contact ScanGauge direct with that question.
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