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Old 08-31-2016, 11:39 PM   #11
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I had this ScanGaugeII in the Ford as it didn't have a tach, but I also monitored water temp, instant and average MPG, though occasionally I'd watch the incoming air temp or voltage or whatever struck my fancy at the moment. I verified the ford temp gauge was nothing more than an idiot needle - it would come up to a certain point, but then would never move. I watched the actual water temperature swing by 20 degrees despite a static indicator.

The ScanGauge is slightly less useful in the Chevy as the tach is one of the selections, but the factory digital readout is in 100 rpm increments, where the ScanGauge is in 1 rpm increments. I also like to compare the average MPG with the dash selection - and surprisingly, it's pretty accurate. The options for the locations of the ScanGauge on the Chevy makes it a bit harder to read, however, due to the angle of the display.


I have another one in the 2012 Canyon as well - as GM didn't provide a user interface to the mileage and other indicators that are available via ODBII. The device is useful for reading any error codes, and resetting the Check Engine light for that transient error message. I used to get transient errors on the Ford, but have yet to see an error on the Chevy. Yet, we only have 5K miles, where we started out with just under 3K on the clock when we took delivery.

After using the ScanGaugeII in several vehicles, I wouldn't be without one. There are other options such as apps for a smart phone, but I'd rather have a dedicated/hardwired readout than "yet another app".
Good info thanks for sharing, I'll add it to the list of things to purchase!
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:00 AM   #12
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I wish ford would have used some of the dash space for a 110 outlet like the Chevy has, those come in handy!

Looks like you have the same dash as we have. Any difficulties installing the scan gauge where you installed it?
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Looks like you have the same dash as we have. Any difficulties installing the scan gauge where you installed it?
I don't currently have a scan gauge but plan on mounting it above the rear view mirror when I do get one!
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I don't currently have a scan gauge but plan on mounting it above the rear view mirror when I do get one!
My mistake. I see from your earlier post it is a volt meter and additional USB ports .
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OP here - we had the old style Ford dash; here's where I mounted the ScanGauge:



I used sticky back velcro for both installations. I can get stuff to stick to the black plastic on the Chevy after cleaning with acetone (careful! It'll melt some plastics!), but the tan textured plastic is anti-sticky....

There's a data port on both the right end and the center back of the ScanGauge, so if you want a clean mount, you could drill a hole in the dash & hide the data cable. It is a standard RJ45 ethernet style plug.
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