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Old 02-26-2016, 11:36 PM   #1
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Hello, I am a new owner of a used 2014 Solera on a MB 3500 Chasis. The MB has very little real time information on the dashboard like engine temp, battery charging amps, etc. Does anyone know of a OBD bluetooth that is compatible with the iPhone? Thank you.
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:01 AM   #2
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:50 AM   #3
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I use BlueDriver. You buy the part that plugs into the OBD port and download a free app, compatible with iOS and Android.
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:22 AM   #4
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I too have been using the ScanGauge for a number of years. Besides the more common parameters, the X-Gauge function may allow you to add other functions. In my case, I wanted to monitor my transmission temperature. On the road with my trailer, I usually monitor that, along with torque converter slippage (indicating whether the torque converter is locked or not), and gear ratio (indicating what gear is being used, along with MPG to try to maximize my fuel mileage. The ScanGauge will monitor 4 functions at a time, but each function can be easily changed to something else with a few button pushes.

You can also view mileage and other parameters for the current trip, day, previous day, and since the last fill-up (tank). Some of those parameters are fuel mileage, gallons used, gallons to empty, miles traveled, max temperature, and max rpms.

You can also adjust the ScanGauge MPG to show closely what your actual mileage is. I do a spreadsheet over a number of fills to make sure I I get it close to actual, then adjust about once a year.

You might want to call ScanGauge to make sure it is fully compatable with the MBS platform.

Did I mention that it will read error codes, and turn off the "need engine service" light ?? The battery in my truck went dead a while back, and when getting it started back up, the engine light came on. I checked the code, indicating a computer power loss. Figuring the dead battery caused the code error, I reset the engine service light, and all has been good since. Taking the truck to a shop would have probably cost me $80 or so.

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Old 02-27-2016, 09:30 AM   #5
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I can't speak to the iPhone and bluetooth application I use a flip phone, but I do use a scan gauge II and have programed it for my 6.0 powerstroke. Gives me the piece of mind know what is going on with the engine and trans.
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:51 AM   #6
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+4 On the ScanGauge. I have the ScanGauge in my MBS and it has been well worth the money.

I've had some serious issues with the DEF system and the ScanGauge allows me to tell M-B support what error codes are being generated. They can then tell me how soon I need to see a dealer. To quote a M-B support tech "We'll turn on a Check Engine Light (CEL) for about anything."

Plus all the additional info the ScanGauge normally displays makes up for the lack of OEM gauges. A very good addition to any MBS IMHO...
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:28 PM   #7
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I also use SCAN GAUGE II on my MBS RV. Set up XGauge to monitor trans. temp. along with normal parameters. Mounted on the steering column with Velcro that came with the unit. Very handy to view what is going on with the little diesel.
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I like the Ultragauge better than the Scanguage. It's cheaper, larger display, shows the same stuff. It now has a Bluetooth version for android or IPhone.


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I like the Ultragauge better than the Scanguage. It's cheaper, larger display, shows the same stuff. It now has a Bluetooth version for android or IPhone.


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The UltraGauge looks good, but according to their video it works with "gas" engines where as Scangauge II works with diesel as well.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:08 AM   #10
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That is what I am using in combination with my Android phone and I am highly pleased:
ELM327 V1.5 Bluetooth OBD2 II Car Auto Diagnostic Scanner - US$5.09
In Addition you need the paid version of the "Torque App" from the Play store (a couple of bucks) which supports diesel engines. All you need for about 10$ !
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