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Old 07-25-2015, 02:22 PM   #1
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Which one is recommended and why
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:04 PM   #2
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What are you looking to do? I bought a $100 Acton unit from Advanced Auto just to know what the code was and to clear it if need be, nothing more. I have seen the bluetooth ones on Amazon of late and they are also peaking my interest for the other info they give. But for me it was more to just read the coded.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:03 PM   #3
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Many people have used the ScanGauge II with success, especially to help you know when to downshift, in order to reduce load on the engine (aka Lugging) by monitoring LOD, boost, and gallons consumed per hour while driving...as well as reading many (but not all) and clearing some (but not all) of the codes that might appear. That said, the SGII is older technology, with a smaller and simple LCD display, and some people like the more modern UltraGauge.

With the Sprinter, no standard/generic obdii code reader will be 100% accurate, as it makes use of the interface in a somewhat proprietary way. the code you might see could sometimes be misleading or be related to other codes you do not see at all.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:11 PM   #4
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I have used a Scan Gauge II with three autos for about 4 years now. I use it for digital tach and speedometer on my current TV. If calibrated properly gives instantaneous readouts of MPG...
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:13 PM   #5
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or if you just want to read a code for you check engine light get a cheap one from Harbor Freight
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:18 PM   #6
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I used a scan gauge II on my two previous TVs ( 2500HD gassers) with great results. Just upgraded to Edge Insight CTS for the added capability needed for my 2500 Duramax. Lots of good info on what is going on while driving.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:25 PM   #7
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ScanGuage II works great on my MBS.
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ScanGuage II works great on my MBS.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:10 PM   #9
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Another less capable option, yet can still provide the basics is "Torque Pro" in the android play store. It monitors all your basics and is inexpensive with a Bluetooth adaptor from Amazon. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Good luck!
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:25 PM   #10
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I have the Ultragauge EM Plus. I looked at the Scan Gauge but the UltraGauge is half the price with a bigger and better display. It reads the same things. Works great. I got the suction cup windshield mount and it has been a good addition to the coach.
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