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Old 04-24-2016, 01:32 AM   #41
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[QUOTE=BandJCarm;1173936]Thanks!

FYI, I have to turn T/H on in order to see Transmission Temp on my driver display panel. Otherwise, that slot shows volts. That is on the steering wheel lever. EB is a toggle below the Info readout, along with other toggles.

Just to be sure- am I reading this right?!? You have to be in tow/haul mode to see what your transmission temp is?
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:24 AM   #42
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If you have monitors of EGT temps and it is below 300 deg F then go ahead and skip the idle cooldown. NOT EVERYONE is monitoring their EGTs temps to include me and so a 3-5 minute cooldown after towing is added safety. Idling a diesel engine for 3-5 minutes won't hurt it one bit even with modern emission systems.

What monitor are you using? I like it and want one. Thanks!

Yeah I like that as well, I was thinking of buying the Banks Monitoring System since it doesn't void the Ford warranty but gives me more stuff to monitor?


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Old 04-24-2016, 09:20 AM   #43
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I'll add my name to the list. What are you using? I want to monitor those points, as well. And, it would be helpful to see when the truck is finished with a regen. Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:49 AM   #44
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I bought an OBDII wifi adapter (bluetooth is available as well) and using a $5 app called FORSCAN.

You can monitor hundreds of PIDS and access every computer the truck has.

This is a little more then half of the computers you can choose and then within each one you can see anywhere from 12 to 100s of options to look at.



The only down side is you can only monitor 1 computer at a time but just about everything I monitor is in the PCM.

I do check my tire pressure occasionally to make sure everything is ok. It uses the factory sensors that you can't pull up on the dash so it is nice to bring the tablet outside with me while filling up each tire and seeing it immediately increase/decrease.



Also has your CEL codes.. here is one from my wife's Explorer and it goes into great detail.



For under $25 (adapter and app) you can do much more then any monitor on the market.

The other nice thing is you can data log so when you are actually monitoring things, it is recording it and you can save it as a file for those pesky "can't duplicate" dealer visits.

Lastly, I bought a cup holder mount for my tablet. I'd highly recommend a tablet over a cell phone. Having an 8" screen is much easier to see then a 4-5" screen. Plus you can fit a lot more on a tablet (25 PIDS)

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Holy buckets batman. I've flown aircraft that don't monitor that much.
Who watches the road.


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Thanks!

FYI, I have to turn T/H on in order to see Transmission Temp on my driver display panel. Otherwise, that slot shows volts. That is on the steering wheel lever. EB is a toggle below the Info readout, along with other toggles.

Just to be sure- am I reading this right?!? You have to be in tow/haul mode to see what your transmission temp is?
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Thanks blwnsmoke. Are there instructions somewhere for loading PIDs? I bought the FORSCAN APP and a WiFi OBDII adapter, but instructions were pitiful. Also, I would have to sit there for hours with the truck idling. How did you get it all set up?
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Thanks blwnsmoke. Are there instructions somewhere for loading PIDs? I bought the FORSCAN APP and a WiFi OBDII adapter, but instructions were pitiful. Also, I would have to sit there for hours with the truck idling. How did you get it all set up?

Where do you buy the OBDII wifi adapter? I have a Ford F-350 and iPad Mini3 Tablet? Or does this only work on Android?


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This is the one I got, but until I can figure this thing out, I'll have to reserve judgement. I have had it to connect to the FORSCAN App, so I guess it works. I played with it one day and left it plugged in. The next day, I touched it and it was very warm. So, I guess leaving it in is not a good idea!

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Thanks blwnsmoke. Are there instructions somewhere for loading PIDs? I bought the FORSCAN APP and a WiFi OBDII adapter, but instructions were pitiful. Also, I would have to sit there for hours with the truck idling. How did you get it all set up?
I'd be happy to help one on one with getting you setup but first please read through this thread.

FORScan App - Page 8 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Starts at around post 78 and then 82 and on. At post 82, I show step by step screen shots on how to get everything going. Frankly most of the thread is helpful but 78 and on is where I start going step by step with screen shots.

If you can't get it figured out after that, then please let me know.

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To the person talking about iOS, the app is available for apple/mac/iphone as well. It is slightly different but for the most part you can follow along my posts using Android to figure it out.

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A couple notes.. if you are using your cell phone instead of a tablet and using a wifi adapter, your cell phone will not receive data (emails, picture mail etc) that requires a data connection because that data connection is now on a wifi network.

You can use a bluetooth adapter however I can't help with the initial connection because I've never done it via bluetooth.

If you are going to use a tablet, I'd recommend the wifi adapter. Here is an adapter from Amazon that I use.

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I've left mine plugged in for 7 days without an issue but keep in mind that it will continue to use battery power because it stays live even with the ignition off.


Any other questions, let me know.
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