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Old 08-07-2008, 08:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I bit the bullet and went ahead and bought one before I thought about it too much. I'm glad I did. My mileage went up instantly. I monitor MPH, TPS, MPG, and water Temp.

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:38 AM   #23 (permalink)
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If my track car was OBDII I'd have ordered one already. Maybe in a few months if i find some money 'layin around' or I need a code scanned...

Hmm... wonder if my 94 F350 7.3L Deisel is OBDII... doubt it.
No it isn't really. The Scanguage won't work for it. My 96 7.3 is allegedly ODBII compliant, but there are only 3 things that the Scangauge 1 will read from it. It won't do fuel economy or pretty much anything else. I know the "newer" 7.3L trucks have an economy readout, so I'm sure the SCII would work with it. We are pretty much in the "very few exceptions" category.
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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2 assertions I'd like to inject:

1. There's no more cost effective way to get better mpg than to adjust the nut behind the wheel.

2. There is no better way to adjust the nut behind the wheel than to give the nut feedback on what works and what doesn't.
I'd like to add: Feedback in almost 'real time' where said nut behind the wheel can use the feedback to make an adjustment right now.

Part of my work keeps me involved in troubleshooting high tech manufacturing processes. Without reliable and timely feedback, the broken or 'limping along' process rarely gets any better.

I need a scangauge for my '96 Metro
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:04 PM   #25 (permalink)
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i just ordered one, the price of it did scare me a bit, but i figure i can use it for awhile, then possibly sell it after i learn better how to operate my car for best results. the price is hard to swallow when looking to save money on gas, and spending alot of money to save money. i do get that over time it would compensate, but at the moment im too lazy to add up how long that would take hahaha
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I interviewed the inventor a while back. He described 3 main markets:
  • Traditional gearheads: Ron explains, "these are the guys who in the old days used to install extra gauges on the dash that gave more info than the idiot lights could." Typically "performance" (speed) oriented folks, these DIY types want to know everything the car is doing when it's being pushed hard.
  • RV owners: these people have a kind of mixed interest. The engines in their (typically heavy, un-aerodynamic) vehicles also tend to get pushed fairly hard, so the drivers want to keep an eye on critical info. At the same time they're also concerned about fuel economy and want to monitor that as well.
  • Fuel economy nuts: these are the MPG obsessed folks (you know who you are) who, prior to the ScanGauge, had to rely on infrequent fill-ups, or relatively crude vacuum gauges for feedback on driving technique or changes made to their vehicles.
From: Interview with Ron DeLong, inventor of the ScanGauge - MetroMPG.com

Though with the recent run in fuel prices, and free advertising the SG has had in the mainstream media, I think the fuel saving crowd is their biggest market now. Based on the fact they never had an order backlog before $4 gas.
I know this is some good ol necromancing, but man is the SG awesome! I've been using mine for about four months, and couldn't imagine not having it.

For me, the purchase was obvious, as a gearhead and as someone interested in stretching the tank a little bit. With one button I can see my mileage, water temp, intake temp, and (when I choose to be less eco) approx HP. Not to mention everything else. It's a great piece of tech, and everybody should get one, if not for the mileage, but for the awesomeness!
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If you need one cheaper than ebay remember JC Whitney runs 20% off a single item coupons most every month couple that with the free shipping on orders $100 or more and your scanguage shipped to you is under $130.

Just google JC Whitney 20% coupon and you should be golden

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Old 07-10-2009, 12:59 PM   #28 (permalink)
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If you need one cheaper than ebay remember JC Whitney runs 20% off a single item coupons most every month couple that with the free shipping on orders $100 or more and your scanguage shipped to you is under $130.

Just google JC Whitney 20% coupon and you should be golden

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I just did this, $127.99 shipped Use coupon code BAWLAX9 I'm not sure how long this code is good for, but it worked on Monday....
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Worked for me too, last Friday.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:17 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Worked for me too, last Friday.
Best bet to just do a quick google search as that code changes almost every month or 2. Also there are occasionally better deals yet but usually involve purchasing a specific product along with the scanguage.

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