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Old 09-27-2010, 10:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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anyone know where the ultra gauge is made?

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Old 09-27-2010, 11:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Mount: Cut out the soft plastic ring, then slide the base underneath the edges of the speedo housing and the a/c housing. Then lock the lever.
Got it this time, thanks! I'll post a pic of the base for the next guy that tries it.

Did you do the VE Enable thing? I believe the right VE RPM setting is 4500 to help out with the MPG readings on the smart Fortwo; you'd mentioned not getting very good numbers for that. Since we have a MAP sensor, not an MAF, that needs to be enabled. I'm not getting wild numbers like you reported, and I haven't had time to do a calibration yet (just got it in the mail at work today).
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anyone know where the ultra gauge is made?
It has a 'Made in China' sticker on it, so I'm guessing...

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Old 09-28-2010, 12:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Did you do the VE Enable thing? I believe the right VE RPM setting is 4500 to help out with the MPG readings on the smart Fortwo; you'd mentioned not getting very good numbers for that. Since we have a MAP sensor, not an MAF, that needs to be enabled.
Thanks for the tip. I'll try that. Maybe that was the problem. I've been getting an idle RPM of 940 which doesn't seem right.
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Thanks for the tip. I'll try that. Maybe that was the problem. I've been getting an idle RPM of 940 which doesn't seem right.
Hmmmm, well, the VE RPM setting I mentioned is just to help with MPG readings. Why don't you think the 940 idle rpm is accurate? It doesn't seem out of range to me...
Wait - here is a whole thread discussing idle rpm - I think you're fine at 940.

Well - I can't post links yet here. There is a thread on SCOA where folks talk about idle rpm's ranging from 1300-1400 cold, 900-950 warm.

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Gotta get my posts up before I can post that pic of the smart Fortwo mounting of the Ultra-Gauge I referred to....la la la la
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Dude, you're a great read. I hope you knew that, 'cause if you didn't it just pisses the hell out of me that you're that entertaining by accident.
Right??? I don't think I've ever read a more entertaining review, about anything, anywhere. Cracked me the f up.

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