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Old 09-28-2010, 01:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Now I have one problem, it is very hard to get scangauge in Europe
Mine got delivered in a matter of days.
I ordered from scangauge.net / Telematica in Greece.
Ordering page : Order ScanGaugeII in Europe with your CreditCard - phone - email or by a local reseller in your country. Now scangaugeII is available in Europe

It's 149 euro, delivery included.


I'm not really happy with the ScanGauge on my Volvo / PSA diesel though.
The tank average is varying wildly, and most often way off the mark.
One tank it's reading far too low, then after adjusting it reads far too high !

Actually, I'm thinking of selling it and getting another solution with a logging capability.

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euromodder, I find the Scangauge corrects better if you make your adjustments small. If you are correcting for fuel used at the fillup, make your correction only half of actual, and the gauge will close in on accuracy. Eventually your changes will be less than 2 liters and you should stop correcting at that point.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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euromodder: maybe you want to sell it for me? ;]
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Mine came from Greece also. If you want to sell you have a client right here in Arturasz I like mine as it has also cleared codes from Mrs A's Octavia when the local cowboys decided to disturb her Airbag system whilst trying to fix her rear wiper - how ? No idea.

It works for me. I don't rely on the long term gauges much but I do compare AVE (average MPG) to MPG (live MPG - which updates far more often than the VW one - about twice a second) to get the best MPG. I also watch water temp, intake temp (both useful if grill blocking) and MAP. I don't quite get LOD (LOaD apparently) but GPH is pretty good.

The only real measure is the tank to tank fill up, everything else is just an estimate anyway. And even that is tricky with expansion tanks, vents and so on.

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Scangauge works just fine on VW diesels. I've found I can get accurate readings immediately after a reset by setting the displacement to 1.4L instead of 1.9L. Even if you don't, you can go through 2 tanks of fuel correcting it each time and it will remain accurate.
I will add a thanks for the 1.4L hack. When I unplugged mine it forgot about being in a 1.9 VW and decided I was burning more GPH that it had on my system before - the 1.4 hack returned it to normal. I will need to recalibrate I think.

Art - If you can increase your (already impressive) MPG by 10 then work out what you would save on a tank. If you can save the equivalent of the cost of the SG2 in a reasonable period, say 3-6 months, then go for it. Otherwise what you have is just fine.
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Arragonis: you decide from plugs color? ;]
Not just colour. Size, shape and pin count are the same plus I think you have the same engine as me (130 PD TDI ?).

My (sometimes naked at the front window) 70 year old neighbour had a 1.9 130 Audi A6 Auto a while back and the engine was identical, the SG worked on theirs. Hard to work out the year as they had a private plate and are usually drunk - hence the nakedness.

Long story, not nice
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Arragonis, mine Audi A6 has old simple TDI engine VP - 110 HP... Sadly it doesn't have board computer, so I don't see how my behavior affects fuel consumption. I don't believe that this device will save tons of fuel, but who knows? ;]

BTW: How you created such signature?
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BTW: How you created such signature?
You must first enter your car in the EcoModder "garage" :

Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com

Once you have filled in the details and have started a fuel log for the car, you can make such a signature :

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ture-2117.html
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Only imperial units? ;[
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Only imperial units? ;[
In the EM-garage, I'm afraid so

There are conversion tools in the "Tools" area
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More conversions than you could ever need are found at :
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The menu on the right leads to just about every known unit conversion
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Thanks euromodder. By the way You really don't want to sell ScanGauge for me? ;]

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