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Old 05-26-2014, 07:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Scangauge- worthy for diesel?

Till I found this amazing site , I didnt hear nothing about this tool. Now, I am very curious, reading other posts and stories about the benefits of Scangauge, how worthy is to have one for my Audi A4 , 1.9 TDi PD, 130 HP, 2003 year? What can I do with it, what can I observe with, what can I improve with, regarding hypemiling, things thta I cant do without such a tool? Does anyone knows a good one, even used , for a very good price? Thanks!


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Old 05-26-2014, 07:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are three really useful things SG can show you, Load, Water Temp and Intake Air temp. The rest is nice but less important. IMO it probably saves 5-10% vs driving 'blind'.

If you don't want to spend on a SG, if you have an Android phone you can download Torque and buy a $10 OBD Bluetooth dongle on eBay. Look in the instrumentation section for the thread on it.
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With the scangauge on my TDI (2000 year, 1.9 TDI ALH, OBDII), I typically watch the instant FE, the average FE, the intake air temp, and the water temp.

The free version of Torque does not offer a diesel engine option for calculating the FE, but the paid version plus the OBD Bluetooth dongle is still cheaper than the scangauge (if you already have an Android smart phone)
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From what I saw, the important things are load engine and throttle position, and for such things, which I dont have on my trip computer, I would like to have such a tool. If the SG or Torque Pro, doesnt work with my diesel engine, then I have to improve my hypermiling just observing my board computer!
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I will try to put the Torque Pro on my phone; because the display is not too large, which are the important informations, from ECU, which I have to put on display, to be able to improve my driving habits? ( load engine or fuel consumption or throttle or.., and which are the optimal values, especially to load engine and throttle or other parameter to follow?). Thanks!
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i have an Ultragauge on my TDI. 2 pages including water temp, instant mpg, avg mpg, throttle position, oil change miles, etc. there are 6 gauges per page, some repeat. $70.00 is what i paid. it's paid for itself and is now paying me.
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Today I have made my first test with Torque Pro, following especially Throttle and Load Engine. I have tried to be around 70-80& with the throttle when I shifted( I realize that till now I didnt so at all), and I am not sure yet with the load engine how to do: usually I kept it around 40-60, sometimes higher, and this percents were realized in 5th gear around 1200-1400 rpm, and in 4th gear, around the same rpm. What do you advice me to improve in my manner of driving and what to follow in the future?

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