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Thinking about getting a ScanGuage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shawns Lawns, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    I saw this in consumer reports and have been checking them out. Does anyone currently use this and if so how do you like it. http://scanguage.com/
    It's $169.99 inc Shipping. What do you think?

    These are some of the things it can do
    Reads Trouble Codes
    » Reads conditions that set the Trouble Code
    » Clears Trouble Codes
    » Turns off "Check Engine" light

    » Tells you when vehicle is "Ready" to pass OBDII testing
    » Make and store up to 10 rewritable special codes
    to send to the vehicle computer

    » Fuel Economy
    » Fuel Rate
    » Battery Voltage
    » Coolant Temperature
    » Intake Air Temperature
    » Engine Speed (RPM)
    » Vehicle speed (MPH)
    » Manifold Pressure
    (not available on some vehicles)
    » Engine Load
    » Throttle Position
    » Ignition Timing
    » Open/Closed Loop

    » Maximum Speed
    » Average Speed
    » Maximum Coolant Temperature
    » Maximum RPM
    » Driving Time
    » Driving Distance
    » Fuel Used
    » Trip Fuel Economy
    » Distance to Empty
    » Time to Empty
    » Fuel to Empty
  2. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    i would pass and get a machine that reads misfires also. it is really nice to know before you dump $$ into plugs, wires, cap and rotor (if it is not distributorless ignition) that it is a cylinder specific misfire which tells you to check mechanical failures as well (burnt valve, bent pushrod, etc)
    a cheap scan tool is beter than nothing, but you will totally get what you pay for. also, you may have to get other chips or "keys" to read different vehicles.

    the snap on scanners are nice and you can make payments. also, check out spx corp's scanners.
  3. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    Anybody else???:waving:
  4. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Have earlier model on my'03 F250 diesel. Found it to be more accurate than overhead console gauge. If you are after economy and will pay attention it will help. Watching this I got 20 mpg on a 2100 mile trip a couple of weeks ago. Truck is 4x4 crew cab long bed with camper top( cab height)
  5. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    I purchased one to test a new product we have been working on.

    This has been fantastic for learning more than you ever thought possible about how your engine works, your driving habits, etc.

    I got it at


    The product we are developing and testing was written up at


    In short, this can be switched from vehicle to vehicle and you "will" learn many times what it cost.
  6. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

  7. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    Thanks for the info:waving:

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