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Old 06-10-2008, 04:46 AM   #1
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Generic scangauge?

I've been lurking around this site for awhile and was just wondering where everyone purchases their scangauges and what's the price range. I was browsing around ebay and came across this link:

http://www.ideamaster.com/mm.htm

Has anyone tried this?

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Old 06-10-2008, 06:02 AM   #2
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It's just a vacuum gauge..

Useful in some circumstances but it is a long way from being a scangauge.
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The fuel rate monitor linked in my sig is far more useful than a vacuum gauge, though both together could be even better.
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I say just buy a scangauge. I keep finding more and more useful information on mine every day. I just wish I could display more than 4 lines of info. 6 or even 8 would be nice.
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I say just buy a scangauge. I keep finding more and more useful information on mine every day. I just wish I could display more than 4 lines of info. 6 or even 8 would be nice.
Get an OBD2 streamer and a craptop.

I'm going to be getting an OBD2 streamer and writing a program for my windows mobile phone so I can scan codes, clear them, view live data, and log data as well. When I get a car that's worth a crap I'm going to build into the program the ability to change ignition timing and such too.
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dkjones96, I'm very interested in your project...been looking to do the same thing. I was thinking of getting something ELM327-based and seeing if I could add a couple auxilliary inputs to it, or work them into an existing program to come in through another port.
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There are bluetooth based ELM327 devices.. You wouldn't even have to plug it into the phone..

I have an ELM327 on the way, I ordered last week.
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The EML327 is what I was looking at and it sounds like I need to find a bluetooth one now.
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