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Old 06-22-2008, 07:20 PM   #11
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Scanguage isn't the only option, there's also the more expensive Dashdyno SPD, which is better during FAS P & G because it doesn't turn off.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:06 AM   #12
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Buy it for $159.95 and it is allways worth $130 if you want to resell it.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:44 PM   #13
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if you set the scangauge to hybrid mode, it doesn't cut off either.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:34 PM   #14
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be sure to check out the X-gauge features as well. that is included in the software on the new scangauge II. you can also see things like horsepower and torque, not that we really care about that. still kinda cool.
Nothing kinda about it. Knock Retard and Long Term Fuel Trim are essential for mileage testing. Name a low cost scan tool that provides transmission temperature. Thanks to those sensors the Scangauge blows away pretty much every low cost scan tool on the market while demonstrating what a bunch of charlatans scan tool makers are.
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Do yourself a favor and get the scanguage because it does much more than your DIC does.. And congrats on your new Cobalt.
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:21 PM   #16
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Day 2 with ScanGauge.

I've been driving TOO GENTLY! When you can watch the mileage go up as you accelerate uphill, you can figure you've been driving too slow. Now I can try and minimize block fuel consumption on the repetitive trip to and from work. ScanGauge let's me see how much fuel is consumed on each leg for comparison.

Cleared error code on Caravan without bothering mechanic next door who I would always feel obligated to throw business at when he checks the car for free. "Catalytic converter low efficiency" Hmmmmmm. I'll wait and see if it comes back. Yes it is going to closed loop operation. Cool.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:10 AM   #17
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I've been driving TOO GENTLY!
Yep, that's what I found also after just a few days with my ScanGauge. I was accelerating too slowly and lingering at a low mpg for too long. Now I accelerate faster to get up enough speed to coast sooner and farther. The first time I tried faster acceleration, I went from 23 to 28 mpg on a short in-town trip.
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Scangauge is an excellent tool not only for hypermiling but when the time eventually comes when you car throws a DTC you have a pretty good idea what the problem maybe. The DTC's are easy to look up in the shop manual so you can look at it yourself or when you take it in you will know when the stealership is giving you line of BS.

I have owned the Scangauge for over a year, excellent functionality, and I highly recommend it. The Cobalt is a real nice ride.
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so with the ELM327 it will tell your mpg live like scangauge?
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Depending on which software you use, the ELM327 will give you live MPG. There's lots of software choices for it, many open-source.
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