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Old 05-18-2011, 08:19 PM   #29
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That UltraGauge looks like it will be a strong competitor to the ScanGauge. Especially with the price at one third that of ScanGauge. I would probably have gotten that instead of ScanGauge if it had been available (or I knew about it). Don't know when it went on the market.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:31 AM   #30
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I have looked over the Ultra Gauge web site and I do not find any information that would indicate the Ultra Gauge will measure transmission temperatures. This to me would seem to be a critical measurement while towing.

Am I missing something? Is this something measured by the alarms?
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:43 AM   #31
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UltraGauge currently does not support Manufacturer specific gauges such as Transmission temperature.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:59 AM   #32
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First Usage Report.

It appears that neither gauge supports transmission temperature from all I read. They both support coolant temperature. In my case we have a manual transmission and it's not an issue. Both these devices can only display info supplied by the manufacturer. For example both gauges support battery voltage but Honda does not provide it on our 2004 Honda CRV.

Today I drove into Logan airport during morning rush to drop some people off from York, ME, some 142 miles.

I stopped for gas when I got home.

The scan gauge said we averaged 27.7 mpg and used 5.1 gallons.

To test accuracy I filled up and I calculated that we averaged 27.68 mpg and used 5.18 gallons.

During the trip we averaged 43.4 mph, indicative of the morning rush hour traffic.

All in all I found the gauge pretty accurate.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:07 AM   #33
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Transmission temperature support YES on Scangauge II .I use it all the time.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:12 AM   #34
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Transmission temperature support YES on Scangauge II .I use it all the time.
I didn't see it on their web site. Definitely worth having with an automatic.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:31 AM   #35
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I didn't see it on their web site. Definitely worth having with an automatic.

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You probably have to make an X-gauge for it. That's where you create a custom gauge by accessing vehicle-specific info. X-gauge can also do some math to create custom readouts.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:52 AM   #36
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I contacted Scangauge and they now provide transmission temps for Ford, GM and some VWs. They are working on Toyota. Ultra scan is presently in development for Ford, GM and Toyota Prius. If you are an Ultrascan user you can offer to be part of the beta program for transmission temperature gauges.

Unlike the other gauges, there is apparantly not a manufacturer's standard.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:20 PM   #37
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I have a ScangauageII. I was able to get trans temp on my 2002 Tacoma V6 / AT by using the "X-gauge" function.

I have not been able to get trans temp on my Nissan Frontier yet. But I really like the Scan gauge.

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:41 AM   #38
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Not that it seems to make much difference finacially but interesting to me. I made a repeat trip to Logan now more conscious of Ultra Scan and instantaneous mileage. The first trip I averaged 27.7 mpg on this second virtually identical trip I averaged 28.6 mpg. I'm really curious to see how the numbers change when towing.

Having information always helps.

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:02 PM   #39
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I am just curious if anyone here is using a scan gauge to improve fuel mileage.
I bought one specifically to help find my 'sweet spot' when towing my Trillium. I drive long distances, like 4,000 miles back and forth from Florida, so every little bit helps. After you input the engine size and gas tank capacity initially you need to update the amount of fuel (and cost if that interests you) at each fill up but the system calculates usage so accurately it prompts you with the number of gallons it expected to be added although this number can be adjusted. I now drive slower generally and I don't mind slowing down a bit on hills. The instrument pays for itself in short order. I don't hold up traffic. I pull over on 2 lane roads if a few cars back up behind me and I stay in one of the right hand lanes on the interstate.
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Barrie, We're heading to your neck of the woods, PEI, in JUly for the egg rally. It will be our first towing test of the gauge. Looking forward to the test.

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I contacted Scangauge and they now provide transmission temps for Ford, GM and some VWs. They are working on Toyota. Ultra scan is presently in development for Ford, GM and Toyota Prius. If you are an Ultrascan user you can offer to be part of the beta program for transmission temperature gauges.

Unlike the other gauges, there is apparantly not a manufacturer's standard.

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I believe you meant to say "Ultragauge". There is a device called Ultrascan but it's thousands of dollars (a pro mechanic tool).
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:25 PM   #42
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Quite correct Mike.

Another chance to play around with Ultra Gauge today. If your going down a slight incline and take your foot off the gas the instantaneous mpg jumps to 60 mpg, if you put the car in neutral it jumps over 100 mpg. Easy to do on our manual transmission.

With the Ultragauge, driving on the backroads, I now get highway mileage.


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