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Old 03-26-2011, 02:44 PM   #11
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The on board computer is pretty nice with the new Sprinters. It does give you how many miles you can go with current fuel, constant readout in MPG based on your current driving, etc. Our GWV Legend came with the optional steering wheel control buttons so I can thumb flick through all the gauges and readings. Still haven't hit the road yet so won't know more intimately until I do.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:18 AM   #12
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Picked up a Scan Gauge II in SC at CW for $185 all in.
Will post up any interesting tidbits of info if I ever get it hooked up and working.
Just got back from 12 days out, south to warmth, then back.
To snow on the ground, and mid-teen temps overnight.
It is Spring, isn't it???
Should have stayed in SC or FL or TX.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #13
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There are ways to get the gauge to show more info, using the X-Gauge, I was able to get e Tranny Temp to display. I have a gas engine, and therefore should not have an Allison tranny; but those are the setting I had to use, to see the fluid temperature.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:13 AM   #14
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There are ways to get the gauge to show more info, using the X-Gauge, I was able to get e Tranny Temp to display. I have a gas engine, and therefore should not have an Allison tranny; but those are the setting I had to use, to see the fluid temperature.
That's interesting. We have an 07 C190P Roadtrek on the Chevy, and the tranny gauge codes worked first time in, with the engine set to 6.0 litre. i don't think we even had to set a transmission type in the setup. Scangauge sent me a code for oil temp to test, but that did not work, unfortunately.

Now that we have the Scangauge dialed in, we never worry about getting the tank completely full and run all the gas calc off the Scangauge. We tested for a long time, and on average for a trip, it was always within .5% of what we got the old fashioned way. A very useful tool.

The only thing that we found was that to get the unit really accurate, we had to let use the speed correction to correct the odometer reading. Scangauge says they are separate, but ours didn't appear to work that way. With a 0% correction on the speed, which is actually 2% off, we get the right odometer reading, and thus the right fuel use calculation. I suppose we could have made that same correction in the fuel compensation, but then the odometer would have been off. We found no way to get the odometer and speed both correct at the same time.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:21 AM   #15
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That's interesting. We have an 07 C190P Roadtrek on the Chevy, and the tranny gauge codes worked first time in, with the engine set to 6.0 litre. i don't think we even had to set a transmission type in the setup. Scangauge sent me a code for oil temp to test, but that did not work, unfortunately........
Hmmm. I will check my settings. I'm sure I reset the engine size, when I moved it from our Toyota 4Runner to the '08 190V Roadtrek. It is a 2008 Chevy van, that R/T turned into an RV, in 2009.

If you have an opportunity sometime, could you write down the X-Gauge settings you used for the tranny temps. I am now dubious of the reading I may be getting.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:53 PM   #16
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That's interesting. We have an 07 C190P Roadtrek on the Chevy, and the tranny gauge codes worked first time in, with the engine set to 6.0 litre. i don't think we even had to set a transmission type in the setup. Scangauge sent me a code for oil temp to test, but that did not work, unfortunately........
Hmmm. I will check my settings. I'm sure I reset the engine size, when I moved it from our Toyota 4Runner to the '08 190V Roadtrek. It is a 2008 Chevy van, that R/T turned into an RV, in 2009.

If you have an opportunity sometime, could you write down the X-Gauge settings you used for the tranny temps. I am now dubious of the reading I may be getting.
Here we go, but the chance of a typo are kind of big-lots of numbers

TXD 6C10F122194001

RXF 046205190640

RXD 3008

MTH 00090005FFD8

NAM TFT

Here is a link to the Scanguage code list

http://www.scangauge.com/support/pdfs/XGAUGE.pdf
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Here we go, but the chance of a typo are kind of big-lots of numbers

TXD 6C10F122194001

RXF 046205190640

RXD 3008

MTH 00090005FFD8

NAM TFT

Here is a link to the Scanguage code list

http://www.scangauge.com/support/pdfs/XGAUGE.pdf
I tried your set of numbers. My TFT showed no info (blank), with those numbers.
Your numbers come from the "GM VPW" group.

The only way I can get any info at all, is to use the settings from the "GM CANSF" group.
Then I get a steady "32" using the non-Allison settings, and a more realistic number with the Allison settings.

I checked the Mode setting. It is set to CANSF. This is probably why your VPW settings didn't work for me. Also, this is a setting that is done automatically, after hooking up the Scan Gauge II, and starting the engine.

In the "Mode" settings, I can choose VPW or CANSF (and a few others). I can't seem to determine why I would want to choose one over the other. Any ideas?
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:15 AM   #18
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Here we go, but the chance of a typo are kind of big-lots of numbers

TXD 6C10F122194001

RXF 046205190640

RXD 3008

MTH 00090005FFD8

NAM TFT

Here is a link to the Scanguage code list

http://www.scangauge.com/support/pdfs/XGAUGE.pdf
I tried your set of numbers. My TFT showed no info (blank), with those numbers.
Your numbers come from the "GM VPW" group.

The only way I can get any info at all, is to use the settings from the "GM CANSF" group.
Then I get a steady "32" using the non-Allison settings, and a more realistic number with the Allison settings.

I checked the Mode setting. It is set to CANSF. This is probably why your VPW settings didn't work for me. Also, this is a setting that is done automatically, after hooking up the Scan Gauge II, and starting the engine.

In the "Mode" settings, I can choose VPW or CANSF (and a few others). I can't seem to determine why I would want to choose one over the other. Any ideas?
It appears things changed in 08. Probably best to call Scangauge and ask them. I read on some GM truck boards that you can change certain digits so the Scangauge looks at the TCM instead of the PCM and that is probably why the Allison codes give a reading. The Allison programming would all be in the TCM, but GM put it all in the ECM. So what you need to do is send it to the TCM and then have the right codes for GM other than Allison.
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Yup. I'll be swinging by AutoZone next time I'm in the sunny south.
Just an aside to all the fun with Scangauge stuff.
I went to at least 3 AutoZone stores in the Gulf States and one in Texas, and no one had
heard of them. The Scangauge website lists them as a distributor, but says you should
as for part #SG2, which I didn't know. They did all have some other brands of OBD II
compatible auto analysis boxes. One was only $60 but I was looking for the ScanGauge II,
and nothing but, would do.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #20
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Mike,
You should be able to get them closer to home. You might contact the local Rice-Burner car club, and see if they have any leads on Scan Gauges. Many people use them in their econo-box cars, to maximize their MPG. Not just for motor homes.
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