Which four functions do you set your ScanGauge to?

Discussion in 'ScanGauge' started by Chuck, Oct 4, 2008.


Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

  1. MPG

  2. MPH or KPH

  3. MAP

  4. GPH

  5. LOD

  6. LP

  7. RPM

  8. TPS

  9. fWT (Coolant Temperature)

  10. fIA (Intake Air Temperature)

  11. FPR

  12. VLT

  13. CPM

  14. IGN

  15. Custom Settings

  16. I use more than one ScanGage while driving

  17. I use metric settings

  18. SoC

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. fuzzy

    fuzzy Mild hypermiler

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    MPG, trip average MPG, IGN, and fWT.

    For my Suby, IGN=45 is my alternative to DWL, and is the closest equivalent (so far) to the Civic's SAHM mode. A partial grill block necessitates fWT.

    Before the later two became necessary, GPH was on my list.
  2. jdhog

    jdhog Hyper Smiler

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    Interesting to note that only one poll vote for Cost Per Mile. When cost is such an important stat. But I guess that depends on always entering the price at the pump and relying on accurate calibration. It would be an interesting stat to compare between vehicles and drivers....

    So if monitoring coolant temp, what do you do if it gets too high, speed up, slow down or remove the block?
  3. fuzzy

    fuzzy Mild hypermiler

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    My block is merely clear plastic tape over the upper grill slots, 8 slots total. Lower grill is still open. When the temp gets too high, I go open up another slot.

    Two slots had to be opened almost immediately, to halt a rapid oscillation visible only on the SGII, not on the car's analog gauge. One more was opened on a steep cool grade (old Loveland Pass), and a fourth opened on a steep hot grade (Death Valley). Now that winter is nearly here, the last may get recovered.
  4. fuzzy

    fuzzy Mild hypermiler

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    That math is easy enough to do in my head, from other information. My SGII display is full of things that cannot be derived from other info.
  5. 4X4

    4X4 Member

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    LPK Litres /100Km
    CWT Celsius Water/Coolant Temperature
    DTE Distance to empty
    KPH Kilometres per hour
  6. Giffer2

    Giffer2 Active Member

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    (Current Trip MPG)(Current Tank Distance)
    (Current Tank MPG)(Current Tank Distance to Empty)
  7. Scion_xB

    Scion_xB Member

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    MPG - Instantaneous miles per gallon
    fWt - my Scion xB auto trans will only shift into high when water temp reaches 139 - when it reaches 182 I turn on the heater and open the vents to outside air
    MPH - no particular reason - I may try TPS instead
    RPM - gives me some idea of a good range for fuel economy

    I check my trip mileage after every drive.

  8. melinuxfool

    melinuxfool Well-Known Member

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    MPG, RPM (since my truck doesn't have a tach), LOD, and an X-Gauge for Current Trip MPG so I'm not having to cycle back and forth.
  9. Psion

    Psion Hyper-Beginner

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    Just got mine in on Saturday.
    Still fiddling with settings as I'm trying to learn the thing...including wondering if I should try programming something into the XGauge, and what that might be.
    Today (lol) I've got:
    iMPG GPH
    IGN avgMPG
    Still trying to figure out how IGN or LOD or TPS or anything else will help me improve, as i don't know what to look for.
  10. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    Re: Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    Try the Prius "gps" XGauge. I've seen that work in a few toyotas.

  11. WolfSoul

    WolfSoul Member

    I've settled on:

    aFE . . . . MPG
    MPH . . . . TPS or LOD

    I've got the lower right on LOD right now, but I think I like TPS better. I did have other FE options up for a while (daily and tank FE), but found that I really don't care what my daily is as I try to maximize every trip and I just hand calculate tank FE when I fill up (old habits die hard). I see not many use MPH, but I like it because then I can just glance at the scan gauge instead of looking there and at the dash gauges. Plus I'm a digital kinda guy I guess. Put a dial clock in front of me and I have to stop and think for a second. :)
  12. Psion

    Psion Hyper-Beginner

    Tried a couple of the Xgauge programs, but have only been successful with afe.
    gps wouldn't work for some reason...couldn't figure out what I missed.
    Oh well. Need to spend some time investigating further.
  13. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    I wouldn't give it too much time. If gps doesn't work, it probably just doesn't work on the corolla. Sorry.

  14. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    MPG and TPS are always up. The others vacillate between RPM, FWT, and VLT (the latter to see when cooling fans come on). FIA also makes an occasional appearance for curiosity's sake, and I flip over take a look at current avg. mpg once in a while too.
  15. Paul58

    Paul58 NooB

    My SG is set up to monitor:

    AVG MPG per Tank.................AVG MPG per Trip
  16. smartzuuk

    smartzuuk Efficiency Matters

    Albeit metric, I use the TRIP FUEL ECONOMY 'AVG', INSTANT FUEL ECONOMY 'LHK', an X-Gauge for TURBO BOOST, I call it 'TUR' (essentially MAP less 14.5 PSI) and either COOLANT TEMP or LOD

    This is on my 2005 smart fortwo cdi 0.8 litre 3 cylinder diesel
  17. paulbates

    paulbates Well-Known Member

    After fiddling with it, I get the best results with

    LOD gets me in the neighborhood, 8 - 10 for low 50mph cruising.
    TCS is Torque converter slip in RPMs. Shows how hard the transmission is working. Can be 1000 down to typically 150. Can be negative when gliding
    GPH - Gallons per hour is the goal. Keep it at the lowest possible without losing speed. The other 3 help get this where it should be
    HPR Horespower is helpful for cruise. Keeping it right under 20 for highway cruising. LOD is course adjustment, this is fine adjustment.

    I have been averaging 3mpg higher playing with this and getting a little better at it. And its better for me to not see actual MPG while driving. Its better to look at the trip computer when I arrive.

    I tried IGN, couldn't get it under control. I also tried TPS, again I couldn't get results with it.
    TCS is a VPW X-Guage for my 2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L V6.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011
  18. wpete2

    wpete2 Member

    Typically MPG/trip, cost/trip, Fwt, ign or vlt.
    I also have loaded several x-gauge functions to check occasionally A/F (air/fuel) SF1 (short term fuel trim) LF1 (long term fuel trim) FAN (electric cooling fan) ACC (ac compressor) AVT (VVT setting) KNR (knock retard).
    Great support from Scangauge over on miata.net for extra x-gauge ftns.
    Looking to try out the perf ftn's on my new 2nd SG.
  19. SD3_Driver

    SD3_Driver Well-Known Member

    For the SRT
    MPG, AFT (instant fe avg), GPH and FIA
    for the FFH
    MPG, AFT, GPH, SOC..
  20. Unleaded

    Unleaded Well-Known Member

    Had my Scangauge for a week now...

    I mainly keep mine on RPM, GPH, HPR, and LOD. I occasionally the others. I have programed EGR and Fuel Pump Duty Cycle into mine. Nice to see what the car is doing.

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