Which four functions do you set your ScanGauge to?

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Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

  1. MPG

    77.6%
  2. MPH or KPH

    20.2%
  3. MAP

    3.8%
  4. GPH

    24.6%
  5. LOD

    29.0%
  6. LP

    2.7%
  7. RPM

    29.0%
  8. TPS

    38.3%
  9. fWT (Coolant Temperature)

    47.5%
  10. fIA (Intake Air Temperature)

    8.7%
  11. FPR

    0.5%
  12. VLT

    19.1%
  13. CPM

    1.6%
  14. IGN

    18.0%
  15. Custom Settings

    48.1%
  16. I use more than one ScanGage while driving

    3.3%
  17. I use metric settings

    13.7%
  18. SoC

    10.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Which four functions do you set your ScanGage to?

    Please tell me of any additions or edits on this poll.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2008
  2. lamebums

    lamebums Member

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

    I flip between MPG, GPH, LOD, TPS, IGN, fWT, RPM, and trip mileage. With one scangauge.

    (Yes, I need another.)
     
  3. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

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

    Most of the time I use MPG, RPM. VLT, and FWT and periodically check averge MPG. These settings gives me the chance to watch FE while also watching the electrical system and temperature for unexpected problems. The car has a temperature guage but it doesn't have any numbers just a cold, normal and hot. I just wish I could use the scan guage on my daily driver.
     
  4. bomber991

    bomber991 Well-Known Member

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

    Tank MPG..................Current Trip MPG
    Instantaneous MPG.....Battery Voltage

    That way I can see how good I do on a segment with the current trip mpg, and I can see what my tank mpg is so I know that if I got 34mpg on a trip if it brought my tank average up or down. Instant mpg so I can dwl, and battery voltage so I can shutoff at lights.

    I want to hear what Wayne and Sean have, cause they both seem to get some crazy high numbers.
     
  5. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

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

    I'm currently running 2 SG's. I'll see if I can remember off the top of my head which I'm monitoring.:eek:
    IGN........RPM
    FWT........SOC

    gps(gas pedal sensor)........CTA(current trip average)
    EVM(EV mode on or off).......BTA(HV pack amps)

    When I'm on the highway I switch out EVM for TPS so I can get to the elusive TPS 17 for the most effective SHM(Super Highway Mode). My current set up has been partially responsible for my last two tanks of 99.6 and 101.1 respectively.
     
  6. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

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

    I've just got the following on mine:

    Column1Column2
    Current Trip MPGWater temp
    Instantaneous MPGBattery Voltage


    The ones on the left are the critical ones -- the voltage is the next most important and water temp lets me know ahead of time what to expect of RPM behavior when throwing the car into N and also what kind of power to expect while accelerating.

    Thanks for the compliment, Justin. :eek:
     
  7. lightfoot

    lightfoot Reformed speeder

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

    On the Subaru I choose:

    dFE (XGage for daily average mpg)
    iMPG
    GPH
    LOD or TPS

    The two top ones are important.

    I use GPH to see if the SG has gone into one of its annoying 10 GPH fits during a FAS so I can restart the ICE to clear it. And to clear the 0.24GPH that pops up during a FAS after about 10 sec (kicking the gas clears it).
     
  8. flatty

    flatty Member

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

    TPS - primary right foot indicator
    MAP - engine load - try to keep below 8".
    MPG - indicator for top 2.
    CTA - programmed xguage ('current trip average' moved to a guage)


    (LOD - I believe that they are trying to calculate '% Power' but it doesn't seem to work in my car.)
     
  9. southerncannuck

    southerncannuck Well-Known Member

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

    trip mpg instant mpg
    tank mpg water temp.

    Good morning everybody.
     
  10. Nanci

    Nanci Well-Known Member

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

    I think I'm pretty settled in with:

    Instant MPG....Trip MPG

    LOD/sometimes check DTE.....Tank MPG
     
  11. FocusGuy77

    FocusGuy77 Guy with Focus

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

    I recently programmed in HorsePower on an Xguage, and was having fun until I realized that it must be off. I've seen a high of 140 instant HP on the Focus which was SAE rated at 130 HP when it was new, eight years ago. Same for the van: read 209 HP, rated at 200 HP. For the engines' ages I would expect them to have a lower-than-rated HP readout. How accurate could this guage be?
     
  12. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

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

    I use two gagues, one SGII and one SGIIx

    on the SGII:
    RPM TPS
    IGN cWT

    on SGIIx
    rpm soc
    gps gas

    Explanation:
    RPM - This is the ODBII RPM and I leave it up if I want to flip to another gauge on SGIIx.
    IGN - I use this to tell when the Prius is in S1 and when it's in SHM.
    TPS - I usually only use this for SHM
    cWT - I use coolant temp to tell when to force my Prius into S4
    rpm - XGauge that lets me know the input RPM (about 1 second before ODBII).
    gps - XGauge that tells me the amount of pressure being applied to the gas pedal
    soc - XGauge that tells me the state of charge of my hybrid battery.
    gas - XGauge that tells me how much gas I have left.

    EDIT: I also do everything in metric and suggest others do the same. My Prius was designed, built and tested in metric units, so anything non-metric is derived. I find that the derived (non-metric) readings are less accurate than the metric ones. I also find that metric speed gives me finer granularity so it's easier to tell from my speedo when I start to decel or accel. Metric temps are also easier for me to read all the important thresholds in my thermo logic are metric based (40c, 60c, 70c, 80c).

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    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  13. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

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

    I'm still varying all over the place, but I think I've got
    RPM, injector, kW, and fuel% up right now. kW is a slight mod
    of the HP xgauge where I'm dividing by 31 instead. Seems to be
    pretty close to reality given what I know about baseline loading
    in the Prius control algorithms.
    .
    _H*
     
  14. 06hch2

    06hch2 Well-Known Member

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

    tps, mpg, rpm, and ign. don't know why ign is not used more. its tells me when i'm in the fe sweet spot.
     
  15. Mike78

    Mike78 Well-Known Member

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

    I almost have the same as Bomber.

    Tank MPG (TPG - Tank [mile] Per Gallon)
    Current Trip MPG (CPG - Current [mile] Per Gallon)
    Instant MPG
    TPS

    It's all about the MPG:flag:
     
  16. Showbizk

    Showbizk Well-Known Member

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

    fWT MPG
    MPH GPH

    Thinking of replacing MPH with tFE Xgauge since I check the trip mpg after every stop anyway. Speaking of which, does anyone know how to reset DAY values manually? Occasionally I drive late in the evening (9 p.m. or so) and the next morning, at 7:30-ish, the DAY values don't reset. Consequently, if I do this consistently, the DAY value can represent several days accumulation.
     
  17. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

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

    There isn't a way to do that. Drives me nuts, too.
     
  18. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

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

    On the gas Jetta: GPH, LOD, VLT and Xgauge for trip average mpg.

    On the TDI Golf: GPH, LOD, MAP, and Xgauge for trip average mpg.

    GPH is always good for monitoring fuel consumption directly even when you're stopped. I also often use it to gauge my pulses (usually try to keep below 3.0-3.5gph on the gas Jetta).

    LOD is good for monitoring my DWL efforts.

    VLT is needed on the gas car so I don't drain the battery too low while FASing. Less of an issue on the Golf since the diesel idles more efficiently and I don't FAS it as much (I also don't drive it as much).

    MAP is handy on the TDI because it's an indirect measure of boost pressure (subtract the nominal ambient air pressure -- usually in the 14s -- from MAP and you have boost psi). This is my usual tool for gauging pulses on the diesel, and I try to keep it below 22-23 psi.

    By far the Xgauge that I use the most is "Avg" (trip average). Because the SG gives inconsistent results on both my cars I don't use it a lot, but it's sometimes helpful in a relative sense. At least the SG is fairly consistent on the highway in the Jetta. I've also programmed in Xgauges for "Mi" trip distance, "Gal" trip gallons, "DAv" day average, "DMi" day distance, "DGa" day gallons, "TAv" tank average, "TMi" tank miles and "TGa" trip gallons. I'd use these gauges a lot more if the SG were accurate, but for me the SG has ended up being basically an engine monitoring tool rather than a fuel economy gauge. Even the distance figure is usually off about 20 miles per tank because of the bus reset problem.

    I've noticed the DAY reset problem too. It would be nice to be able to do that.
     
  19. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

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

    Me too. Sometimes I have it on the Trip screen only, without the gauges.
     
  20. jdhog

    jdhog Hyper Smiler

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

    Right now I've settled on
    _____________
    TPS | IGN |
    TMG* | MPG

    *xguage Tank mpg

    I'm thinking of moving trip mpg into a gauge and
    also like to flip to LOD, GPH. TPS and MPG are the main ones for me.
     

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