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07-20-2008, 06:14 PM
First, I need to say there's a ton of good information here on the ScanGauge. We gave my dad a SGII for his recent birthday after he liked mine. But we're not too impressed by the Installation and Operation manual that comes with it. So I started making a simpler user manual (in a bigger font) for him that's laid out in a way to make things easier to find. So then I kinda dressed it up a bit, in case others might find it useful. I didn't even know about most of the XGauge possibilities before re-reading the manual. I added some information I found here when I was researching XGauges, and picked up some info that Dan had generated (thanks!).
So anyway, if you found the original documentation somewhat intimidating of confusing, give this a try. Give me some feedback on how to improve it.
ScanGaugeII User Manual (http://priuschat.com/forums/attachments/prius-modifications/10537d1216593895-my-scangauge-user-manual-scangaugeii.pdf)
07-20-2008, 08:25 PM
Greetings from Brazil,
Thank you very much. It is great for newbies like me.
I am ordering the Scangauge II through the official scangauge site.
I intend to use it in my Ford Ranger 2.3 which will soon receive a CNG kit, so it will use CNG most of the time and gas when more power is needed.
Till now I do not know how would I configure its settings. Should I use LPG, Hybrid or Gas?
Maybe you could include some examples of makes and models of cars and how the fuel should be configured.
I am also still reading this forum which gauges would be more useful in order to get more FE in my car.
07-20-2008, 09:35 PM
Apparently one of the makers of ScanGauge was at the HybridFest in Madison (about 140 miles from me). We should've had somebody ask him if/how ScanGauge II supports CNG fuel. I don't know the answer to that myself.
A little Googling led to this link at townhall-talk.edmunds.com/ (http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0e86ac). There's also a CNG chat group, they all say it's hard to calibrate the amount of fuel added, so it's hard to get a good estimate of how much fuel is remaining.
However, that doesn't affect the gauges that you can use for fuel economy - like engine load (LOD), throttle position (TPS), engine temperature, etc. That tells you how effectively you're using the engine. But of course it's good to confirm that with something like a valid average MPG for the current trip, and that's something that might be affected. I'm looking at this as the average driver of moderate technical ability, and I'm no expert on ScanGauge, so I'm afraid I can't help you very much.
07-20-2008, 10:36 PM
Thanks Nerfer, I am going to print this out and use it instead of thye original.
07-20-2008, 11:05 PM
Thank you very much for your attention and patience.
Yes, I have googled this link and it was the best I found about CNG & SG II, but they do not state how should I configure the SG II when I got the CNG conversion kit.
I know and appreciate the work of the LLC guys, but as they have created it they know probably much more than us to answer our doubts.
The fuel used in cars are increasing their options.
Look at our Fiat Siena Tetrafuel (http://www.novosienatetrafuel.com.br/): pure gas, gas+alkohol, alkohol, and finally CNG. If it in the future also functions with electric energy it will be "Pentafuel" (5x), lol.
Fiat is also testing electric cars at the Itaipu Powerplant. Take a look here Veículos elétricos (http://video.globo.com/Videos/Player/Noticias/0,,GIM826451-7823-VEICULOS+ELETRICOS,00.html).
Fiat Siena Tetrafuel is still not a success in sales here.
Could the guys at LLC imagine a "Pentafuel" vehicle?
Anyway thank you for your help and patience.
07-26-2008, 04:02 PM
I made some updates, added a section on XGauges (for new gauges and to see trip meter information in the gauge section), also a few small changes based on feedback and to clarify things. It's starting to be useful without being overwhelming, I think, but it is up to seven pages now (one page is the header and TOC, and the last two pages are optional XGauge stuff).
07-26-2008, 04:13 PM
:) Thanks for taking the time to write the manual. I really appreciate it :)
07-26-2008, 04:26 PM
Perhaps this thread should be made a sticky?
07-27-2008, 09:27 PM
"There was an error opening this document. This file cannot be found".
add: never mind. fixed it.
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