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Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on January 4, 2010, 8:22 pm

On Mon, 04 Jan 2010 12:44:26 -0600, me@privacy.net wrote:

I have one as well, and I really like it. I leave the main display set
on instantaneous mpg, average mpg since last startup, average since
fill-up, and speed. The main benefit for me is understanding what's
going on with mileage, which varies from about 30 on the highway to
about 7 going up a steep grade at slow speed in 4WD. It provides a
quick way to grab fault codes, which would be helpful to know on a
trip or before calling for service.


Posted by me on January 4, 2010, 10:50 pm

wmbjkREMOVE@citlink.net wrote:

Which model scanguage did you buy?

Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on January 5, 2010, 2:16 pm

On Mon, 04 Jan 2010 17:41:25 -0700, wmbjkREMOVE@citlink.net wrote:

Scangauge II.   My car is an '08.


Posted by me on January 6, 2010, 2:22 am

wmbjkREMOVE@citlink.net wrote:

OK thanks

I have a 2000 Mazda Protege and have been thinking abt
a scnguage for awhile now

My question is this..... do you think a scanguage can
PAY for itself by giving the operator the info needed
to get better gas mileage etc?

Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on January 6, 2010, 2:49 pm

On Tue, 05 Jan 2010 20:22:51 -0600, me@privacy.net wrote:

No, it's unlikely to pay for itself on mileage savings alone. But if
the code reading function saves you a single trip to the dealer, or
prevents him from gouging you for work that wasn't required... Anyway,
you should be comparing it to the cost of your cd player or whatever.
How much is that saving you?  :-)

BTW, I carry a laptop with an Autoenginuity hookup and IIRC, 6000
pages of factory shop manual (on disc) at all times. But I still like
the scangauge.


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