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farnhamstj
03-02-2010, 05:51 PM
I'm thinking about buying a SG II. Any suggestions on where to buy. $159 seems to be the going rate. Any experiences? good or bad? It'll be an internet purchase. I'm not really looking for the best deal, more concerned with reputable/helpful retailer.

Next question is more difficult and perhaps when I have one I'll figure it out better? how do I adjust for r&p gearing being non factory and not factory tire size?

Lastly, I assume it'll give "P0401" and such for CEL codes. Then I cross reference those with factory manual(I already one one) to know what the code means or does the SG II have Toyota protocol and text read out describing the cause of the CEL? (currently no CEL or other issues exist, P0401 is just an example)

rover67
03-02-2010, 06:08 PM
Dunno 'bout the rest, but "P0" codes are all standard, you can just google it.

example:

http://www.obd-codes.com/p0401

Hulk
03-02-2010, 06:31 PM
I'm thinking about buying a SG II. Any suggestions on where to buy. $159 seems to be the going rate. Any experiences? good or bad? It'll be an internet purchase. I'm not really looking for the best deal, more concerned with reputable/helpful retailer.

That sounds like a pretty good deal. I thought they were like $220. Maybe we can get a group buy? I have been wanting one as well.

corsair23
03-02-2010, 06:38 PM
I'm thinking about buying a SG II. Any suggestions on where to buy. $159 seems to be the going rate. Any experiences? good or bad? It'll be an internet purchase. I'm not really looking for the best deal, more concerned with reputable/helpful retailer.

Next question is more difficult and perhaps when I have one I'll figure it out better? how do I adjust for r&p gearing being non factory and not factory tire size?

Lastly, I assume it'll give "P0401" and such for CEL codes. Then I cross reference those with factory manual(I already one one) to know what the code means or does the SG II have Toyota protocol and text read out describing the cause of the CEL? (currently no CEL or other issues exist, P0401 is just an example)

I bought mine directly from Scangauge back when...I see group buys listed from time to time so I'm betting they'd put something together for you.

The Scangauge won't correct your speedometer for non-stock gearing or tires, but you can add a % factor (+/-) in the setup that will then be used to calculate your speed that the display can show. If you aren't far off then no biggie as far as shift points on the tranny are concerned etc and you can use the Scangauge to show you your true speed. Of course you'll need a GPS to really figure out what % you are off by.

And yes to your last question..

nuclearlemon
03-02-2010, 06:40 PM
mine was about $159. well worth the money..i love mine. keep it permanantly mounted on my dash. use the live average mpg, just starting using the average cost/fillup. nice to have realtime reading on water temp. this is all in addition to the code reader.

gahi
03-03-2010, 05:10 PM
I'm looking at buying one too. Anyone find 'em cheaper?

bigbluefj
03-03-2010, 11:12 PM
nope going price on them, i just picked one up a few months ago love it so far

Kevin

TIMZTOY
03-04-2010, 12:55 AM
i bought mine from cornwell tools for $69 super small and sweet.... all us techs have um. just your basic code reader.. but tells you all your codes up to your 1400+ codes

ttubb
03-04-2010, 06:41 AM
I bought one for my 80 and I (now my son Justin) has it hooked up full time. The main advantage for the 95-97 series 80s is the real time coolant temp. Saves having to do the mod plus give many more features than just codes and resets. I think I paid $159 also.
Farnham won't have to use the temp feature in his "modern" vehicle! Terry

corsair23
03-04-2010, 12:46 PM
So true...

The Scanguage is really a "nice to have" digital guage cluster primarily with a scanning tool as a bonus...For me, my primary reason for buying it was to monitor the coolant temp. Even with the temp mod you are left with approximating what your temp is...The Scangauge tells you exactly and you can notice subtle fluctuations.

LARGEONE
03-04-2010, 01:04 PM
OK, OK...I'm sold already!!! Hey, if anyone puts together a group buy on these, I'm in. If they are the same price even for the group, I'll just order on my own, but it'd be cool if they'd give a discount on ten or so?! I'd really like to see what my coolant temp runs real-time.

So, this will work with a '95, even though it is not completely OBD-II compliant?

Hulk
03-04-2010, 02:26 PM
So, this will work with a '95, even though it is not completely OBD-II compliant?

Some of the 95's have the OBD-II port. Does yours?

LARGEONE
03-04-2010, 05:47 PM
It sure looks like the ODB-II port. I'm just not sure whether it actually does everything the full OBD-II does.

Hulk
03-04-2010, 08:48 PM
I think if you have one, it works just the same as the 96-97 models.

If someone puts together a group buy, I'm in. :)

treerootCO
03-04-2010, 08:50 PM
I have one in my almost OBDII '95 and it works great. If you take the screw out that holds your OBDII connector to the fuse block, and you are good at Tetris, you can hide it all behind the cover.

From MUD...new hotness for the old loads. http://scangauge.com/support/xgauge.shtml

I watch the intake air temps compared to ambient. 4 with snorkel on..... about 60 with snorkel off.

Big John
03-06-2010, 08:36 AM
I'll be in on a group buy as well.

treerootCO
03-06-2010, 01:45 PM
Every thread needs pics ;)
No snorkel and a wee bit of heat soak...(and lack of maintenance)...30 degrees outside too:eek:
17497
Oh snap!
17498

LARGEONE
03-06-2010, 04:06 PM
Very cool, Mike...Mine is a later year '95 so I'm sure it's the same as yours. This would be nice because I could monitor one battery with this and one with my current bat monitor. I'm still in on a group buy!

rover67
03-06-2010, 04:39 PM
My IAT stays wicked hot too... the filter sitting behind the radiator under the hood dosn't help. reminds me that I need to do something about that.

+1 for pre moab stuff.

farnhamstj
03-06-2010, 07:31 PM
Just to be clear I am not organizing a group buy.

60wag
11-14-2010, 08:13 AM
Thread revival......

I've got a gauge/sender issue that pops up occassionally on a SAAB and a scan tool should help isolate the problem. I've read about Scanguage and Ultragauge but do either of them offer a datalogging feature? I don't really need the log but it'd be another cool feature.

Here is a logger that I like but there is no built in display so the PC needs to be active to get any real time info.

http://www.obdcom.com/

It's the last two graphs on this page that have me interested:

http://www.obdcom.com/software-obd.htm

Ideally, I'd like a blend of the two devices: display and logging - anything available that does that?

My SAAB issue is a fuel gauge that sometimes reads low. It could be the sender in the tank, or a problem in the dash gauge according to the forums. Both are expensive to fix but if I can rule out the sender, it'd save some $. I also have a misbehaving temp indicator - again, could be the sender or the gauge. An alternate gauge should either confirm or dispute what the dash reads.

How do the fuel consumption displays work on the Scangauge and Ultragauge? They use a full tank value and a fuel use rate rather than reading the fuel level sender, right? The coolant temp value is read from the temp sender though - right?

nakman
12-02-2013, 12:04 PM
I am having trouble getting my Scangauge II to connect.. have tried it on 2 different vehicles with the same results. Just gets hung up "Connecting..." I think I've tried to force every mode at least once.

Can anyone tell me what "mode" they're using? UZJ preferably, but I'll take whatever. :confused:


edit: I can do a pic

nakman
12-02-2013, 10:19 PM
Well I ended up answering my own question. I called them, they say the correct mode is ISO for Toyotas.. for some reason though, my SG doesn't pick anything up, in any of our cars.

So they're sending me a replacement circuit board, they assure me it's easy to swap out.. http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/smileys/electric.gif

nakman
12-05-2013, 08:48 PM
Well to wrap this up, I got the new board installed and all seems well. The detail can be found here: http://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/731258-stolen-robred-2.html#post8952346

here's the "after" pic:

Rzeppa
12-06-2013, 11:40 PM
No doubt, when I first read your post I was thinking "faulty scan tool".

ttubb
12-08-2013, 08:08 AM
I had the exact same experience with one of mine (I have three). SG was great to repair/replace. Turns out it was a faulty harness.

Great product, particularly the coolant temp for the 80 and the trans temp for towing with my Taco. T