Monday, August 11, 2008

Scangauge pic



I REALLY like this thing. Currently, I'm displaying instant mpg, ignition advance, manifold absolute pressure, and open/ closed loop.

I'm going to download the codes to add fuel trim and the O2 sensor to the display.

4 comments:

zenbeer said...

What did the scangauge cost? I'm shopping around for an ECU tuner next myself.

Here's the fill-up data from today:

I've hit 40% ethanol (E40) with this fill.
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Data: Tank #4 splash blend

Price E85: $3.099
Price 87 Octane gas: $3.649 a gallon

Gallons E85: 6.01
Gallons 87 Octane: 8.51
Gallons left from tank #2 (36% ethanol): 2.48

Ethanol content of tank #4 - 40.3% (if 85% ethanol)
Ethanol content of tank #3 - 35.0% (if 70% ethanol)

I'm not sure what the exact octane level is, but think it's around 95 with this current blend. This is based on estimates that E-85 is about 100 octane.

(Kansas Law states ethanol must be a minimum of 70% ethanol to be classified as E85, hence the two percentages above)

-zen

buzzcut said...

Scangauge is $160 at Amazon, no tax, free shipping.

Check out this. It has a table that tells you what the minimum ethanol content is in your area at any time. Right now, you're getting E85 that has a minimum content of 79%, and a maximum of 83%. More than likely, you're closer to 83% than 79%.

Interestingly, E85 is never 85% ethanol!

Anonymous said...

Buzz- I am assuming this is plugging into the below dash normal OBD2 port where the regular scan tool plugs in right??- (not hardwired to the ECU)

Thanks for showing this Buzz- a much neater deal than trying to shove a diagnostic handheld scan tool in view.

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buzzcut said...

Yeah, it plugs into the OBD port under the dash.