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    Where can I find information on the scan gauge? Can the dealer install this or is it aftermarket. Thanks

    John

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    Re: Corona CA to Provo UT

    Information on the Scan Guage can be found here:

    http://www.scangauge.com/

    Easiest install of autmotive equipment I have ever done. It just plugs into the OBDII port under the dash. Some of the user programming is a little more complicated to be able to see the trip information like mpg averages.

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      Re: Corona CA to Provo UT

      Thanks for the link, I am assuming that it will work on a 09 CNG Civic?

      John

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      • #4
        Re: Corona CA to Provo UT

        I would assume so. But, I am in no way affiliated with them. You might call or ask on their website. The fuel choices do not include CNG but the gas setting seems to work fine. When I talked to them they confirmed that is the setting I should use.

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          Re: Scanguage info?

          I've been a bit disappointed in my Scangauge II with my 06 Civic GX.

          The unit assumes you get a full tank of gas every time in order to determine distance to empty. However, you don't, and the unit can't (for whatever reason) pull that information from the ODB automatically.

          It just knows that you manually hit the "fillup" button and then assumes you have 8 (or 7, or whatever) gallons of natural gas.

          So, your figures for DTE get all messed up if you have a partial fill (like 89%, etc.)

          And one of the main reasons I got my scangauge II was to tell how much further I could drive due to the inaccurate fuel gauge on the Civic GX's in general.

          Also, I had a hard time calibrating the unit and still think it might be a bit off because I'll never get the same exact fill-up twice at a CNG station. And calibration errors lead to errors in MPG calculations, etc. because, again, the Scangauge is trying to do the math itself instead of just pulling true MPG data from the ODB.

          Basically, I thought the ODB port would give the scangauge a lot more info than it actually can give. And that has led to my disappointment.

          I do like it, though, from the standpoint that I can see that I get less MPG when I have a lead foot, and that I get more MPG going certain speeds, etc.

          But I do NOT feel comfortable that I am really getting 31 mpg when it says I'm getting 31 mpg. Again, because of the manual calibration process.

          Robert

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