Scangauge Boost gauge

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST EcoBoost™ Tuning' started by WScottCross, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    I've been using dual scangauges mounted in my ST since I got it. While they did cause the Vehicle Health Reports to fail, unplugging them restored that functionality. While checking if there were any updates available for the Scangauge that would prevent that issue, I discovered that they have a feature in the latest version of the firmware that allows the Manifold Absolute Pressure gauge to be used as a Boost gauge. I sent one of the units back to get upgraded. Those of you looking for a boost gauge and don't want to spend the cash on an Accessport, the Scangauge is only $179.
     
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  3. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    And if you want to spend $100 less than that for a boost reading, look into an Ultragage. :)

    I like the Scangage and have two of them, but I think I like the larger display on the Ultragage that I use in the ST.
     
  4. Flaco1

    Flaco1 Member

    I'm using the Ultraguage best option for the money, imo !
     
  5. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    The Ultragauge wasn't available when I got the Scangauges. It certainly looks more flexible and at half the price, quite a deal!



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  6. aborbs87

    aborbs87 Active Member

    Silly question, can you leave the Ultraguage plugged in?


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  7. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Yes, if you have a new model Ultraguage.
    The original versions prohibit newer model car's computers from sleeping properly and will run down the battery overnight.

    My original Ultraguage worked fine on my 2011 Fiesta, but I had to buy a new version for the ST.
     
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  8. aborbs87

    aborbs87 Active Member


    Ok thanks, I purchased the Ultraguage EM v1.2 is this the new model that will allow me to leave it plugged in?


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  9. Flaco1

    Flaco1 Member

    P1020118.JPG Here's how I mounted my Ultraguage. Use a little 3M 2 sided sticky tape and a couple of small black zip ties. Cord ran under dash to the OBD plug. Neat and clean looking, out of the way and easy to see.
     
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  10. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Yes, v1.2 is the latest & greatest.
     
  11. vixenlotus

    vixenlotus Member

    Does the Ultraguage give you the oil temp? I do not the scangauge does.
    also how fast does the Ultraguage refresh? i have heard they only update every 3 sec or so.
    thank you for the info
     
  12. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    I don't think oil temp is available. These gauges can only display whatever is provided by the computer, and the computer apparently doesn't care how hot the oil is.

    From the manual, available on-line:
    Page Refresh rate
    Min 0.3 sec., Default 1.0 sec., Max 2 sec.
     
  13. vixenlotus

    vixenlotus Member

    odd i thought that cobb's plug in gave Oil temp.
    its to bad, i really only want it for oil temp.
     
  14. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Cobb does have Oil Temp. I monitor it when I have it in the car.
     
  15. vixenlotus

    vixenlotus Member

    Very odd, if Cobb can pull oil temp from theOBD II i would think others should as well. Can anyone with the Ultra Guage see if they have oil Temp. thank you
     
  16. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    I looked at the available gages on mine today and oil temp is not listed.
    It would be nice to see it, but since the oil passes thru a intercooler heat exchanger (under the oil filter), I would expect the oil temps to follow the coolant temps somewhat. Firesail, can you verify this??
     
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  17. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    On duty right now. AP @ home.
     
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    Firesail Active Member

  19. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Judging from the oil temp, it looks as if the engine isn't completely warmed up.
    Does the oil temp eventually reach the same temp as the coolant???
     
  20. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Car had been sitting for a while. Went out to get picture to prove that we can monitor oil temp. I haven't used the gauges much. Plan is to use them when doing autox.
     
  21. aborbs87

    aborbs87 Active Member

    This is directed towards the Ultraguage users. I originally bought mine with the windshield mount, and decided I wanted something that looked cleaner. So I purchased the 3m mount that you can stick on the dash. This is where I currently have it placed.
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    Reading the different forums about the Ultraguage I though I saw a post where you could flip how the screen was oriented. So basically you could mount it upside down like this, having the cord running out the right versus the left.
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    I've looked through the menu and haven't found any options to do this, perhaps I'm crazy and was looking at another device?
     

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