My 03 Burb has a defective factory instrument cluster..the only thing that works properly is the speedometer and the odometers, Would installing a scanguage replace ALL the messed up gauges..?..Water temp, oil temp, and battery reading??..etc..
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I am a big scangauge fan; there is some variance vehicle-to-vehicle as to what gauges are available, but at minimum you'll get the "vital" gauges, IMO engine coolant temp & volts.
On my Land Cruiser I don't get engine oil temp, but I DO get transmission temp, which is very valuable. As you probably know, you can scan through and have the SC show whatever gauges you want to view.
My defaults are eng coolant temp, trans temp, volts, and MPG (so I can somewhat adjust my driving style to maximize economy). MPH comes in quite handy if you are running oversized tires and the factory speedo isn't spot on.
Dollar for dollar, I think buying a Scangauge is money very went spent for its utility, both as digital gauges and a code reader.
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In my 2 Diesel F250's the gauges are only idiot lights with a needle...they show middle of the gauge then everything in normal, and will zoom up to the default position when the temp goes beyond the preset point, or oil pressure drops to a dangerous level.
The Scan Guage gives me real time, honest and accurite readings. Taking the ifo right straight from the Engine Management Computer.
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Thnks for the info guys, I have been on their website, and unsure which is best for my 03 "Burb...any suggestions?..need to monitor water, oil, tranny, and battery for sure..would this monitor my gas gauge correctly also??
thnks, for your help,
Yes, the Scangauge uses the OBD2 port. Totally separate from the brake controller.
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Wolfie, get the Scan Gauge, you will be soooo happy with it! The 8 to 10 percent fuel savings you will see will quickly pay for it. I bought mine primarily for the trans temp gauge but use it for far more than that, usually run with engine coolant temp, trans fluid temp, average and current mpg's . The fuel savings were icing on the cake and if you ever need a code reader it is right there.