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Old 03-22-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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anyone put one of these in a 1997 ford 460 powered airstream
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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anyone put one of these in a 1997 ford 460 powered airstream
No but I have one in my smart car. Great little tool to keep an eye on things that you don't have a gauge. I really like the % of engine load and instantanious fuel usage. I'm not sure if your '97 has that info available in it's computer.

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Old 03-22-2011, 10:40 PM   #3
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:26 AM   #4
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Is this what you mean?
Available at Camping World.
That's the one I have. Great little unit for reasonable bucks.

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I've had one in my car for a couple years and it works as advertised.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:41 AM   #6
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Hey Masseyfarm, 7mpg while going 129mph! That's good!
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:15 PM   #8
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Before I left on my current winter tour I had a transmission cooler installed on the Sprinter and the plastic factory turbo resonator replaced with an after-market one machined of aluminum.

I think these were probably wise moves.

The new resonator made a loud chirping noise under heavy load, which led me to Sprinter Forums reading about the advantages of the Scan Gauge II.

I installed it - easily, in only a few minutes - while in New Orleans and have ever since driven the diesel to "percentage of load".

You learn a lot about driving this way. The counter intuitive idea that easing off on the fuel pedal while climbing up-hill often gets better milage with less strain on the motor, for instance.

The device gives a complete read of all motor functions after or during any trip.

I consider it, along with my iPad, one of the best things I've bought for the rig.

The outfit is heavy, over 14,000 pounds in total, and yet I have averaged between 17-18 mpg all this 147 day long trip.


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Old 03-23-2011, 12:37 PM   #9
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Before I left on my current winter tour I had a transmission cooler installed on the Sprinter and the plastic factory turbo resonator replaced with an after-market one machined of aluminum.

I think these were probably wise moves.

The new resonator made a loud chirping noise under heavy load, which led me to Sprinter Forums reading about the advantages of the Scan Gauge II.

I installed it - easily, in only a few minutes - while in New Orleans and have ever since driven the diesel to "percentage of load".

You learn a lot about driving this way. The counter intuitive idea that easing off on the fuel pedal while climbing up-hill often gets better milage with less strain on the motor, for instance.

The device gives a complete read of all motor functions after or during any trip.

I consider it, along with my iPad, one of the best things I've bought for the rig.

The outfit is heavy, over 14,000 pounds in total, and yet I have averaged between 17-18 mpg all this 147 day long trip.


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With all the computers controling functions of the engines of today, watching % of load and instantainious mpg helps us learn a little about just what the computers are trying to do. I like it. I just wish my old Isuzu had an OBD port.

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:14 PM   #10
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The ScanGauge are for 1996 and newer models with plug in ports. Does anyone know if they make anything with similar functions for older models that can be installed?
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I have been looking at an Iphone app that gives all the info and lets you clear codes with a wifi OBD-II conector. It only costs $100 not a bad way to check out eng performance on the Duramx since I will have to clear codes daily like ABS and many others that I will not have on the install. I may go with Banks tuning system for better MPG I don't know yet.
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Don't try to spin ya Diesel to 8700 rpm... its gonna be expensive!
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The outfit is heavy, over 14,000 pounds in total, and yet I have averaged between 17-18 mpg all this 147 day long trip.
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That's pretty impressive fuel mileage. How many miles have you put on your Mini? More or less than the Sprinter? It would be interesting to calculate your average MPG for both vehicles for the whole trip.

I'm looking forward to having a look at the finished rig when you're back in Ontario.
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