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Scangauge alternative
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colchiro Offline
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http://www.dashdaq.com

A bit pricier than the Scangauge II, but the cool factor is there.

Comparison with SG: http://www.dashdaq.com/specs/scangauge.htm

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11-02-2008 09:08 AM
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RE: Scangauge alternative
colchiro Wrote:[Image: Drew_page_2_07.jpg]

http://www.dashdaq.com

A bit pricier than the Scangauge II, but the cool factor is there.

Comparison with SG: http://www.dashdaq.com/specs/scangauge.htm

It certainly does have that "WOW" factor!!

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11-02-2008 10:04 AM
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RE: Scangauge alternative
I might have to check it out. I ordered a Proscan (see link below). I got it because I can store all the data into a spread Sheet readable file. I thought that might be very useful. And the home page looks great etc etc. Well its been two weeks and nothing. Can't contact anyone or get any responses but they sure debited my credit card in less than 24 hours! That part of their organization works flawlessly! Any one else know anything about Proscan?

http://www.myscantool.com/
11-02-2008 05:43 PM
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Yeh, I got my Proscan! Ok, I need some advice from the auto types. I am trying to collect as much pertinant data as I can stock before installing HHO so we can get more qualified and comparative data. Proscan can store the data to a spreadsheet and save it's screens as jpgs so I can post on the forum. I have a rough idea of which sensor data I should store but would like the confirmation from the experienced types. You can go to
http://www.myscantool.com/
to see their screens or even download the software. Next I have to install the ETG (which scares the heck out of me) to get the stock temps. I am trying to build the most thurough data case study I can for the forum. Whether this helps, I don't know but at least I am going to try.
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11-08-2008 07:17 AM
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RE: Scangauge alternative
My experience with things like this is you think you know what you want and eventually have to go back to square one (without the mods), re-establish a baseline and essentially start over.

I would suggest short and long term fuel trims for starts. That's a good indicator of a trend toward lean or rich, which would suggest if the ecu is still compensating.

I'm mildly considering the DashDaq, but already have a gps and a ScanGauge. I doubt the gps is better than that in a Garmin (or TomTom for that matter) so would rather have a model without that functionality (if it decreased the price). I just want to monitor the vehicle dynamics and sensors, but am not interested in spending a lot of time programming something. I don't even have an xgauge programmed yet.Hmm

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11-08-2008 08:01 AM
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RE: Scangauge alternative
I checked out a lot of different software/hardware combinations when looking for a system to log and analyse data.

My final choice was the OBD2 hardware from allinone scantool and software from Palmer Performance Engineering

I tried their demo software which came with the allinone as well as others, but for me it gave the best combination of usability and flexibility.

The scantool was my second favorite due to it's compact form and ability to be fixed in the car.

The laptop is less convenient but overall it allows far more data to be stored.

I've used this setup to log and record journeys of 200+ miles. And the dashboard can be used for real time and playback.

Couple of pics attached, of the gauges, fueltrim charts and graphing. Plus a dashboard I built using the software.

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11-08-2008 10:12 AM
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Well I have been playing with my Proscan. It collects the following info on about a 3-4 sec loop and can dump it into an Excel SS very easily. Not that I need all of that info but if I can do it why not. Now, I think I am going to do three stock tests. My street has a good constant hill for about 1/2 mile and I should be able to get a run at 25 & 35mph without the neighbors screeming too much. Then I thought I would find a test section of a highway and get a 2 mile test at about the 65mph range. (I have already noticed that when my speepometer says 65 it says about 62. Oh well, I am sticking with 65 because that is what all my mpg tests have been). Finally, I am going to try to find a flat stretch that I can get a 1-2 mile 35 & 45 mph stock reading. Does that make sense to you guys? Any other stock tests I should do?

Fuel System 1 Status
Fuel System 2 Status
Calculated Load Value
Engine Coolant Temperature
Short Term Fuel Trim (Bank 1)
Long Term Fuel Trim (Bank 1)
Short Term Fuel Trim (Bank 2)
Long Term Fuel Trim (Bank 2)
Engine RPM
Vehicle Speed Sensor
Ignition Timing Advance for #1 Cylinder
Intake Air Temperature
Air Flow Rate from Mass Air Flow Sensor
Absolute Throttle Position
Oxygen Sensor Output Voltage (Bank 1
Short Term Fuel Trim (Bank 1
Oxygen Sensor Output Voltage (Bank 1
Short Term Fuel Trim (Bank 1
Oxygen Sensor Output Voltage (Bank 2
Short Term Fuel Trim (Bank 2
Oxygen Sensor Output Voltage (Bank 2
Short Term Fuel Trim (Bank 2
11-11-2008 03:35 PM
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