Quick Tips

Quick Tips

The ScanGauge family of products by Linear Logic puts a whole host of fuel saving tools, performance features, and digital information about your vehicle right at your fingertips. Below we have assembled a comprehensive list of quick-tips, tutorials and other informative articles to help you get the most out of your ScanGauge.

Learn how to set up your ScanGauge to save fuel, or track your vehicles performance, or program new digital gauges.

Finding Incomplete OBDII Tests

Some states are now using the OBDII connector for emissions testing. The good news is that if the vehicle has completed testing its emissions systems since the last time the battery was disconnected or the trouble codes reset, the test takes only seconds to pass. The bad news is if it hasn’t completed them the vehicle may not be passed. If you see “—Ready—” in the second line after pressing SCAN, all the tests have been run and there are no trouble codes. You are ready to pass the emissions check. If you see “-Not Ready-“, some tests haven’t been run. Even though there are no trouble codes, you may still fail emissions because some required tests have not been completed.

Using Performance Monitor

Using Performance Monitor

The ScanGaugeII now includes the new Performance Monitor™. Track the performance of your vehicle over short periods of time, distance and acceleration.

Saving Fuel

Saving Fuel

Most of us are aware of how you can drive a vehicle in a manner to significantly reduce fuel economy. It is surprising though, how many don’t realize all of the subtle things they can do to improve fuel economy. Part of the problem is the poor feedback we typically get about what improves fuel economy and what makes it worse. Calculating the fuel economy at every fill up is like going on a weight reduction plan but only weighing yourself at your annual medical checkup. The nagging of the bathroom scale at the morning weigh-in is what drives us to make the necessary changes to reach our goals.

X-GAUGE Coding Manual

For those of you interested in trying to create your own XGauges, you will find this XGauge coding manual quite helpful. It explains the different pieces of coding that go into an XGauge so that those of you who are attempting to create your own XGauges will have a complete understanding of how each section of an XGauge works.

Tailgate Up/Down and Gas Mileage

I’ve noticed more and more people in pickup trucks driving around with the tailgate down. I believe this is being done with the belief that the air can flow easier through the bed of the truck and, with less wind resistance, the gas mileage will go up…