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Firmware Notes

Firmware Check From the Home Screen, push the lower right function button twice next to MORE. Next, use the upper left and right function buttons to cycle through the available options until you reach the screen titled Version. 4.00 Performance Monitor added New menu...

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Tailgate Up/Down and Gas Mileage

Tailgate Up/Down and Gas Mileage

With gasoline going ever higher in cost, I've noticed people putting more effort into squeezing some extra miles out of a tank of gas. In particular I've noticed more and more people in pickup trucks driving around with the tailgate down. I believe this is being done...

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Saving Fuel

Saving Fuel

According to the US Federal government, the way you drive can affect fuel economy by up to 33%. See http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.shtml Most of us are aware of how you can drive a vehicle in a manner to significantly reduce fuel economy. It is surprising...

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Using Performance Monitor

The ScanGaugeII now includes the all new Performance Monitor™ The Performance Monitor™ provides the ability to track the performance of your vehicle over short periods of time, distance and acceleration. You can think of the Performance Monitor as a performance-based...

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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...

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Find out what your car is really doing

Find out what your car is really doing

c|net - Candace Lombardi In a software-driven world, it’s easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it’s cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides...

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How To Drive Green Without Buying a New Car

How To Drive Green Without Buying a New Car

Forbes.com - Andrew Egan Techies might want to invest in the ScanGauge. It plugs into the On-Board Diagnostic port located under a car’s dash, reads your car’s computer and allows you to monitor fuel consumption, coolant temperature and engine speed, among other...

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How to lower the pain at the pump

How to lower the pain at the pump

CNN - Jen Haley …Changing from an aggresive hard accelerating, hard braking, driving style to a more relaxed style incorporating gentle acceleration and cruise control on the highway, can improve fuel efficiency by as much as 35 percent, according to an Edmunds.com...

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Save Money on Gas – Buy a Fuel Monitor

Save Money on Gas – Buy a Fuel Monitor

TIME Magazine - Anita Hamilton Don’t let record-high fuel prices break your vacation budget. You probably already know that being a miser with the air-conditioning, keeping your tires properly inflated and getting a tune-up will all improve your mileage. Here are...

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