Question re setting tank size in scangauge - Insight Central: Honda Insight Forum
 
Go Back   Insight Central: Honda Insight Forum > 2nd Generation Honda Insight Forum > Honda Insight MPG

Insightcentral.net is the premier Honda Insight Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-30-2010, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Lifetime Member
 
Keen4Green's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Los Angeles CA
Posts: 208
Default Question re setting tank size in scangauge

What tank size do you have your scanguage set at? The sg manual says round down to nearest whole number. The Insight tank capacity is 10.6 gal. My sg came preset at 12 gal, not sure why.
Keen4Green is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-05-2010, 02:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ac7ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pugetropolis, Wa
Posts: 106
Default

12 gallons is a standard average tank size for small cars and small trucks.

I would set the tank size as 10, so that the miles to empty is more conservative. I hate to run out of fuel.
__________________
'02 CVT Insight, Silver, Spaceman Spiff and "Enlarged to show detail" in back window. Sometimes "Guy Fawkes" passenger.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 2 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

LMPG since purchase: 54.1mpg
Mods Completed: HDFM/CD player, Air Horns.
New Battery at 212,000 miles (BumbleBee)
ac7ss is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-07-2010, 08:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 4
Default scangauge

I have a 2010 insight got it mid Sept. Love it. I want to get the best mileage I can and was interested in this thread as I have found that when I use my calculator to figure mileage at fill ups it is always off a couple of miles per gallon from what the car says. How do you go about checking and changing the scangauge setting? I'm going to go out and check the tire pressure and bring it up to 40psi for starters. Thanks , Mike
woodtocut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-08-2010, 12:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ac7ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pugetropolis, Wa
Posts: 106
Default

When you fill, in the Scangauge, correct the gallons entered to the real amount. (If the amount filled is correct, leave it be.)

Compare the tank miles between the Insight and the Scangauge. You may need to calibrate the scangauge mileage as well. (It is covered in the book, or you can ask here later.)

Be sure to set the fuel to "Hybrid" on the SG. (I forgot this, it gets annoying having it shut off at red lights.)
__________________
'02 CVT Insight, Silver, Spaceman Spiff and "Enlarged to show detail" in back window. Sometimes "Guy Fawkes" passenger.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 2 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

LMPG since purchase: 54.1mpg
Mods Completed: HDFM/CD player, Air Horns.
New Battery at 212,000 miles (BumbleBee)
ac7ss is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2010, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 36
Default

I'm sorry but, what the hell are you all talking about? what's a scangauge, is there something I can change on the computer to get my MPG corrected?
Dave23703 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2010, 01:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 190
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave23703 View Post
I'm sorry but, what the hell are you all talking about? what's a scangauge, is there something I can change on the computer to get my MPG corrected?
That is what I want to know too...

What the hell is a scangauge?
mank is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2010, 09:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 4
Default scangauge

Is the scangauge an add-on ? I've looked in my manual and find nothing about it. All I have is what reads out on the dash. Always different from my calculator. Did improve my milage by 6-8 miles per gallon by increasing tire pressure from 29 to 40. Mike
woodtocut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2010, 09:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ac7ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pugetropolis, Wa
Posts: 106
Default

A Scangauge (or Scangauge2) is a OBDII compliant code scanner and data display.

They cost about $160-$200 (us) and will plug into most recent model cars. (Most everything from 86 and on.)

It will read and clear trouble codes (Check engine light.) as well as give you a real time display of your fuel economy, engine temps, throttle position, exhaust O2 levels, horsepower, miles to empty... (The list goes on.)

In an Insight with fuel economy gauge built in, it is less useful. Unless you are using a radiator block, hot air intake, or other modification and want to stay safe.

Mine lives in my wife's Neon. She gets much better fuel economy with it than without it. (She corrects her habits to get better mileage. about 10%.)

try googling the name "Scangauge" to learn more.

Yes, increasing your tire pressure from 29 to 40 psi can give you that kind of improvement.
__________________
'02 CVT Insight, Silver, Spaceman Spiff and "Enlarged to show detail" in back window. Sometimes "Guy Fawkes" passenger.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 2 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

LMPG since purchase: 54.1mpg
Mods Completed: HDFM/CD player, Air Horns.
New Battery at 212,000 miles (BumbleBee)
ac7ss is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2010, 06:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 4
Default scangauge

That was an excellent reply , thank you.
woodtocut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2010, 09:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sedgwick, KS
Posts: 9
Default

One note, it is an OBDII scanner that attaches to 1996 and newer vehicles (not 1986).

My truck is a 1995 and will not attach to it.
PHerder is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Insight Central: Honda Insight Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location (Required)
Where you live
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:00 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.