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
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
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.
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