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I was looking at the ScanGauge II and wanted to see if anyone else has used this or any other OBDII datalogger. I wanted to make sure this works with a 300D before I buy it. It says it will on their webpage, but wanted to ask fellow 210 owners firsthand. Thx
 

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I have not, but have read a thread on mercedesshop.com where the owner was happy with the results. You might want to search there.

His was glued above the steering wheel, and I don't think I would do that. I would probably hide it in the eyeglass cubby.
 

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ecu has no sensors linked to it to measure fuel flow in lbs. per hour and relate that to miles traveled,so what data do you want to log on an ongoing basis?if you just want to read codes you can do that for 60bucks.
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ecu has no sensors linked to it to measure fuel flow in lbs. per hour and relate that to miles traveled,so what data do you want to log on an ongoing basis?if you just want to read codes you can do that for 60bucks.
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Well my instrument cluster needles work every now and then so I sent it off to have a professional repair it. He told me Friday that he could not fix it. So with that info in mind I don't want to go drop $1000 on a new cluster.

So I saw the SGII can provide real time info for up to 25 or so variables. So as long as I can bring up RPM, Tach, and temp I will spend $169 rather than
$1K+. I can turn it on when it doesn't work and use the normal gauges when they do decide to work. If it doesn't provide fuel info that is ok, I know how much I can get out of a tank safely before needing refueling.

Plus you can use it to pull codes and reset CEL lights. I have wanted an OBDII code reader for a while and now I can have one and have something that can tell me how fast I am going when Della decides to act up.

I am sure some will think I am retarded but I can learn to live with it for the price difference.

I just wanted to make sure certain variables would be provided on a diesel. With my luck I'd buy it and it would be the one car it didn't work with, even though it says it works on any OBDII compliant vehicle 96 and up.
 

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scanner from harborfreight tools. Tack,temp and speed are all on your digital a/c diagnostics screen anytime you need them.For free.
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I'm glad that you brought up the climate-control unit, Ohlord. I am now curious.

CBF, the next time your panel flakes out, bring up the current-sensor mode on the climate-control unit to see if it is there. The '96 climate-control unit gets the RPM, vehicle speed and ECT from the instrument panel. See if these work.
 
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