Had my Scangauge hooked up today. Car was running at 177 to 180 degrees during a 25 mile trip, seems kind of on the cool side. I can understand why it takes a while to get good heat out of this thing on a cold day.
Last edited by madar; 03-02-2017 at 08:58 PM.
I finally ordered a OBD II reader for my CX-5. I ended up getting this one since I have an Apple phone.
It seems that I won't be able to use the Torque app since it's only for Android.
Yeah, $20 isn't bad and I don't have to mess with something used. I'm really just after engine/trans temps. If that can be displayed I'll be happy enough.
I use DashCommand on an iPhone and can't find an ATF PID so I have all these installed:
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I got my OBD reader (https://www.amazon.com/Hikeren-Wirel...iglink20787-20) set-up yesterday on my iPhone. I got the free app (OBD Car Doctor) but after looking at the cool gauges Ijaen posted above I'm gonna have to buy the DashCommand app instead. The OBD Car Doctor does read the coolant temp but not the trans temp.
I had a bit of a scare while installing the reader in the CX-5 though. I followed the instructions and after plugging in the reader and starting the CX-5 I got the wrench indicator in the dash. At first I didn't think much about it, I thought that maybe while the reader was plugged in for some reason the wrench was displayed. So after playing with the software for a bit I shut the car off and unplugged the reader. I decided to start the car again to see if the wrench went away, it didn't! I'm thinking 'oh great, now I went and screwed something up'. I decided to check the maintenance section of the infotainment system and by coincidence the wrench was just the reminder that I have maintenance due in 15 days. It picked that exact moment to remind me.
So your OBD Car Doctor app looks worse than DashCommand? I got feeling that very few of these low-priced OBD2 readers can read true transmission fluid temperature but just coolant temperature instead.
Yeah, the Car Doctor app shows a graph and a small digital readout of the parameters that it can display. I like the large gauges better.
I forgot to check and see at what coolant temp the blue indicator on the dash disappears, I'll do that next time.