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General Discussion / I HATE Ultra-Gauge
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:06:07 AM »
This device has made me drive like a granny.  Every time I touch the gas pedal, I see my instantaneous mpg dropping in to single digit.  It has taken all the fun of experiencing nice crisp acceleration from my Maxima.

OK, OK, I am kidding!  I love it!!  But you have to agree that having this device makes you conscious of your driving style.  It is a like wife glaring at you all the time :-)

Fortunately or unfortunately, even when I drive like a granny, the mpg only goes up my a fraction e.g. from 29.7 mpg without UG to 30.7 mpg with UG.  At least for this particular car, difference between driving like granny or like a responsible adult with a family seems to be miniscule and that came as a shock to me.

My UG is installed near the visor.  Sometimes, I block UG and just punch it :-)

All kidding aside, this device is lot of fun.  For example, you can monitor your coolant temperature and realize how the analog temperature gauge on your instrument cluster is just an idiot light in disguise.  For example, the coolant can go from 160 to 210 degrees but the needle will not move.

Any comments?

- Vikas

General Discussion / Temp Sensor Alarm
« on: August 18, 2010, 04:33:24 PM »
This seems to trips constantly when I had the Ultra-Gauge on the left hand bottom corner
of the windshield.  Sunlight was hitting it.  I had to press the <DOWN> button every few seconds
to get rid of visual alarm.  Interestingly, I do not recall any audible alarm.  Is there a way
to check if my speaker is functioning?

- Vikas

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