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General Discussion / Re: Firmware flash
« on: July 18, 2011, 10:59:28 AM »
UltraGauge is not field upgradeable.  UG must be returned to be upgraded.    Returning units internationally is time & cost prohibitive.    The Metric version has been in beta testing for some time and so far there have been zero defects found, other than a few typos.    Our engineers always want more testing, but we are at the point of dimensioning returns.  UltraGauge EM, as it is called, will be released by the end of July or early August.

General Discussion / Re: Ultragauge Screen on and off
« on: July 01, 2011, 02:00:26 PM »

This is not really a support forum.  You should submit a support ticket.   However, there may be an easy fix.  Take a look at the "Power-off Retries" setting on page 35 of the user manual.

Also, keep an eye on the "heart beat" does it seem to freeze?

General Discussion / Re: Auto fill up problem
« on: June 28, 2011, 09:50:55 AM »
Display the "Fuel Level %" Gauge.  This is the output of the sender.  At fill up, compare the value of this gauge to the thresholds you have programmed and adjust accordingly.   Also, after fill-up, UG samples the sender for some 20 seconds before the fill-up is detected.  This is to avoid false triggers such as hard braking or cornering

General Discussion / Re: Timing Advance Readings
« on: June 17, 2011, 12:07:22 PM »
Sorry,  I have no idea.

General Discussion / Re: Timing Advance Readings
« on: June 17, 2011, 10:38:04 AM »
My UltraGuage reports my 2003 Ford Focus regularly has 40 - 60 degrees of timing advance in normal operating conditions.  This can't be correct.  Why would it give me this reading?
That gauge like many of the engine parameter gauges, is passed directly from your vehicle's ECM unaltered and displayed.

General Discussion / Re: Trans temp yet?
« on: June 17, 2011, 10:36:05 AM »
Just checking to see if there is any status for the trans temp? I have a ford e350 with a torqshift. Read on the board 1st qrtr.
It will likely be early Q4 2011.   Note that if your Ford is a Diesel, UG does not support the e/f series Diesel vehicles.

General Discussion / Re: Trans temp yet?
« on: May 24, 2011, 04:22:42 PM »
The Enhanced version is not in a state that would allow it to be shipped.    Beta testers will see the first version July.

General Discussion / Re: Barometric pressure of 24.8??
« on: May 13, 2011, 06:32:56 PM »
I just got my gauge this afternoon and took it for a spin, but have not calibrated anything yet. I did cycle through some non-default gauges to see how easy it is to change displayed items. I saw that my barometric pressure showed 24.8 whether the car was running or not. Since it's in inches of mercury like a weather barometer or an altimeter in an aircraft, it seems strange that my local pressure would be 24.8, since most barometers show in between 28 to 32 inches of mercury. An average local baro reading is usually in between 29.80 and 30.40 in most weather, fair or bad. So I may have something wrong with a sensor in my car possibly? When I flew aircraft when younger most altimeter setting were in the same range I just mentioned. I'm at 4700 feet elevation and I think that it's possible that this is absolute air pressure not adjusted to sea level like a weather barometer is. Meaning it's possible that is I were at sea level near a coast that it would read a more normal reading like I'm used to. But I'm not enough of a geek to figure this out. Anybody else have a clue?
That particular parameter is read directly from the ECM and displayed unaltered.  24.8 is low, in fact lower than the lowest ever recorded.  It would seem something is out of whack with your vehicle's barometer.

General Discussion / Re: Custom Gauge Layout
« on: May 13, 2011, 10:46:55 AM »
Configuration is covered on page 14 and 15 of the manual

General Discussion / Re: Will oil pressure be added?
« on: May 13, 2011, 10:43:50 AM »
There is no standardized OBDII gauge for oil pressure.

However, the UltraGauge MX can access such parameters if manufacturer codes exist and are known.
See the detailed info on the MX product page

General Discussion / Re: Free upgrade?
« on: May 05, 2011, 03:33:12 PM »
So the em version is going to be the newer version? are the sizes the same? Just the em will have added features?
Physically the same, with new features

General Discussion / Re: Free upgrade?
« on: May 05, 2011, 03:32:24 PM »
I hope the EM will have an USB Port for  updates ;D
Will it cost the same? (64$)
It will not have USB, nor are there any plans to add USB.  The price has yet to be set.

General Discussion / Re: Trans temp yet?
« on: May 05, 2011, 03:31:17 PM »
Do you have to have a ford, GM or prius to participate in testing? or can other makes and model test the beta as well to see if it works with other models?
Beta testing has yet to begin for the enhanced version.  If we were to beta test today it would be for only Ford, GM and the Prius.   When we do start beta testing, we hope to support more manufacturers.

General Discussion / Re: Free upgrade?
« on: May 05, 2011, 12:46:28 PM »
If i buy the UG now and a new version comes out can i get a free upgrade? or do i just need to buy the new version?
Minor updates are free.  The UltraGauge EM will be at a slight premium and it will not be a free upgrade.  When released both the current version and the EM will be offered on the site.

General Discussion / Re: New revision out soon?
« on: May 05, 2011, 09:50:02 AM »
"I read through older posts last night, where you, the Admin, posted about a future software version release possibly coming out towards the end of April or beginning of May".
There are two versions in the works.  There is a metric/english version and an enhanced version.
In addition to the metric functions the UltraGauge EM, as it is called, also supports new features.  This version is in the beta test phase now.   The release date is difficult to say, as it depends on the number and quality of beta testers as we will not release a product until it is thoroughly tested.   The Enhanced version is the UltraGauge EM with  the ability to read manufacturer specific parameters, such as trans temp.  This version is also up and running.  However, we are not satisfied with the coverage among vehicles so we will hold this version back until we grow coverage.
Existing customers will be given the option to update their UGs to either version when released.

Regarding your other comments, please understand that this is not a support forum.  This is highlighted to each new member that signs up and is a sticky post at the start of each of the forum sections.  This forum was created for UG customers to communicate with each other and share information, such as custom installation and mounting.    Still we find that some still post support related questions.  We do help those users but this forum is monitored much less frequently than our support ticket system and as a result the response is much, much slower.

My wife added a couple of gallons of gas without updating the UltraGauge.
How do I correct this without having to reset everything?  I sure as heck don't want to re-calibrate, I did a 50 mile calibration run, so my UG is pretty accurate, but don't want to do that again.
Although rare, we do see this confusion more often than we should, and we do plan to post a video.  The process of informing UltraGauge that the tank is has been filled (for vehicles with no fuel level sensor available through the OBDII port) and the calibration process are not the same.   

When the fuel level information is not available, UG has no means to determine when the tank has been filled.   This information is necessary in order to provide fuel level, TTE & DTE.   In this situation, each time the tank is filled, the user must manually alert UG that the tank has been filled.  This is done quickly and easily by holding the "UP" key for 3 seconds.  For vehicles with fuel level sensor information, UG will detect the tank fill automatically.

The Calibration process is typically completed only once.   In the process one starts with a full tank, drives until near empty and then fills the tank with fuel.   The actual amount of fuel entered is compared against that which UG has calculated.   This forms a calibration factor which is then stored in permanent memory.  From then on this calibration factor is used to more accurately determine fuel usage.

We are always looking to improve, so if you feel the manual does not adequately cover this, please let us know which sections you feel need changes.

General Discussion / Re: New revision out soon?
« on: May 05, 2011, 12:46:11 AM »
I read last night.. Admin posted a reference to late April/early May so here it is.. I'm just checking on the timeline.  Holding back my order until the new code is released.. not for the tranny temp per say but just to have the latest revision.

Latest version?  What specifically are you hoping to see in the "latest version"?

General Discussion / Re: Trans temp yet?
« on: May 02, 2011, 07:27:54 AM »
We have had the manufacturer gauges such as trans temp up and running in the lab for some time.  However we are not satisfied with the limited vehicle support.   For example, outside GM and Ford there is very little manufacturer specific gauge information available.   As a result we our currently expanding/growing support and will release the enhanced version when adequate coverage is available.     It is possible to receive a pre-released version as part of our beta program.
Send and email to
if you are interested.  You will receive an auto-response with details.

WHen you calibrate, UG does not care what units you use.   If you say there were 5 gallons/liters/quarts what ever, used, then UG will consider the amount of fuel used to be 5.0   These could be Liters, gallons, guarts, imperial gallons, etc.   So in effect you are calibrating the unit as you would expect, but you are also effectively setting the units.   Most users think in terms of US gallons, but UG does not care and if you calibrate using imperial gallons....great.

General Discussion / Re: UG with Suzuki Swift DDiS
« on: April 27, 2011, 03:29:48 PM »
What year is it? 
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