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Thank you.

I understand that there might be differences especially when mixing or switching fuel types. However, if I perform the calibration (fuel used/pumped) every time and solely use i.e. E85, the data should be accurate, right?
If only the one fuel type is used, then the cal need only be performed once...that is assuming the tank contained the same fuel initially.
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You also might want to add that after performing pt. 3 (entering the actual amount of gallons used) you still have to enter the tank fill up (or press the up key). Entering the fuel used does not reset the fuel level, tried it many times.
Calibration and fuel tank level are separate.   Calibration is performed once, while notifying UG that the tank has been filled occurs at each fill up. ....that is unless you have a good ECM which reports fuel level, in which case UG will auto-fill the tank.

When you say "recalibrate UG", what part will I have to recalibrate? The actual gallons used/pumped when filling up to compensate, or something else?
Thank you for your input.
There are two calibration;distance and MPG.   It is the MPG calibration that would need to be repeated.   I have made a note to add a section to the manual to discuss this topic more fully along with suggestions on how to deal with it and how UG deals with it or not.

The Air fuel ratio is different depending on the fuel; Gas, Natural Gas, Ethanol, etc.   If you switch fuel types, you will need to recalibrate UG.   Even fuel with a percentage of Ethanol will result in a change in fuel ratio.

General Discussion / Re: Imperial VS Metric
« on: January 11, 2011, 12:48:46 AM »
Details regarding the Metric update will be announced as soon as possible. 
There would likely be not cost advantage to ordering now. 

General Discussion / Re: Oil pressure
« on: January 04, 2011, 07:44:53 PM »
Each of the vehicle manufacturers have a mountain of data they collect.  However, they make very little of it openly available through the OBDII interface.  Typically the newer the vehicle, the more data that is available through the OBDII.
There are manufacturer speciifc codes that can access the hidden data, but the codes are not made public.  Many such codes have leaked out.  Soon UG will support such codes, currently UG does not.

General Discussion / Re: Shippin to Canada
« on: January 04, 2011, 11:21:28 AM »
The USPS made postal changes on the 1st and apparently killed the rate calculator interface.  We have made corrective changes and it should be working now.

General Discussion / Re: Oil pressure
« on: January 04, 2011, 10:13:54 AM »
Oil pressure is perhaps one of the most important and useful gauges, yet it is not an OBDII standardized gauge and as such is not supported by UltraGauge.   The intent of the OBDII port was more to do with emissions, and the gauges available are typically emissions related.   Since oil pressure has no impact upon emissions, the standards folks did not include it.

General Discussion / Re: Any chance of holiday special pricing?
« on: December 15, 2010, 10:32:47 AM »
appreciate any response from ultra guage sales :)
The current promotion is as inexpensive as it will ever be.    The current promotion may end with the end of the remains TBD

General Discussion / Re: Colored display...
« on: December 13, 2010, 08:45:54 PM »
I wonder if you can find the same material, but with a matte finish to eliminate the glare

General Discussion / Re: Sweet unit for 2010 Hyundai Accent
« on: December 08, 2010, 09:55:46 AM »
Your comments are much appreciated

General Discussion / Re: lose settings if connected to another auto???
« on: November 28, 2010, 08:12:19 PM »
You may attach UG to another vehicle to check the engine codes without losing any accumulated data or settings.   However, if you have used the "force protocol" config setting, it will be necessary to return it to "auto" prior to attaching it to the 2nd vehicle, assuming the 2nd vehicle does not use the same protocol as the 1st vehicle.

General Discussion / Re: Transmission temperature
« on: November 24, 2010, 08:47:18 PM »
There are plans to add  manufacturer gauges such as Trans temp.   However, it will not be for several months

General Discussion / Re: ABC procedure for 2nd Vehicle???
« on: November 22, 2010, 04:35:17 PM »
If you are wanting to just check the codes, then its simple.

Just move UG to the 2nd vehicle, read the codes, and then return it to the 1st vehicle.  No config or calibration will be harmed.

The only issue would be if you have used the "force protocol" configuration option and the 2nd vehicle does not use that protocol.
If so, set the protocol to auto, move it to the 2nd vehicle, and then set it back to the forced protocol when finished.

General Discussion / Re: Imperial VS Metric
« on: November 18, 2010, 02:48:45 PM »
To take advantage of the update your unit would need to be returned. It is not field upgradeable.  Updates are free. However, you would be responsible for shipping costs.

Did you see the Poll on Metric units?

There has been some 34,000 different combinations of year, make, model and engine size since 1996.  Its impossible to test them all.  We have designed to the standard and to the degree that a particular year, make, model and engine size is compliant, it should work.  However, there are exceptions.   Please look review our exceptions list:

Also, we maintain a growing database of vehicles which have physically been scanned by UltraGauge:
A 2005 & 2006 Jeep Liberty with a 3.7L engine have successfully interfaced with UG.

General Discussion / Re: Calibration
« on: November 16, 2010, 09:41:32 AM »
Is there a way to tell UltraGauge that the particular tank fill took X amount of gallons?
I thought there was a way where UltraGauge will display what it thinks should have taken to fill
the tank and then you manually correct it using up or down buttons.

If there is such a procedure, it must be well hidden :-(

- Vikas
MENU --> FUEL MENU --> Empty Fuel Tank

General Discussion / Re: Calibration
« on: November 15, 2010, 05:15:05 PM »
You must be on one of the three pages of gauges while pressing UP to cause a "Tank Fill"

General Discussion / Re: Calibration
« on: November 15, 2010, 04:25:16 PM »
Make sure you have the latest version of the manual.  That procedure was clarified and simplified.

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