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Old 03-13-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Ultra-Gauge Compatibility Issues

Just a heads up for all the SMBers out there.

The Ultragauge (Ultra-Gauge) that is for sale as seen on TV has issues with Ford Diesels. Both the 7.3L and the 6.0L have the same issues. I don't know about other engine sizes or models but I would ask first unless you don't mind spending 60 bucks to just check it out.

On the 6.0L your not going to get any of the Fuel Gauges, most of the Temp Gauges don't work and that takes out many of the Trip gauges too since they rely on Fuel and others. You get mileage\mph (last I checked most vans are equipped with this gauge from the factory if I can remember the name I will let you know).

Anyways buy with caution or discuss it on their forum ( That is a link to the topic I started over my issues.

Oh I remember the stock gauge for mph on our vans is called a Speedometer and Mileage is Odometer so unless you want a fancy LCD version you might not need the Ultra-Gauge with a Diesel van.

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Old 03-13-2011, 11:57 PM   #2
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Re: Ultra-Gauge Compatibility Issues

At least they're responsive. When you wreck, say the guy at Ultra Gauge told you to turn the van off when the guage read error...

Shame too that's a good looking gauge. I just sent my SGII to get upgraded, I delayed for a long time as the screen is the same as the menu screen on my printer. Actually, my printer looks better...
it was good to be back
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