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Old 08-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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What is or is not accessable via the ECU/OBD2 port that you would want a gauge for?

title says it all. I am planing on doing some custom work on my center console area of the dash in the future. I am looking at using integrating a tablet and using a Bluetooth OBD2 adapter to read in some data. What is not available over OBD2 on the focus?

i.e. can I read out Oil temp, or Oil Pressure. Do I have fuel pressure, or voltage.

i.e. if I am using the "Torque" App what will not be reported that would be good to have as a gauge which would require a physical gauge and sender unit to be installed.

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Old 08-10-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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I have a Scangauge II custom built in my dash using a Euro din radio plate, and it does not read oil pressure or temp.

Water temp, volts, real time MPG, average MPG, Gallons Per Hour, cylinder head temp, fuel level %, MPH, RPM, TPS, IAT, and a few more that I cant remember. Also shows useless O2 voltages.

I think fuel pressure is on the gauge, but the ECU wont show it. Plus I have an SVT so I dont' know if it makes a difference.

I got it used so it was cheap, and it's nice to have a code scanner right in the dash. I'd like to see what your idea would look like when it's done!
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I know that the Torque Lite version has fuel pressure, and it seems to work in my Focus. I just bought the Torque Pro version, but I haven't had a chance to play with it. It has a few more fuel pressure options, so it may come down to finding the correct gauge to add. I have the ELM 327 ODBII adapter, and Torque Pro now, but the car needs the transmission pulled out, and the clutch replaced, so I haven't been running it, and haven't really played with it, other than the initial setup.
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