The ScanGuage II by Linear-Logic isn’t just any OBDII scanner — it’s a direct conduit to what’s going on under your hood. While you could just use it to pull trouble codes or turn off that pesky “check engine” light, it’s really a full featured automotive computer for your 1996 and later car or truck.
Most auto scanners are clunky devices more suited to living inside your tool box than in your car. But the ScanGuage II’s svelte form factor looks right at home mounted in your dash or center console. While it provides the usual features of a OBDII scanner — such as reading and clearing trouble codes — it also offers a trip computer mode that displays information like maximum speed, maximum rpm, and fuel used.
It can serve as a second set of gauges — or the only set in the case of my old truck — by displaying real time metrics like vehicle and engine speed. And it also shows more obscure data such as throttle position, manifold pressure, and fuel rate, which makes it a great power diagnostic tool.
It’s pretty, too: aesthetics-anal car guys will love the fact that you can switch the screen to any of 63 colors to match the rest of your dash electronics.
Street pricing starts around $170.00.