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Offline jbirch

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Display OBD II OBD2
« on: June 08, 2015, 06:44:50 PM »
hey guys just want to see what i can get for my 2012 impreza 2.0 iam looking for a Display OBD II OBD2 reading.The reason i want it  is becuase i have no oil or a temperature gauge  in the car.Is there a OBD II OBD2 that would display oil and temperature gauge.thanks guy for help
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Re: Display OBD II OBD2
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 09:54:22 PM »
I'm running an ultra-gauge and am pretty happy with it.  It can pull up nearly anything the ECU senses.  There are other setups out there that can do more, but this was cheap enough (about 60 bucks).  There was a brief thread here http://www.unysoc.org/board/index.php/topic,12877.msg163468.html#msg163468 about it.

I'd peruse their website and make sure it does what you need first, I'm pretty sure it lists what it can pull from your model, and the manual is there too.  I don't think Subaru sends oil temps to the ECU, but that may be cause I'm turbo-less.   :cry:
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Re: Display OBD II OBD2
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 12:08:01 AM »
None of the older Subarus have oil temp as a sensor, turbo or no.  Newer ones I can't say, but I'd doubt it.  Oil temp tends to be the realm of heavy duty tow rigs and working vehicles, with the very occasional use on high performance cars.

They do have an AT Oil Temp and STi's have a rear diff temp, I think.
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Re: Display OBD II OBD2
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 08:14:27 AM »
hey guys just want to see what i can get for my 2012 impreza 2.0 iam looking for a Display OBD II OBD2 reading.The reason i want it  is becuase i have no oil or a temperature gauge  in the car.Is there a OBD II OBD2 that would display oil and temperature gauge.thanks guy for help

I also use an Ultragauge, but borrowed a ScanGaugeII for a month.  The UG is brighter and easier to read, with bigger, crisper numbers, and 6 values per 'page' of gauges, with 7 pages total.  It's also cheaper at 60 bucks.  The SGII is a smaller form factor, so I found it easier to mount, and you can customize the illumination to match your OEM gauges.  The SGII was also about double the price.

Neither read oil temp from my '02 WRX ECU nor my '13 Mazda2 ECU, but it displays coolant temp for both. 

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Re: Display OBD II OBD2
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 09:54:14 PM »
I'm running an ultra-gauge and am pretty happy with it.  It can pull up nearly anything the ECU senses.  There are other setups out there that can do more, but this was cheap enough (about 60 bucks).  There was a brief thread here http://www.unysoc.org/board/index.php/topic,12877.msg163468.html#msg163468 about it.
An old smartphone, a cheap OBD2 Bluetooth adapter, a cheap dash mount, and a quick install of the Torque app might be a cheaper way to do it, especially if you have an old smartphone lying around.  I used Torque to check the real temp in my 98 Forester when it was overheating.  Showed fluctuations much quicker than the dash gauge.

I don't think you're going to get oil temp without installing an oil temp sensor, though.
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Re: Display OBD II OBD2
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2015, 08:07:01 AM »
I took a look on ultra-gauge's site.  It's got a 'gauge estimator' and it doesn't list oil temp as something it can read from Subarus (thru 2015). I've got to believe Hydrochloric is correct right thru on Subies not having an oil temp sender.  You'd have to add your own for oil, but for coolant temp, it would be fine.
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Re: Display OBD II OBD2
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 12:43:51 PM »
if you were to go the route of using Torque on an android phone, and went with the Kiwi obd-II to Bluetooth adapter, they have additional sensor add ons you can get...... i want to say the oil temp sender was around $80, but it's been a while since i looked, so you may want to check that 

are you  looking for something to just check it now and then?  constantly monitor? data log? that will make a difference in what would be the most practical and cost effective solution
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Re: Display OBD II OBD2
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2015, 06:31:05 PM »
thanks for the help will be looking into sorry for the misunderstand about Oil Pressure Gauge just want to see the pressure.iam just making sure it will do what i want it to do before i spend money
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Re: Display OBD II OBD2
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2015, 09:20:22 PM »
Unfortunately, there's also no pressure sender.  There's only the switch that turns on the idiot light.  Again, you can add one, but the cars don't have one stock.  Well, at least before '06, after that they might (but I doubt it).
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