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I hope that was not totally unexpected??

Did you program the New Toy/Tool before the EVENT?

Sounds like a Story to tell here.


Amazon delivered My new Toy/Tool TODAY!

Seems to work Great, so far.
No, that's "expected" unfortunately. :D I'm waiting for cooler weather to dive in and figure out with my sole running 2006. Still have a few tests to do to narrow down what's causing the issue, but in the meantime I'm just driving it for short trips nearby because I love driving these things.

The OBD monitor is great because now I can keep an eye on temp / watch it slowly climb, as opposed to the default Scion "Oh, hey, BTW, your car is really hot now" garbage. :D

And it looks pretty cool as well.
 

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Discussion Starter · #22 · (Edited)
After seeing your post with 244F displayed,

I thought there MUST be a problem with your car.

Then I had the occasion of going into LA and

surrounding citys today.

I ended up seeing 244 ALSO!!

I didn't see the CEL light on but I DID

see the HIGH Temp light blink Red.

I'm not sure when it turned on between 240 and 244.

The High temp event was in stop and go traffic

with the AC on, and quite hot outside temps.

After seeing the HIGH temps, I turned off the AC

and saw the engine temp drop below 230 in a very short time,

even though I was still in traffic.

This was the first time with this car, that I was in this much traffic.

However, without the OBD ported gauge/meter, I would have no idea

what the coolant temp was.

I don't / didn't see my car as having a cooling problem,

But I also had no clue of the temp range I would see.

I need to pick a Real temp number to set the alarm to.

I started with 215, and clearly, in stop and go traffic, THAT

is too low.

The good news is, the meter alarm works Excellent!!
 

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Discussion Starter · #24 · (Edited)
Yes, it was a VERY unusual day for me. I stopped in El Segundo and could clearly feel the high humidity, but didn't realize it was record temps, for the area.

And then getting stuck in stop and stop traffic, it truly was a cooling system test.

In my usual driving, even with temps in excess of 110 F, I have not had any issues with over heating.

...at least none that I knew of... a bit of that "ignorance is Bliss" thing going on!

BUT, NO More, ignorance anyway, I hope.

And with the age of the Scions, in spite of past reliability, future reliability is in question.

I HIGHLY recommend a devise like this to ALL Scion drivers!

I liken future Scion problems to Cancer, Early Detection is KEY to Survival.
 

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Discussion Starter · #25 · (Edited)
I should add that in the recent past, using a code reader,

I saw temps in the range of 195 up to 210.

This included a test up a grade WITH a head wind,

the AC on and outside temps above 100.

So I thought an alarm set to 215 was good.

We'll see what the working range is under a wider usage.

BTW, what is the GOOD working range of the CAT temps?
 

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With my newly acquired 2005, I can't see the Catalytic converter Temp, that I can see with the 2006.

Now I'm wondering if I can swap ECUs from an 06 into an 05 or 04?

...to get more info reported on the OBD port Monitor.
 
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