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I was reading Diesel Power...first mistake. Good gauges/scanner combo?? Check it out

Latest edition of Diesel Power. Pic of a DRW '11 super duty on the front.
Pages 128-129. They have done a write up of The AeroForce Technology Interceptor gauge/diagnostic scanner.

Now I know there are guys that swear by the "AE" scanner but for me I don't want to pay that much and I like the ease of use and the ability to monitor engine functions while driving that the Interceptor claims to offer.

According to our friends over there in Diesel Power Mag this little gauge/scanner does it all.
ICP pressure
IPR duty cycle
Injector pulse
Boost (with the sensor kit)
Engine oil temp
Coolant temp (with temp sensor kit)
EGT (with theromocouple amplifier)
Fuel supply pressure (with pressure sensor kit)
Oil pressure (with pressure sensor kit)
system voltage

I am copying most of this this right from DP mag

They say tests you can run include:
Buzz test!!
Cylinder contribution test
record function to log data
quarter mile times, 0-60 times, etc


Prices are around $280 dollars, (ive heard $260) including everything needed for install. It plugs right into your OBD port. But the boost sensor kit is separate. Also you will have to tap into a key-on power source. And I'm sure we could figure out ways to hook everything we wanted monitored to the Interceptor without having to buy all new pressure sensors.

It also mounts right into your existing gauge pod. For me I would probably just buy a single pod and install this and be done with it.

I know this thing probably doesn't do everything AE does but to me it seems nice and easy to finally get all the info I need right in front of me at all times.
Check out the article it has some good pictures of some of the gauge functions. I wish I could find the article online but it doesn't look like its available yet.

I like that parameters can be monitered two at a time. I could be looking at whats going on with both the ICP and the IPR both at the same time.

It would make it easier to track down rough running 7.3s. Bad uvch, electrical issues, IDM issues. It can help you track down to which cylinder or injector is throwing a code.

ANYWAY. What do you guys think? Is this another Diesel Power sponsered product that isnt worth it? (all the canned tunes they advertise )


Ive been looking for gauges for a while and because I have a manual trans I do not really need a temp gauge for it. So the Interceptor hooked up to a boost sensor (plugged into the AIH port) along with a probe or thermocoupler for EGT's, and at the same time being able to monitor all the critical functions of my truck....I am liking how that sounds. And later down the road I would add oil and fuel pressure sensors so I can really know how my truck is feeling.
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Here is a link to their website. Aeroforce Technology Inc | Products - Interceptor

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Diesel Power is a commercial... I wouldn't do or buy anything they suggest
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Diesel Power is a commercial... I wouldn't do or buy anything they suggest
lol Your killing me. ASIDE FROM THAT...I want to know about this specific product.

You are right though. Diesel power is a joke most of the time. According to them there is nothing a Banks POWER ELBOW and MONSTER exhaust along with super chips or an edge tuner cant fix lol

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I also was thinking about it after reading the article

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WHOA! I was reading the article, logged on to ask it about it and it's the first thread. Great minds think alike jshalala!

It almost sounds to good to be true. Really it would pay for itself the first time you needed the diagnostics part of it though. And being able to adjust for larger tires. Man sounds killer!

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WHOA! I was reading the article, logged on to ask it about it and it's the first thread. Great minds think alike jshalala!

It almost sounds to good to be true. Really it would pay for itself the first time you needed the diagnostics part of it though. And being able to adjust for larger tires. Man sounds killer!
I know right. I think come tax time I will pick it up. It would just be real nice to be able to keep track of how the truck is running at all times just by glancing at that A piller gauge plus being able to run diagnostic tests.

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I read the same article in DP, Looks like a good product! I would try it out for the cost I don't think you can beat it even if it only works as a gauge!

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yeah when I had a bad UVCH I could of used the buzz test or cylinder contribution tests to narrow it down and even point me to which side was bad. It would of saved me 55 bucks that I paid to have the codes pulled. And even then my mechanic couldnt tell me exactly what was wrong or what side was bad.

And I KNOW I could of done that with an AE...I just like this setup better

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I read it also, and looks interesting, but I would still like the ability to scan my gauges with a quick glance up.... especially when towing or running hard. Maybe have the vitals on regular gauges and this thing extra to watch all the other crap?

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for a little more $ you could have the AutoEnginuity with the Ford bundle which actually does all that and more... I don't have one, this is what I've figured out from researching what I need. It's not a full time monitor as it needs the laptop to work, of course. We use the ScanGauge or Edge Insight for the full time monitor on the 6.0's, not sure what's best for your newer engines.

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