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Old 04-25-2005, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default obdII scanner suggestions?

can any of you suggest an odb2 scanner/code reader/status monitor?
i was looking at the actron cp9135, but am not sure t'll do everythign i need.

i'd like to be able to monitor the a/f and o2 values etc.
would i be better off with an ebay obd2->serial converter and using a pc?

i'd rather not spend more than $100.

lemme know what you all think/have experienced. thanks!
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:01 AM   #2
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Perhaps this is up your ally


They sell them on EBAY for a bit less then on their website. I have heard good things about them and was going to try it out myself but it would be pointless for me since Access Tuner will log all of that and that is my planned route.
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Old 04-25-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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standard obd-2 readers are almost completetly uesless at 1-2 samples/sec

look at delta dash and there is also a ce software that is in the vendor software somthing with subaru select protocol up to 8 samples/sec

at under a $100 all you get is a blinky light toy that can read and clear codes
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Old 04-25-2005, 07:04 PM   #4
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Go to openecu.org and look at the project hardware. It will run many ODB software packages, and do SSM. Still a long way to go on it, but it is picking up fast.

Or get the www.digimoto.com ELM based tool. Both are under $100. The ELM tool is more mature, but slow and limited. The project tool is early beta, but more potential.
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:57 PM   #5
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You can try this one. I picked it up for about $80 and works like any other code scanner. It's an OBDII->serial and the software runs on the PC. I don't know if you can read AFR values, but you can get MOST of the generic OBDII functions from it. Most importantly, for UTEC users, you can see ST/LT fuel trims, intake temp, Open/closed loop fueling mode, and can pull and reset CEL codes. You can also look at your freeze frame data when you do get a CEL. Nothing real fancy, but it works and is cheap...even cheaper if you want to build it yourself.

Try this:

BTW, it supports all 3 OBDII formats (PWM, VPW, ISO-9141, ISO 14230) which means that there is extra OBDII support for Ford and GM cars, and it reads all Japan cars. I'm not sure about british cars as there are some that are different spec.

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Old 04-26-2005, 01:10 PM   #6
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cool beans
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:12 PM   #7
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Default Has anyone tried this?


at $60, it seems like a good deal if you don't care about the GM & Ford compliance.
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