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Old 07-23-2008, 10:00 AM
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On my '94 Impala SS (LT1 with a OBD-I PCM), I use the TTS Power Systems Datamaster software and a adapter cable to my laptop PC. It let's you not only see the codes, but lets you monitor all kinds of stuff going on in the engine & transmission. I wish I could find something that worked like that for my cars with OBD-II systems.
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I'll agree with you on the lab scope. That's why I don't have the genysis lab scope on my scan tool. It's not bad with the solarity scope itself though.
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I can't compare the genysis to your Modis as I've never tried one. The last scan tool I had before the genysis was the Snap on one with the scroll wheels and all the different cards and modules you had to plug in and it didn't do squat for diesels. I'm sure the Modis is very nice, but compared to that scan tool I had before the Genysis is much better. Honestly the Genysis I have will never pay for itself in my shop no more than we use it, so as far as I'm concerned it's good enough for me.
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I think good scan tools pay for themselves by letting you do more jobs in a given amount of time. Plus you'll be doing jobs that you couldn't do at all without them. Diagnosing causes for trouble codes can take forever without a good scan tool. Another plus is that if a customer sees you using a scan tool correctly it helps build their confidence in your ability to repair their vehicles. It may be difficult to quantify in a strict dollars and cents way, but scan tools pay for themselves.
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