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Old 02-08-2008, 08:28 PM
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OBDII scanner

OBDI & OBDII scanner, Do they sell them as one? If so what brand, what the price of it. Would You recommend the Innova Scanners,and Acron.

I heard of program that you install on your computer and you can check for DTCs , on program is AutoTap, would recommend this program?
Also where do they sell used laptops around $200 and less ? I would like to install a program in laptop.Would a Windows 95 or 98 do the job?

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Old 02-09-2008, 06:45 AM
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there are some inexpensive scanners. i have only used MAC. so i can't say how well the others work.

AUTOTAP is ok. but i wouldn't buy it again.

ebay has tons of good used laptops for under $200. pretty much any working laptop will do the job. and look there of scanners, also.
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Getting a diagnostics scanner is kind of like building an engine ya really need to know the intended usage before recommending components. Do you just plan on reading codes or do you want to check codes, parameters as well as bi-directional controls? Ohh and autotap isnt the only one out there for a pc. There are many including some open source. If you need anymore details feel free to msg me
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I just got an Elm 327 interface and am working on getting a couple programs bootlegged. The current free software is just a taste of the full version (DTC/Datastream only). There's supposed to be manufacturer specific software for my current interface, I just haven't looked. I bought some software off evil bay with tons of stuff like radio decode, diagnostics, DTC libraries etc. Only the free version software was usable with the ELM unit. Some of the software was cracked, but not very easy to execute, so I said screw it I'll get something better through a buddy of mine. I like having this on my laptop so I can at least read/erase codes and tap the few parameters in the datastream it allows me. I have AllData on my laptop as well so it's very nice to have it all in one package. It's by no means a MODIS or Genesis, but then again I usually get'er'done with DTC's and TSB's.

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re: OBDII scanner

any scanner that can do OBDII should be able to read OBDI, if you get the attatchments w/ it because before OBDII the conectors were not stadardized like they are now. also, for the newer cars you will need a scanner to that can read CAN, it is now startard in all '08 but can be on some older models also and a regular OBDII scanner cannot do these cars at all or w/o an expensive adapter so do your home work. good luck!
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Check here: http://www.autoenginuity.com
I bought this set up to use with my laptop so it would be easier to use in real time driving mode over my SnapOn. It is a great program base that you can update to specific interests. Great screens and very simple to use. Blew my SnapOn away and makes the Genesis look lame.I bought all Ford at first because that's what I usually work with and because this will let you work with all the hidden programs that generic scanners will not access. I ended up buying all the suites one at a time because I am anal about having complete tool sets! I also bought the Speed Tracer, a great dyno program. It's all pretty reasonably priced as well. And finally, NO, I do not work for or sell this stuff myself. I am just a big fan after use.
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Blew my SnapOn away and makes the Genesis look lame.
I don't know about that.........
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There is a reason FoMoCo, GM and Toyota all use it in their local training programs here in Dallas....that's where I first saw it.
I use my scanners constantly (L1) and I think it is easier to use, more adaptable, easier to keep front line current (unlimited online update access, no waiting for the trucks) and cheaper. What more to ask for?? If you try it, I think you'll like it!
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I also really like the Autoenginuity software. You'll need Windows 2000 or newer for it to run properly and they have some issues if run on older Dell laptops. I like it much better than my Genysis. It may be way more than you need though.
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The Innova 3120 scanner screen was very fuzzy, and the then the screen went blank, nothing,
Do they sell the replacement parts? and the warranty, just ended last month!,
I am thinking of buying an used Snap On MT2500 on ebay.
Can this tool shut down injectors, and read sensor outputs?
Would you recommend this unit?
Or a X-ray 6000?

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Update.....
I bought a Panasonic Toughbook 18 from one of my instructors at school.
For 200 bucks,
I also order the Autoenginuity tool/cable.
I have a old Dell laptop that had the Elm, ScanXL pro
In my option ScanXL pro is little hard to work with..
I would not recommend it.
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I decide on going with the actron obd1 and obd2 setup Cheaper and I did not have to learn how to tune! The goal being to get the truck running right Also you will still need the 3 shop manual to know what all the setting are!!! Now if your going to mods the thing later then you have a bunch of option!! so I would read up a bit before you deside on buying anything.

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hi ,you may see the site ***************************** ,making obd cable ,obd connector and adapter in good quality..

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