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Old 03-31-2011, 08:14 AM
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I agree that there are less expensive tools out there, particularly if you only care about OBD1 cars. I got an OTC Genisys since I also have OBD2 cars, but the OTC 2000 and 4000 units are available fairly inexpensively on ebay. The hardwired cartridges for these are also cheap since everyone with a Genisys now uses the CDs instead of the cartridges. The OTC tools are much better than the cheap code reading scan tools because they are bi-directional. The OTC tools can run tests in addition to just reading codes.
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