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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hemmjo, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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    hemmjo

    hemmjo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    In the market for a new OBDII scanner since my Actron CP9135 will not work with my 2005.

    I have been reading some about smart phone apps. The BlueDriver looks interesting, but I realize it could all be hype. https://www.bluedriver.com/ Has anyone used this?

    Any other recommendatiions for a scanner that gives real time read outs etc?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    Tnronin

    Tnronin Two things in this world smell like fish!

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    I bought a cheapy Bluetooth one for a couple dollars and use the torque app. Pretty consistent connections and my 2006 has a surprising abouta of sensors.

    I noticed that my coolant temp went down about 4 degrees when I changed the air filter .
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    christian06

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    Try the one called "fixd" it works real good, only about 40 bucks
     
  4. Jul 12, 2018 at 2:05 PM
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    Tnronin

    Tnronin Two things in this world smell like fish!

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    Just started up .Screenshot_20180712-160412_Torque.jpg
     
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  5. Jul 13, 2018 at 4:35 AM
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    TxStVanWilder

    TxStVanWilder The Pale Horse

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    What app are you using?
     
  6. Jul 13, 2018 at 5:34 AM
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    Sandman614

    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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  7. Jul 13, 2018 at 5:55 AM
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  8. Jul 13, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    Sandman614

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    Works great
     
  9. Jul 13, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    taco2010trd

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    I got this one on Amazon. It works great with the Torque pro app.

    20180713_091053(0).jpg
     
  10. Jul 13, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    hemmjo

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    Torque does look good. I am looking for a app for iPhone..
     
  11. Jul 13, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    llamasmurf

    llamasmurf Herpa Derp

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    Build thread lists all the things :D
    Torque pro is great, I use it all the time off road to monitor my transmission temps.

    It also reads error codes, and can clear them.


     
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  12. Jul 13, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    inwood customs

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    Ultragauge, scangauge 2, torque pro
     
  13. Jul 13, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    Sandman614

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  14. Jul 13, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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  15. Jul 13, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    Sandman614

    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    No, or airbag, or abs.
     
  16. Jul 13, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    Larzzzz

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    Rats...
     
  17. Jul 13, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    Sandman614

    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    You need to get ahold of Toyota tech stream and a dongle.. Easy saerch, installation can be tricky though.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    hemmjo

    hemmjo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The reviews are not very good for the Torque app in iPhone. I do not see Torque Pro on the Apple store.

    Looks like I may just have to try a couple to see. It seems one of the first things I need to do it to get a Bluetooth ODB adapter.

    Are any of you using iPhone or are most of you Android users?
     
  19. Jul 13, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    Sandman614

    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    I think iPhone users need to use a Wi-Fi version. Maybe partly why the reviews of torque on Apple store are bad.
     
  20. Jul 13, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    hemmjo

    hemmjo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    That would certainly explain the bad reviews...
     

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