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Scan Guage alternative (far better) for under $40

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by pyro13g, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. pyro13g

    pyro13g [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Works with any Android phone and yes iPhone has an app but it goes by a different name....

    @SurfInferno. Yes that will work it's what I got.
     
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    Not a fan of Ho Chi Man electronics...if that unit somehow fouls up something on your trusty truck,who are you going to complain to/sue....Oh,so sorry,no longer in buziness!.
     
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    For 20 beans I don't think you can go wrong!
     
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    I dont see how a ODBII reader would mess up your truck. You would have to do some serious programming(meaning build your own program to tune it) to mess it up. But i understand where your coming from... the only thing i would be out is $30 for the ODBII reader... so ill take the chance...
    If you are not too sure about the unit I would be happy to crack mine open to show you the circuit board... if you know anything about electronics... I know enough to get me in trouble (like building a burning laser from a DVD drive and a old computer power supply) lol
     
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    why is the ODB II device for the iphone over $100? i would do this but not for that expensive of a device and i read the Rev app is $40 if you want the cool and important features....
     
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    You don't need to pay $100 for the same thing they both run off Bluetooth unless your buying the cable that hooks into your car. But this is a Bluetooth program and it will work all the same...
     
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    Cool. I'll have to look into this when I feel like buying the $40 iPhone app
     
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    Well my code reader came today, and after a little initial testing (drove up the block, i'm at work), it seems to work fine. I"m not really sure what most of it does but i'm getting a realtime mpg reading which is sweeeet...any tips about this program ? (torque)(using moto milestone - OG droid)
     
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    Yea get some time to mess with it... There are multiple screens which if you hold down you can add gauges... I'll try to find a tutorial vid for you
     
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    Subscribing.
     
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    i just ordered one hopefully by time it gets here still works.
     
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    got one from ebay on the cheap and it works. but the mpg seems messed up. i think the program is calculating it wrong.
     
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    Make sure you put in your engine size in the settings and there is a difference between the active mpgs and the average mpgs... Yes it will be off especially if you have any modifications, it is getting the information form the inboard computer so it tells you whatever the computer says lol....
     
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    btw, your smart phone is from china as well... :p

    and that is pretty cool, except half the measurements are bs... hp??? comeon! still a great tool though for test codes.
     
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    Picked up a OBDII Bluetooth (one pictured in OP's OP) on ebay for $20.00 shipped!!! Can't wait to get it in the mail so I can hook it up and try it out!!!
     
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    Sounds like a cool gadget. If nothing else but to check and possibly clear codes it would be worth it. I guess the "droid does" still holds true.
     
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    So yesterday after installed spark plugs I got my first codes!! Long story short I forgot to tighten the ODBII ground bolt.

    I used Torque to diagnose and clear the codes no problemo!! Highly recommend. Even if the mpg reading is off, can you still get the idea that less gas pedal = high mpgs.
     
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    Glad this thing is working for people, I mean for the price you cant beat it!
     
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