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obd2 scanner #4437071
06/20/17 07:16 PM
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Killer223 Offline OP
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That will do more than just scan for codes, i want one that will let me play with the computer in the truck, run diagnostics, and such.

reason i ask, the AC on my 08 is no where even close to that of my 04, so i hooked up gauges, all seemingly ok, now it's time to do tests that the FSM says i need a scanner for.

EG:

With the scan tool, read HVAC DTCs.

With the scan tool in Data Display, read the Evaporator Temperature
Sensor voltage.

things like that.



So what scan tool do i need?


08 6.7 cummins G56
04 5.9 cummins
11 ranger 4.0
16 KTM 250 XC
Re: obd2 scanner [Re: Killer223] #4437077
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If you can't find what you want cheap you can rent a dealer style DRB-III for three days for ~$100.

Re: obd2 scanner [Re: Killer223] #4437098
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where do i rent one at? i'll spend the coin for a nice one. up to about 1200$ or there abouts.


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16 KTM 250 XC
Re: obd2 scanner [Re: Killer223] #4437115
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Sounds like you are looking at a bidirectional unit.

I've been studying scan tools over the last few days. If you want to get up to speed about the various aftermarket and OEM scanner trends, I recommend joining the the Garagejournal forum and do a title search on the general tool section for "scan tool(s)". It will be very educational. Everything from the "reversed engineered" Chinese Autel and Launch products selling for under $2,000 up through the aftermarket Snap On/etc. aftermarket scanners in the $5,000+ range. They also discuss very capable used units for the serious DIYer well under $1,000.

The diagnostic scan tool subject is fascinating and scary at the same time. After studying it, one starts to appreciate (a bit) the high cost for garages to stay up to date.


Re: obd2 scanner [Re: Killer223] #4437126
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Ethos Tech is only a couple grand crzy

Re: obd2 scanner [Re: Killer223] #4437135
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a couple? try 3 grand.


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Re: obd2 scanner [Re: Killer223] #4437402
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What's an extra thousand bucks between friends? The tool guy is everybody's friend smile

Re: obd2 scanner [Re: Killer223] #4437467
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I just learned about this sub $200 unit that claims to be compatible with "all" electronic modules AND is bidirectional. Again, it is aimed at the shadetree mechanic managing just a few brands.

http://www.foxwelltech.com/product/item-169.html $155 on Amazon/Ebay.

At these prices, one has to wonder that these Chinese companies (Launch,Autel,Foxwell) are stealing intellectual property and reverse engineering these low cost units. Autel is getting sued constantly, but I have only read of the cases being over turned, not won. These companies are constantly battling this situation, and one wonders if some of this copyright infringement cases are as silly as the APPLE allegations against Samsung for similar styled looks.


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