New Engine Code Reader

Submitted: Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 13:33
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Noticed in latest " cattledog" from jaycar that they have a wireless obd2 code reader for $59.95,thought it might be of use to some..
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 22:45

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 at 22:45
Here is the bit that Tim neglected to post - Link to Device
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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 07:52

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 07:52
Yeah. There are a number of smartphone apps that will display the data.

Haven't tried it; gone down the ScanGauge II route. It's wired which is not as convenient but the display is compact and readable in the sun.
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Reply By: Zippo - Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 15:56

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 15:56
There are also hordes of these on ebay below $20.
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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 11:28

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 at 11:28
The Chinese make a lot of good OBD readers that are very comprehensive and which come with a very large range of vehicle electronic repair information loaded into them.

If you just buy a cheap code reader, all you get is the ability to identify fault codes and not much else.
That's about on a par with buying a cheap copy of an encyclopedia and finding out you've only been supplied with books that cover A to C.

The better quality OBD readers supply you with all the repair info needed to understand and identify all the electronic components, how they all work together, and what could be creating individual fault codes.

There's a lot of rorting in the pricing of OBD readers. A mate wanted a comprehensive model, because he's fixing more and more late model vehicles that people have abandoned because the stealers wanted thousands to fix electronic faults.
A typical comprehensive OBD reader unit was priced locally at $7000.

He purchased a virtually identical unit directly off the Chinese for under $900.
He's wrapped in it, it's loaded with all the electronic repair info on all Australian models, and he paid for it within a month with the increased repair ability.

Cheers, Ron.
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