Scangauge or alternative ???

Submitted: Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 07:53
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Have had a scangauge previously, Question is are there alternative similar units available to scan error codes and monitor engine etc.
What unit are people using ??
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 09:20

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 09:20
You could use a Bluetooth OBDII Reader with Torque App on your smart Phone. I have used one for a few years and only use it once in a while. I did plug it in to a fellas vehicle who had gone into limp mode on the roadside once and cleared his codes. Worked at the time, don't know if he got far after I left him??
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 09:58

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 09:58
this one seems popular
http://ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/index.htm
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Follow Up By: Tim F3 - Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 16:16

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 16:16
Wicket,thankyou for your reply,this unit looks interesting,however i cannot find on their website that it is compatable with 100 series turbo diesal cruiser...
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Follow Up By: Member -Ted (Vic) - Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 20:25

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 20:25
Tim
The 100 series diesel (I have a 1HDFTE) uses a different protocol. It is M-OBD (multiplexed) not standard OBDII. I wasted $100+ dollars buying a Maxiscan JP701 after confirming with the seller that it would work on my vehicle, it does not, trying to get a refund at present. If you search LCOOL you will find lots of info.

cheers
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:06

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:06
eBay has obd2 Bluetooth units as low as $10 I believe, teamed up with android or iPhone app, can do the trick.
I just saw Supercheap has these on special until 25/8 (sorry mobile site no insert URLs so you might have to copy / paste) . . .

http://m.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/Actron-Auto-Scanner-OBD2-CAN/340602

I went one of these as the app (I assume) can have be vehicle models in future upgrades, not sure about unit above.

http://m.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/Actron-Auto-Scanner-Smartphone-Diagnostics/353086
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Reply By: maurice b - Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 14:03

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 14:03
I have seen the the above pk rangers posts plug in Actron scangauge clear a ford ranger fault that went into limp mode, it actually tells you what the error is from its stored data so you dont have to look up the code and appears to be quiet good in quality.I ordered this cheapy to clear a code on a petrol vehicle after one coil failed . According to the details should work on any OBD2 will let you know how it goes http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271797533627
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Reply By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 06:03

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 06:03
Not sure if mine would operate on most Australian vehicles, but I use a Edge CTS on my Chev Silverado. It gives me more info than I could ever hope to need; even including things such as the 8 individual injector balance rates, intake temp, exhaust gas temp pre and post turbo, torque output, power output, roll and pitch info etc etc.

https://edgeproducts.com/

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Tim F3 - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 09:00

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 09:00
Thankyou Roachie for the reply but there is no landcruiser 100 series on edgeproducts website unfortunatly.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 20:51

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 20:51
Roachie
Does the Chev have pre and post thermocouples so it can tell the EGT's either side? Haven't heard of a vehicle which has both. Most don't even have one!
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 05:40

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 05:40
Ross,

No...I had to drill and tap a hole in one manifold for the pre-turbo thermocouple. Would've been great if it had already had it!

Roachie
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