Engine Diagnostic Scanner

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 16:21
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Hello All,
Can anyone give me any advise on the capability of the diagnostic scanners advertised as e-bay.
Are they capable.
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Reply By: Member - Malcolm P (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 16:23

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 16:23
sorry should have said "on e-bay"
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 18:42

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 18:42
Which ones???? That was such a broad question that it is almost impossible to answer. In case you haven't noticed, they sell a few things on ebay...............
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Reply By: Groove - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 19:44

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 19:44
I saw these and was curious as well.

One problem with ODB devices is the lack of standards by the different carmanufacturers.

I say give it a go, then let me know:)

One thing to note is it only gives the error codes this then needs to be looked up in the appropriate manual for the car.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 21:06

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 21:06
OBD I had different codes for different manufacturers and most locally produced Fords and Holden still use that standard. Typcally accessed by shorting a couple of terminal on a connector and reading the codes off the blinking "check engine light".

OBD II is the newer standard and is used by all Japanese and American sourced vehicles. It is a more complete set of codes that has been standardised across all makes/models/engine configurations, and can also offer "live" data streaming from the various sensors. The general access is by a "standard" socket, but there is no compulsion to use the socket, so any OBD II reader may need an approriate patch lead to suit a makers version of "standard" connector.

Heres hoping they finally get their s**t together with OBD III and standardise everything.
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Follow Up By: Rokkitt - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:06

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 10:06
Standardize it Gary......that would make it too easy......lol
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