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Old 03-20-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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Is there any scanners out there in the 200 to 400 dollar range.You read good and bad about all of them,I need a OBD1 mostly as the corvettes are old.I would like it to check sensors,rpm's,timing so I don't have to fool around with the light and meter.


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http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/...oftware#p19860

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theres currently several software cds available that you can use with a lap top and a connector cable to diagnose most engines that have a computer OBDI or OBDII connector
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http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/...scanners#p7163


theres currently several software cds available that you can use with a lap top and a connector cable to diagnose most engines that have a computer OBDI or OBDII connector
Hi Grump
This sounds like the way to go,I'm no computer geek.Have you got a choice,help me out ,this is new to me.
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http://www.palmerperformance.com/sup...m_enhanced.php

http://www.palmerperformance.com/sto...products_id=54

I have not even seen this used personally but looking over the info this (ABOVE)is what ID buy currently

I purchased this one below YEARS AGO and its got FAR less features

http://www.etoolcart.com/autoxray-sc...an-ax6000.aspx
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http://www.palmerperformance.com/sup...m_enhanced.php

http://www.palmerperformance.com/sto...products_id=54

I have not even seen this used personally but looking over the info this (ABOVE)is what ID buy currently

I purchased this one below YEARS AGO and its got FAR less features

http://www.etoolcart.com/autoxray-sc...an-ax6000.aspx
Thanks a million Grump I'm going to try one but i'm old school you know how that goes.
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So Grump, can I perform all of the trouble-shooting steps in my GM service manual with these software based devices? Things like sending signals to turn sensors on and and off, commands to activate switches and things of this nature for trouble-shooting. Can I do all of that with those software based scanners? I am looking into a new one myself.
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no, none of these can do everything. There are some things that are Tech II only. I would have to dig thru the research I did a while ago when I was looking for what would basically be Tech II software for a PC.
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no, none of these can do everything. There are some things that are Tech II only. I would have to dig thru the research I did a while ago when I was looking for what would basically be Tech II software for a PC.
Now THAT research is something that I would love to see. I want a software based version of the Tech II.
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I found a software package that is close, but still not quite Tech II capabilities.

For good reading: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...d.php?t=921103

software/hardware package http://www.autoenginuity.com/order.html
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Good to know. Time to head to the bathroom! I do my best reading there.
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