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I just received my new OBD2 cable a few days ago and so far it's working great. It hooks up to the serial port in your laptop and then plugs into the OBD2 connector in your truck. The amount of information this thing derives is insane!!!

To start with it can read codes and clear them for you, but the best feature is the real-time information on a bunch of parameters such as coolant temp, rpm, O2 sensors, fuel trim, RPM, load percents, MAS percents, throttle position, intake air temp, and probably 1000 more that I can't possibly list!! I think it's incredible and will be a very useful tool in the future, especially if I ever do strap on a supercharger... :twisted:

Anyhow, here's the site where I bought it from http://www.obd-2.com/ From there you can see some of the pictures and diagrams the software will show.

I just nominated this item as an EXTREMELY COOL TOOL!! 8)
 
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Dang that was quick shipping. Glad to hear that the tool worked out. Guess it's my turn to get it.
 

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It was 3 days free shipping on it. I bought the combo unit so I could hook it up to my wifes Lincoln too. It works awesome. I was out doing some testing earlier this evening with it and I can't believe all the info it will give you. It's almost information overload. I've got to spend some time with it and narrow down what I want to see and what I don't. A MUST buy for the techie at heart!! :D
 
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Guess we will see how the drive by wire system reacts when you compare rolling onto the gas and slamming the pedal down. Did you have to register the software or anything? Just download the program and order the cable? Me, "oh wise one"? Ha, I am the wise one of something that is nothing.
 

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Guess we will see how the drive by wire system reacts when you compare rolling onto the gas and slamming the pedal down. Did you have to register the software or anything? Just download the program and order the cable? Me, "oh wise one"? Ha, I am the wise one of something that is nothing.
wise one of something that is nothing??? What ta heck is that.. :lol:

Yes I registered the software, when the cable arrived it came with a sheet that had the registration code on it. And YES it reads timing!! I was out playing a little and the timing would fluctuate anywhere from 2 to 31'. It was rock solid at 15' while idling. I'm anxious to do some more playing!! This is the tool that will answer the common question of what different octanes will do for timing.
 
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My crystal ball says that it's already released. Actually my buddy bought one for $385. He has yet to install it on his Altima though.
 

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please keep me updated. That would be a nice addition especially for those of us running bigger exhaust and high flow intakes.
 
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please keep me updated. That would be a nice addition especially for those of us running bigger exhaust and high flow intakes.
I'll think about it :lol: we are still heartbroken that you left TT.com.
 

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we are still heartbroken that you left TT.com.
Hands off! He is OURS now! LOL
 

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I have the Auterra one for the Palm and it will read about a million sensors, list troublecodes, graph, and reset MIL. It is supposed to do a dyno function by RPM amd vehicle speed Ect but every time I try the Palm forgets the data. But all the car connectors should be the same if it is after 1996 and not a deisel truck. I do wish it could make some programing changes but it doesn't know how. The second post for the one that can edit the program is mighty interesting. 8)
 

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These are great to check the comdition of the car every now and then. the MIL (check engine) light only comes on if it is an emissions problem. The computer may know of other engine or transmission problems, store the code but never turn on the light.
 

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JetTech said:
I just received my new OBD2 cable a few days ago and so far it's working great. It hooks up to the serial port in your laptop and then plugs into the OBD2 connector in your truck. The amount of information this thing derives is insane!!!

To start with it can read codes and clear them for you, but the best feature is the real-time information on a bunch of parameters such as coolant temp, rpm, O2 sensors, fuel trim, RPM, load percents, MAS percents, throttle position, intake air temp, and probably 1000 more that I can't possibly list!! I think it's incredible and will be a very useful tool in the future, especially if I ever do strap on a supercharger... :twisted:

Anyhow, here's the site where I bought it from http://www.obd-2.com/ From there you can see some of the pictures and diagrams the software will show.

I just nominated this item as an EXTREMELY COOL TOOL!! 8)
JT,
This thread kind of peters out, can you fill in some of the
details on the cable? I went to the OBD-2 site, pretty confusing
layout. Can you give a few details on price, what you've done with it, etc.?

Thanks,

Greg
 

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JetTech,
I went back to the OBD-2 website and read it this time. It makes more sense when you read things, I guess. Anyway, I found the price and ordering info.

Still interested in what you have done with the cable you bought. Any fun stuff?

Thanks,

Greg
 

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I have the Auterra one for the Palm and it will read about a million sensors, list troublecodes, graph, and reset MIL. It is supposed to do a dyno function by RPM amd vehicle speed Ect but every time I try the Palm forgets the data. But all the car connectors should be the same if it is after 1996 and not a deisel truck. I do wish it could make some programing changes but it doesn't know how. The second post for the one that can edit the program is mighty interesting. 8)
I too have the Auterra DynoScan on my Palm but one day about 6 months ago it just stopped working??? Won't connect to any vehicle. I thought it might be the Hot Sync cable but the cable is good. I have no idea what the deal is. It was out of warranty and Auterra was no help when I called them. Worked great for a year and then nothing. I used to use it on my 1996 Camaro Z28. The Dyno features were awesome once I learned to use them. Great product.
 

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Sorry all, sometimes I miss when a thread has a response to it and this is definitely one of them. :oops:

Let's see, fun stuff.......I have had a blast with it and have been able to do a lot of testing with the mods I have. Quite honestly I wouldn't even know where to begin because it's helped me determine MAF volume, the differences between the Volant and stock.

I was able to tell if the straight pipes increased or decreased the load percent on my engine. I was also able to see that the computer was slowly adapting to my straight pipes from the short term and long term fuel trim settings. At which time my SES light went out once it was done, 3 weeks later.

The list is huge what you can read with this cable, get one if your interested, you won't be sorry..
 
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