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    monitoring systems?

    i am courious about some of the programs out there that can monitor a cars performance? anyone know of them? and maybe what i would have to do to tap into the cars puter? maybe something with the dia port?

    and something else that has been on my mind where or how can i get a hold of a rta type program??

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    if ya got a Volkswagen or Audi I got the perfect program.

    What you sportin???

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    I have a 1996 jeep cherokee sport. my freind who is really intrested in a program has a 1999 grand prix gt.

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    Both your and your friend's cars have OBD-II, so you could hook up a reader to the computer and read that information. Unfortunately, there aren't many electronic components on the Jeep (compared to other modern cars), and the ones there are aren't coordinated/bussed in any way (i.e. BMW's bus system), so you're pretty much limited to what the OBD-II can tell you (Speed, RPM, Engnie Load, Coolant Temp, O2 guages, Error code reading, etc.). I'm not sure what additional informat you could pull out of the Pontiac.

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    Is there a central listing? I checked one OBDii site and it said my year wasnt supported, bu the year after mine did. It would cool if i could run that shtuff. I havent frisked my car for the interface yet.

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    so is it possible to change settings in the vechicle through the odb11? stuff like the shift points, idle controll, stuff like that? I think that is what he is wanting to do, not just a monitoring system. He also said something about using an interface directly on the cars computer, not so much throught the obd port.

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    no OBD-II is mainly for monitoring, some cars allow modifications such as those through another tool that hooks up in the same way. most are ford or chevy's. I have seen a MUT-III tool for mitsubishi that lets you change fuel maps but the tool is $5,000 and only sold to dealers.

    There are other ports on most cars now for these such tools but only on the newer models (1996 and later i believe and the reprogramming hasnt become popular till mid 2000)

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    Try Auto Tap, no you can't make adjustments, other than turning off the check engine light, but you can monitor quit a bit of information and it is displayed on a computer.

    ~Terpy~
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    terpy, none of thoes links in your post work for me..

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    How can I monitor my engine data on my vw?

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