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  • digitmoto.com or autoenginuity.com

    it's my b-day tomorrow so i'm going to buy myself an OBDii reader/scanner.


    which one of these is better from everyone's experience?

    i know the autoenginuity one is a bit more expensive but i don't mind paying if its a better product.

    i want something that refreshes fast and shows me everything.

    thanks all.
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    2001 Acura CL traded for a 2006 Subaru Legacy GT
    7" Lilliput Touchscreen
    NANO-ITX+m1-atx
    512 DDRsodimm
    60g SATA Laptop HD
    4x Apple DVDslot
    digimoto OBDii
    mS GPS
    mini BT keyboard
    relocated HU faceplate

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    • #3
      I guess you're not the only one wondering about it
      -Mars

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      • #4
        Modis from Snapon is veeeeeeery good, and its only like 8 grand or so
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        • #5
          All I can say is that I have a OBD II reader that uses the ELM chip like digimoto.com and it only gets 2.5 updates a second and that is split between all the parameters you are watching.
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          • #6
            is the software from either compatible with the hardware from the other? how are they getting the dyno functionality.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by god_of_cpu
              All I can say is that I have a OBD II reader that uses the ELM chip like digimoto.com and it only gets 2.5 updates a second and that is split between all the parameters you are watching.

              I have the same interface and it won't work with all the available software!!!

              Is there a better one that will work with ALL the available softwares??

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              • #8
                There is no hardware interface that will work with all software. The problem is that the OBD II protocol is not directly compatible with a serial port so the hardware interface needs to convert from the OBD II protocol to something that will be readable on the serial port. All the hardware interfaces take a slightly different approach to this conversion so code needs to be written that is compatible with converted format, not the standard OBD II data format.
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                • #9
                  I really like my obddiagnostics.com BR-3, it was cheap ($90) and supports all the OBD-II interfaces so it will work on any car, unlike scantool which needs special hardware for each.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by god_of_cpu
                    All I can say is that I have a OBD II reader that uses the ELM chip like digimoto.com and it only gets 2.5 updates a second and that is split between all the parameters you are watching.

                    Thankfully most new cars are switching to CAN interface now, so that shouldnt be a problem. However.. there are no cheap scanners that support CAN as of yet, sigh...
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                    • #11
                      Is there an OBD ii tool that can change porformance codes? Example like changeing how much pickup you get or gas milage? I know they have the hand tools, but is there one that could be hooked up to a computer?

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                      • #12
                        OBDii is read only.
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                        • #13
                          Then what are those things that they hook up the OBD that turn off the check engin light? That doesn't sound like read only to me. Maby i'm missing something

                          Edit :Im looking for something like this but for a computer .

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                          • #14
                            So, is autoennginuity better???
                            Is the refresh rate better??
                            As I can see the software is much much better!!!!!
                            I think that they have a bluetooth interface too, right?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Animepix
                              Then what are those things that they hook up the OBD that turn off the check engin light? That doesn't sound like read only to me. Maby i'm missing something
                              OBD II is MOSTLY read-only, the 1 and ONLY thing it can reset is the check engine light which also "resets" the ECU. If you want more functionality, you'll have to look to manufacturer specific protocols. Most of these use the same port as OBD II, but use different wires and are proprietary solutions.
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