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Thread: Hardware Review: ElmScan 5 ODB-II scanner with StreetDeck

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    Hardware Review: ElmScan 5 ODB-II scanner with StreetDeck

    If you are interested in finding out more about OBD-II and if it is implemented in your vehicle, please see this information: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/engine-management-obd-ii-engine-diagnostics-etc/18656-what-obd-ii.html

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    Wanting to further enhance the capabilities of my CarPC, I went ahead and went for the ElmScan5 avaliable here at the store.

    To date, this is the only OBD-II scanner that's fully compatable with StreetDeck.

    I've tested this for about 2 hours while driving our Supercharged Dakota R/T pick-up. I connected it to my laptop (which has StreetDeck installed) since the truck doesn't yet have a CarPC. The truck is a 1999. It's not very technologicaly advanced. The ECU that's actually in the truck is the Mopar performance ECU. It has some different fuel maps and timing curves programmed in it from the factory for better performance. On top of that, we're running a BTM (boost timing mmodule) from MSD. This unit will retard the timing for the motor based on the boost pressure it sees. This is a necessary module for our truck with the modifications we have done to it. We're also running a set of secondary injectors in the air hat to provide for extra fuel.

    I mention all of this to note that the ElmScan was still able to pull information from the truck. Being that the ECU is older in terms of technology, and the truck doesn't have as many sensors as many newer vehicles, the full capabilities of StreetDeck and ElmScan couldn't be captured.

    I took screen shots of just about every variable that could be graphed fom within StreetDeck.

















    The response is as to be expected from all of these. I checked the codes and didn't have any to clear, unfortunately for this refiew, fortunately for the truck!

    The graphs are easy to read and easy to switch between as well. I would really get on the truck and the lag in response on the graphs was well within reason.

    Perhaps, if I get a chance, I will go through and list off all of the graphs that StreetDeck can display.
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    Are those graphs unique to StreetDeck?

    Did you try out the software that comes with it?
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    Those graphs are unique to StreetDeck (the look of them).

    You can get the same information though from the program alone.
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    And bimmers?

    Can I read an 1995 e38 out with this thing?

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    Only if it's OBD-II compliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    Perhaps, if I get a chance, I will go through and list off all of the graphs that StreetDeck can display.
    Can you please do this? I am interested in purchasing this item.

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    The graphs that I can see are the following. However, since the vehicle I tested this is in older, I don't know if all of them are polled by the ElmScan device.

    Calculated Load
    Coolant Temp Fuel
    Trim Bank 1
    Fuel Trim Bank 2
    Fuel Trim Bank 3
    Fuel Trim Bank 4
    Fuel Pressure
    Manifold Pressure
    RPM Speed
    Timing Advance
    Intake Air Temp
    MAF Absolute
    Throttle Sensor
    O2 Sensor Bank 1, Sensor 1
    O2 Sensor Bank 1, Sensor 2
    O2 Sensor Bank 1, Sensor 3
    O2 Sensor Bank 1, Sensor 4
    O2 Sensor Bank 2, Sensor 1
    O2 Sensor Bank 2, Sensor 2
    O2 Sensor Bank 2, Sensor 3
    O2 Sensor Bank 2, Sensor 4
    Distance Traveled with MIL On
    Relative Fuel Pressure
    Fuel Pressure High
    O2S1 WR Lambda
    O2S2 WR Lambda
    O2S3 WR Lambda
    O2S4 WR Lambda
    O2S5 WR Lambda
    O2S6 WR Lambda
    O2S7 WR Lambda
    O2S8 WR Lambda
    CMD EGR
    EGR Error
    Evap %
    Fuel Level
    Warm Ups
    Distance Since Codes Cleared
    Evap. System Vapor Pressure
    Barometric Pressure
    O2S1 WRa Lambda
    O2S2 WRa Lambda
    O2S3 WRa Lambda
    O2S4 WRa Lambda
    O2S5 WRa Lambda
    O2S6 WRa Lambda
    O2S7 WRa Lambda
    O2S8 WRa Lambda
    Cat Temperature 1 1
    Cat Temperature 2 1
    Cat Temperature 1 2
    Cat Temperature 2 2
    Control Module Voltage
    Absolute Load Value
    Commanded Equiv Ratio
    Relative Throttle Position A
    Ambient Air Temp
    Absolute Throttle Position B
    Absolute Throttle Position C
    Accelerator Pedal Position D
    Accelerator Pedal Position E
    Accelerator Pedal Position F
    Commanded Throttle Actuator Control
    Minutes Running Engine while MIL On
    Time Since Trouble Codes Cleared
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