Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Fishinguy40

Scan Tool Recommendations

4 posts in this topic

I am considering purchasing a scan tool.  I currently have a cheap unit that I purchased from Amazon that interfaces with my Android phone.  It allows me to retrieve and reset codes and look at limited live data.  I'm wondering if there is something better available for the DIYer.

I don't know a lot about them.  Tried doing some research on line but it's tough to figure out what you'll get for the money.  I don't do this for a living so I'm not looking at spending $1,000 or more.

 

Any recommendations?  Or just stick to what I've got?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What capabilities are you looking for? OBDII only, DTC and live data for more control modules, bi directional tests? I work for a company that manufactures them here in MN and can help point you in the right direction.  As I'm sure you know, options are endless and only limited by the amount of $$ you want to spend.

gunner55 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure what capabilities I'm looking for as I'm not sure what capabilities are available.  Currently I'm working on my daughter's car that intermittently stalls on her.  Doesn't throw any codes.  And of course it won't do it when I'm driving it.  Though I have had it surge on me twice while sitting at a stop light.  I could feel it and noticed the rpm's go up and down.  Only lasted a couple seconds.  It would be nice if I could view and trend more than one piece of live data at a time, which is what I am limited to now with the app on  my android.  I'm thinking/hoping that I might be able to catch something in the trends.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it would be very unlikely to catch a quick glitch with a scan tool. refresh rate may not be fast enough to catch something that happens to quickly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now



  • Posts

    • Hey @rl_sd who had the meat on sale? Looks great btw
    • chicks maybe exploring what the beak is for
    •   You can also be a little creative with the leftover meat.  For example: The wife and I will whip up a spanish rice mixed in with the pork and make Enchiladas or heat the pork on the stove top, mix in some BBQ sauce and make quesadillas (the grandkids love them).   There's more to pulled pork than sandwiches.  
    • that is great!!!!   good for you guys!!!!
    • Your right rs_ld,  a full smoker is the way to go, leftovers can always be frozen and re heated..good eats.
    • 195 degrees on these butts. Like they say, if you are going to spend 9 hrs smoking 5# of meat, you just as well spend the same amount of time smoking 45#. The local grocery had these on sale so had a few friends take the offer to throw a roast on for them. Took two off early for slicing  Pulling the rest cost them each a beer though!
    • Very good stuff, kinda tasted like ribs with this recipe,  I'll keep at it til I find the right one!! Good luck moon lake!!
    • It will be interesting to see how the Warriors react in free agency.  Will they be able to keep the team together?  It seems like all these guys value winning above a paycheck so they might be willing to sign deals that will still allow the team flexibility to keep good role players around them.    
    • That's too bad.  The fish were ON FIRE up there.  I went out with my dad and uncle with our tiller walleye boat, and hardly a clue what we were doing, and we crushed them!  Ended up with 118 pounds of packaged salmon fillets.  I think I can honestly say it was the most fun fishing trip I've had in my life.  Here's my biggest of the trip, 25 pounds.    
    •   It's amazing to see a thoroughly talented team like Cleveland just get dissected like a back alley pick up team. I agree--GS will be THE team to beat for several more years if they keep their nucleus. I think we can make them sweat a little bit now, though, so that's pretty exciting for a change! 
  • Our Sponsors