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Old 04-28-08, 10:27 AM
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Code reader/scanner

Did a search but all the posts seem to be a few years old so maybe something new is out there.
I am interested in purchasing an OBD II reader/scanner to help with DIY auto repairs. I know they come in all flavors and prices. what would be the best "bang for the buck" around the $200 range.
Specifically I need it now for a 2003 Accord, 2002 Corolla and a 2000 Ford Ranger. One option I would like if possible is to tell me if a vehicle will pass emmissions/ state inspection test (NY)
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Old 04-28-08, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jcaxtell View Post
Specifically I need it now for a 2003 Accord, 2002 Corolla and a 2000 Ford Ranger. One option I would like if possible is to tell me if a vehicle will pass emmissions/ state inspection test (NY)
Thanks all
i just love Scangauge. i used it on chevy, honda, lexus, and ranger, 99. it reads/resets codes, plus you have access to all the data that ECM has access to, plus you have nice trip computer built in. i had mine for $120 and used it religiously for yrs. they have better version now, how much and such - google it.
works as a decent fuel saver too, as it modifies your driving habits, while you watch that MPG data.
 
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Old 04-29-08, 07:11 AM
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Check out Carplugs.

I've used their scanner (Rs232 Version) for 3 years now on a Honda's, Ford's, GM, Volvo's , BMW, Porsche and Toyota's.

Now, they have usb scan tools and bluetooth wireless scan tools also.

For emissions testing, they have obd2 scanner with built in logging that you leave in your car and a light turns-on on the scanner to tell you if you passed the test.

Ask them by email, It think it is not on their site yet but they have it on their blog.

Intravino
 
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Old 04-29-08, 08:41 PM
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btw, i have just looked at the 2nd gen Scangauge. one of the added features is to tell you when engine is ready to pass the emission test
http://pureenergysystems.com/store/ScanGauge/

(disclamer: i have NO financial interest in the device. i just like it off practical experience)
 
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Old 04-30-08, 04:18 AM
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i think you guys are talking apples and oranges here with respect to the emission test thing. it sounds like the OP wants something that will tell him whether the car will pass NY tailpipe testing? am i correct?

the scanguage won't tell you that, but rather tell you that the OBD II readiness flags are set, which means that the PCM will run certain tests on all monitored outputs to determine their overall condition. OBD II is designed to identify sensors that are degrading, whereas OBD I would only identify a sensor that had already failed.

I would feel pretty confident tho that any OBD II equipped vehicle that has pass all of it's monitors, would probably pass tailpipe testing. keep in mind tho that readiness monitors only run when certain conditions are met...in the case of my wifes 2000 tahoe, she drives a couple miles each way to work...many of the monitors (probably most) won't be run under those conditions. we may be heading for a discussion of trips and drive cycles...where's my coffee???
 
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