OBD II data logger for PC

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  1. YelloEye

    YelloEye Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The last link I posted for ecrater you can buy a single unit. Looks like the same thing as the link you posted.

    Not quite understanding this PID stuff, reading the wiki now.

    Ok think I got it mostly, you're wanting to know if it reads everything that the OBDII port is putting out. I would imagine so but hey its 30 bucks lol.

    incase you were wondering our cars are CAN bus.
     
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    just dont expect them to display it in a cool gauge like fashion...also they are made in china
     
  3. YelloEye

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    It wont display anything out of the box and attached with drivers installed, need software to display anything. I've seen packages from free/open to $150

    Small list from just 1 site of whats available for a few bucks: http://www.scantool.net/software/
    More, but may be specific to the tool sold on scantool.net http://www.scantool.net/scantool/downloads/diagnostic-software/
    Another interesting program, only works with ELM327 firmware http://www.easyobdii.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=5

    EDIT: Here's the one my dad bought back when OBD-II was brand new. Decent system and holy crap is it versatile: http://www.autotap.com/
     
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    i kno at the FORD shop i work at we have FORD specific IDS s that hook right up to our labtops but are not compatible with CHEVY :( we do have that hand Held SNAP ON one u were talkin bout but i never tried it yet.........i kno the ones they use at Chevy dealerships are any were from 4 to 5000$ !! ;-0
     
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    tech 2 is the only scan tool that will legitimately data log like you're saying since they are designed for GM vehicles. I wouldn't mess with anything else but hptuners. you're gonna end up getting something half-assed otherwise. it's expensive, but one of the best things you can buy for yourself owning a gm car. I've messed with some other scan tools like snap on that will data log but it's only like fluid temps, iat's and o2 voltages.
     
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    Im interested in some software to display stuff. i already got the OBD2/USB cable just need software
     
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  8. YelloEye

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    2006 2.2 no worky with HPtuners.....:( Damn bastard child E16A ECU....They'll do everybody elses, but not that one..

    ---------- Post added at 10:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:42 PM ----------

    Believe me, if I could tune my car with HPtuners, I would have already dropped the $650 for the pro package...
     
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    For anybody with iPhones, there is new apps just recently released since SEMA 2009 that are capable of data logging ect with a data cable you can get.
     
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    didn't realize you had the l61. man....I really don't know I am so used to lsj/lnf tuning I never even looked into this. I am interested now I'll ask some of my friends and report back here.
     

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