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Old 03-19-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Can someone recommend an Auto Code Scanner?

Hi everybody:

I was wondering if someone could recommend an Auto Code Scanner for a home mechanic with the following features:

  • gives the code meaning
  • able to be upgraded online
  • handles live code
  • reads OBD2 and OBD1
  • works on diesel engines
  • works with an iPhone (if possible)

Thanks

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Old 08-30-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Re: Can someone recommend an Auto Code Scanner?

Sungtool or anyone else:

I'm also in need of a scan tool, more so for OBD-I rather than OBD-II since I'm maily concerned w/diagnosing issues w/my 91 L98 TPI Vette. OBD-II will most definitely be in my future as that's what all my other cars are.

I've looked at Amazon and checked out the Actron, Equus/Innova and Matco/Innova. Every single one of them have bad/poor reviews where the devices don't work at all or fail after a short period of time and the mfgr won't repair it because they only have an Internet receipt rather than a register receipt. I had actually purchased the MD1042 Matco Tools SCANADVISOR, but returned it since it wouldn't function for OBD-I.

I'm considering the SnapOn mt2500, though it is a bit on the expensive side. Then again, you get what you pay for... if/when you're lucky.

So, if anyone out there has any helpful suggestions...

Thx.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:34 PM   #3
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Re: Can someone recommend an Auto Code Scanner?

I build scan tools for shops and the best "all around" scanner that people seem to be going with is the BAUM DS2021... it's fabulous with Actual Values, control module replacing (coding transfer functions) and if you get the fully loaded one it comes with all the specialty connectors for all the pre obd2 vehicles. Also it has great coverage for BMW / MERCEDES / PORSCHE / AUDI that other scanners lack.

I actually have one, that I'm going to post on the for sale section if i find it. They normaly sell for about 5500 fully loaded with one year free upgrades.. The one I have is about 6 months old, fully loaded in like new condition and I'm looking for about 2700 for it. and the remaining 6 months of upgrades transfers to the buyer as well.
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:54 AM   #4
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Re: Can someone recommend an Auto Code Scanner?

Get Launch X431 V+ pro, work on old and new vehicle, gasoline and diesel, OBD1 and OBD2, all system...

But the price is high
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