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post #1 of 4 Old 03-14-2011, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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OBDII for 97 PSD advice...

Hey guys..

Kinda new to PSDs but I got a 97 F250 PSD and wanted to invest in a decent OBDII scan tool. Looking for recommendations.

I know about the AutoIngenuity devices but thats too rich for me. What can I get at a place like Sears that would serve me well? Hoping to keep it under $100 but could go a little higher for a worthy unit.

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1997 F-250 7.3L HD Auto Tranny 4x4 Extended Cab Long Bed
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Doubt you'll find anything under 100$, The majority of you cheap code readers at the parts house will not read our trucks.

You can search Ebay, and find a used Snap On "brick" MT2500, should be able to pick one up for under 300

Another option would be a used OTC Nemysis, should be able to ebay one of those in the sub 300$ Range also.

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Also, you may want to look into a Scangauge by Aeroforce,

You should be able to get one from a vendor on the board for about 250$ish, It will do all the tests, cylinder contribution, buzz test, KOER, KOEO, and let you monitor most parameters of you truck.

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Well I broke down and orderd an AutoEnginuity Scantool with the enhanced Ford package. When I really thought about it although it was a chunk of change, it seemed the smart thing to do since it offers such extensive testing and diagnostics and especially when I realized it would probably retain a lot of its resale value if I wanted to sell it in a worst case scenario. Cost me about 360 and now that I have made the decision I cant wait for it to arrive.

Thanks for all the advice.

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