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Old 04-07-2014, 04:28 PM
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Auto engenuity code scanner tool

What is everyone opinion on the AE? what i hear this is the best code tool you can get. Does anyone know if Its possible to fix the speedometer since my truck has an 8 inch lift in
37s. I also heard that it can tell how much HP I have and can do speed times like 0 to 60.

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best code tool is Fords IDS

A/E is affordable and does access a lot of stuff a cheap reader can not

it has a tire setting option in the ABS module but you may or may not get results

in my opinion real HP and torque isn't something this can do like a Dyno but through calculations and user values it can do the math I guess I never really play with that portion of the software myself
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For the ae do you just leave it plugged in the truck and let it collect data and then connect it to a laptop to read it?

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No its runs off the laptop via USB. Or certain windows 8 tablets

You can set it for 37's no problem people say that's the limit but I set it for 40's and it was correct
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So I have to have a laptop in the truck at all times?

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You dont leave it plugged in I'm not aware of it reading HP or any performance stuff. I have AE and never seen this - maybe because I didnt look for it.
AE is an awesome scan tool though.
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yes...and also cant be plugged into the cig lighter, I've seen it do weird things but it'd still work just more of a pain. but yes the best (in this order) is Ford I/S tool, snap-on modus/similar, then A/E but the first two are over $1,000 or more so AE at about 400 & whatever laptop.
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Anytime you want to be reading data from the truck it must be plugged into the laptop yes.

And absolutely never ever have the laptop plugged into the cigarette lighter for power and the OBDII port at the same time. This causes a grounded loop and worse case scenario fries youR PCM
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And absolutely never ever have the laptop plugged into the cigarette lighter for power and the OBDII port at the same time. This causes a grounded loop and worse case scenario fries youR PCM
Where did you get your information?
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From their Forum;

Important AutoEnginuity USB Hardware Note

Unlike devices connected via Serial cables, USB devices are "Powered" by the PC they are connected to. Connecting an AutoEnginuity USB ScanTool cable to a laptop computer that is being powered through the Cigarette Lighter/Power Port of the vehicle can cause ground loops through the laptop. At the very least this will lead to problems establishing communications with the vehicle, in some cases this can even damage the AutoEnginuity USB ScanTool hardware. This problem will occur whether using an inverter or powering directly off of 12v.

If you are using the AutoEnginuity USB ScanTool on a vehicle where the OBDII port and the Cigarette Lighter/Power Port share the same fused circuit (Ford Super Duty for example), do NOT power the laptop from the power ports.
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