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Code reader?

What is a decent product, and decent price code reader or scanner? Any opinions? Looking at getting something to read codes, not that I need one right this minute... however this seems to be a very valuable item to have.

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Sinister Diesel has the best price I have seen.
I have it and love it. For a DIY guy I think it is the best price around. But you do need a lap top to use it. Or a Palm Pilot thing.


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Just ordered my Auto Enginuity scanner today. Heard nothing but good things about it! $360 + shipping


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another for the AE. There is so much info on it that i haven't even figured it all out yet, lol.

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anybody got a number or web address for Sinister Diesel?
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Just got mine it this week! Has anyone figured out how to configure tire sizes into the PCM?


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Just got mine it this week! Has anyone figured out how to configure tire sizes into the PCM?
When you first go into the system choose the anti-lock brake module, then select "test onboard systems". It will be one of the tests you can run there. I havent looked at it in a while but I believe it is set up for tire diameter in 1/2" increments. So know that before you go into it.

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