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Old 02-05-2011, 06:01 AM
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Cheapest solution for monitoring EOT and ECT?

Ideally I'd like to get an Insight, but that's not in the budget right now.

I was thinkin' about buying an ODBII-to-USB connector, and finding some software for my laptop.

Thought I'd see if you guys had any cheaper/better method?
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:08 AM
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I also have an Iphone, and have read about a bluetooth ODBII connector?
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:14 AM
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Get a ScanGauge II for 169.00.
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Used Original Insight.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:45 AM
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I was thinkin' more like this...

ELMScan 5 Universal OBD II Scan Tool w/ Free Software - eBay (item 200519139829 end time Feb-09-11 19:44:06 PST)
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SCT

I think that SCT makes a cheap easy data moniter. Its not a tuner just data monitering.
SCT Performance - More Power! Less Fuel!
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The complete professional solution is AutoEnginuity, but it 'aint cheap!

AutoEnginuity® - OBD2 Scan Tool - Professional PC and PDA Diagnostics
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i would like to know if the computer can be used. It seems like it would in theory
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Watch ebay, I picked up a used insight for $50 shipped.
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I have not seen the iphone based ones, but I would think the big problem is you want to not only monitor things going down the road, but do so all the time. Hooking up a laptop is nice in your driveway, but do you want it running while you are going down the highway? Or more accurately, explain to a trooper what you were doing?
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