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    see what your ecu sees

    HI all

    Thought i would post up a review of the hardware and softwarethat i been playing with to have a look at your ecu

    i think MATG posted the same a while agao but could not findthe thread

    First off it wont let you remap but that could be a good thing as you could over write the wrong data and screw your ecu

    I talks to the ECU via the diag port under the handbrake it uses a hardware converter that plugs in to the port and then plugs in to a windows pc/laptop

    http://www.scantool.net/index.htm

    this the converter im using but there are more on the market

    http://www.digimoto.com
    http://www.palmerperformance.com/index.php

    these are the links to the software

    Now digimoto is not as good as pcmscan but it does have a 1/4 mile timer and a H/P calc

    pcmscan is the "dogs" it lets you check all the trouble codes that come up on the dash (that nasty little engine light ) and explains them in plain english

    It lets you check
    intake temp (good for you peeps with LET's after you do a intercooler change)
    Air flow (MAF & MAP) change to a K&N and see the change
    timing advance
    Throttle position
    rpm
    speed
    fule curve
    o/2 sensors
    and a lot more

    the only problem i have found is that when its monitoring its a bit slow in the updates from the ECU but thats the interface not the car or software

    and you can graph and plot your data to play back later (just like real in real race car setups)

    Now it will only talk to OBD-11 or EOBD compliant ECU,s
    (what vxl cars these are i dont know some body else may know )

    mine is a New Zealand Spec 2002 2.2 sri and i have had no probs
    its a handy tool to check those trouble codes without going to a dealer


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    Does it read fault codes?? that would be quite handy, especially if you can rest them as well

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    it reads all fault codes and you can log then reset them and turn off the check engine light

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    will it work on a diesel???

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    That like VAGCOM for the VAG cars - cool software.
    Me run tings.... not tings run me!

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    Duff if the cars ecu is obd-11 or eodb compliant then should work petrol or diesel

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