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    OBD 2 Tool Fault Scanner

    Hi can someone please advise me of the cheapest but most affective Diagnostic Car Code Fault Scanner Reader OBD 2 Tool to buy for my 2001 Valhalla astra 2.2 16v petrol

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    I have a U480 which I got from ebay fairly cheap ~£25. Something like this...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/U480-Diagnosti...item2304c27895

    There is a cheaper U380, but that will not do CANBUS, the U480 does. Although that does not matter at the minute, as the G is not CANBUS. But if I get a newer car, I should be able to use it as well.

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    better still....pop to the NE meet tomorrow and someone can plug in their diagnostics there n then for ya.

    I will if ur there when i get there at lunchtime

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    I've got a maxscan ms509 which is a handheld unit, cost 70 but well worth it, had dtc lookup, can be updated and reads all your sensors live, brill bit of kit... I also have an opcom and elm327 which are laptop based tools, the handheld jobbie in the previous post is good for basic code reading but I wouldnt be without my live readouts now to be honest...
    N.b. any opinitons expressed above should be ignored and considered 'ramblings', under no circumstances should they be relied upon...

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