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Old 11-15-2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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I'm checking out some different scantools, but I have no way of knowing how much information each one can give me. I would like something that can show me all my engine data (escecially KR), as well as transmission info like temperature and slip. Can you guys point me in a good direction?

So far I've liked the looks of the Snap-On MT2500 (kinda pricey), but also the AutoXray 4000 and Actron 9145. Not sure which one will do the best job!
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If you want to record data (hard to watch on the fly), discount the Actron 9145. Unlike it'* predecessor that many of us have, it doesn't record.
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the 9145 does a nice job, i do on the fly analizing all the time. just find a quiet road
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Anybody have info regarding other scantools? Do most of the OBDII compatible scanners monitor KR and transmission parameters? I have experience with Digimoto scanning software, and their past updates have NOT included KR or transmission info, so I'm a bit leary of purchasing something without knowing a little bit about it. Any other help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated.
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Anybody have info regarding other scantools? Do most of the OBDII compatible scanners monitor KR and transmission parameters? I have experience with Digimoto scanning software, and their past updates have NOT included KR or transmission info, so I'm a bit leary of purchasing something without knowing a little bit about it. Any other help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated.
Pdad has Digimoto, and he'* got KR and trans to the best of my knowledge. WTF?
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I've got an AutoXray - 5 or 6000 series, don't remember off the top of my head. It does KR, but I don't know about the tranny stuff.

It does record as well. But, you need some add on software to put it onto your computer, which I haven't sprung for yet.
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Anybody have info regarding other scantools? Do most of the OBDII compatible scanners monitor KR and transmission parameters? I have experience with Digimoto scanning software, and their past updates have NOT included KR or transmission info, so I'm a bit leary of purchasing something without knowing a little bit about it. Any other help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated.
Pdad has Digimoto, and he'* got KR and trans to the best of my knowledge. WTF?
I don't have (or know how) to get my digimoto to show KR. It shows timing.
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The only reason PDad would have KR capabilities is from his AeroForce Scan Gauge. Otherwise, as far as I know, Digimoto does not show KR.

Travis, do you have the latest update installed? If not, download it and let me know if it shows KR or not . If it does, I'm good to go. If it doesn't, I need to buy a scantool today and have it shipped ASAP!
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no KR on 4.03
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Thanks for the update. Guess I'm off to Ebay for a shopping spree!

Would you guys recommend the Palm LS1M package? I'm giving it some serious consideration right now. It'* more expensive, but will it give me more parameters than an AutoXray or other scantool?
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