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Old 02-12-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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I have been considering buying myself a scan tool and decent multi meter. I was thinking maybe there are other members thinking the same way. I was hoping members could share with the rest of us their experiences.
Let us know what kind (manufacture, model...) How well has it worked for you.
At the sametime when someone needs help using tools or has something new they can get some tips here as well.
Maybe even make it sticky.
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I have tons of tools, what do you want to know about? As for a scan tool, I run HPtuners on my laptop. Best scan tool there is. Are you looking for a hand held unit to simply read SES codes? Or something more?
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And if Dan'* not up on a tool, I might be.

AutoEnginuty
Autotap
DHP
HPT
etc.. are tools I've used.
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Something more for sure I have done some research sems too high price but I saw what Mike1995 got seemed to be a not too bad price.
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I would also lke to know if there are any special techniques that you use to test connector terminals. GM says to use multimeter with thier adapters so as not to distort connector.
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I had something like what Mike got, and I upgraded to autoenginuity, that was nice as well, but lacked in response time. HPT scanner is a bit pricey, but really not that bad when you get down to it.
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I would also lke to know if there are any special techniques that you use to test connector terminals. GM says to use multimeter with thier adapters so as not to distort connector.

Just use a multimeter and don't push real hard.
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I've seen good deals on amazon for actrons. Depending if you think you'll want to mod/tune the engine. I'd use that as a gauge on which way to suggest you to go.
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Mods not anytime real soon Maybe when kids are older and have there own money.
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Just researched HPtuners. Very nice but seems very expensive. If I read the brochure you have to pay more cash for different GM vehicles. They also have keys and codes so you can't easily resell.
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