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Old 01-22-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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I just placed an order for one of these today...

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I'm excited for its arrival! (should be here later this week.


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Did you know that your car provides data for hundreds of sensor readings? Just choose which of these parameters you want to see and whether you want to view them in tables or as graphs, meters or gauges. Set your own ranges and alarms and even pick your own colors! Once you've got a screen configuration that works for you, save it with a couple of keystrokes. Save as many different screen configurations as you need... for different vehicles, or perhaps one for major maintenance, one for tuning, one for quick checks at the track. Now you’ve got a powerful tool! For a list of parameters available, click here.

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* Powerful Display – Text displays with lots of data, Easy-to-read views with multiple parameters, Graphs to show short-term logs, and Gauges for at-a-glance readings. Multiple screens can be configured with a mix and match of all display types… all in colors that can be optimized by the user.
* Quick Troubleshooting – DTC’* can be checked immediately on startup, giving you the critical info you need in the shortest time possible.
* Turn off that pesky Check Engine Light – Did you know something as simple as a loose gas cap can make your trouble light come on? Use the AutoTap scanner to retrieve codes and their descriptions and turn off your Check Engine Light. You can save big bucks by avoiding a trip to the dealer!
* File Logging and Playback – Have an intermittent problem? Log data during a test drive or dyno pull. Play it back right on the Palm. Or, export it to AutoTap for Windows, Microsoft Excel® or any spreadsheet program.
* Save DTC and Freeze Frame Information – Eliminates guesswork and time wasted jotting incomplete information into a notebook that you may never find again!
* Fast Data Updates – Using a Windows based PC, AutoTap will update and log over 40 parameters per second on some vehicles!
* Save multiple configuration files – With so many powerful methods of displaying data, you’ll want to make use of them all! Setup and save different displays for different cars, driving conditions, etc.
* Manufacturer Enhanced Data – Leading the industry, AutoTap is the first to pack manufacturer’* enhanced powertrain data for Ford, GM and Chrysler into a single tool! See all the data before making your diagnosis; don’t be left wondering what else your PCM knows that you don’t. Ford/Chrysler customers, e-mail us if you would like to special order the AutoTap for your vehicle.
I got the GM enhanced version so it will be able to read all GM enhanced codes that regular scanners cannot pick up on. (and you'd normally need a TECH II to retrieve these codes.) Some examples of these codes are chassis codes, airbag, etc. Most scanners just retrieve powertrain codes.
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That is the one a few here have. I liked many of the features when I had it. Although with my 2000 pick up and the car being a 97, I wanted the ability to run tests. The latest one I have AutoEnginuity can perform case learns and most things possible to test from a Tech II.

IMO AutoEng takes longer to connect to the vehicle.
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I just placed an order for one of these today...
How much was it?
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They're $200 for generic code reading abilities, or $289 for the GM Enhanced parameters (and the ability to read all generic codes as well.)
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I have it, and it has come in handy many times.

You should like it. A laptop mount would make it even better.
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Why was this moved to the lounge? It is Bonneville talk. It'* car related (Bonneville related even.)
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Because the mods move things as they view them. 95% of the time it'* the perfect move and best for the case. Once in a while, it could be questioned or argued. I applaud them for the daily efforts and clean up of the site.

However from time to time.. something may be misplaced. In this case, we are more talking about the tool than a bonneville.
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