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Old 04-28-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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I dont know the exact names of the software or company, but I am looking at those programs that measure HP,torque, temps and other stuff for your car. My main question is can you get real time readings whle driving down the road and have your laptop plugged into your car...? Does it even work like that? Do you know what Im talking about at all?
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most computer based scan tools have that feature. I use Autoenginuitys Scan Tool. You can view realtime, live values for certain things. As far as HP, Autoenginuity has a speedtracer (0-60, dyno) but you have to have a "run" and then it computes.

It is PC based, PocketPC based, and Palm based. I love it.

http://www.autoenginuity.com
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Pricey little toy! But it looks like everything I want it to do. Thanks
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in addition to being able to view all the data in realtime, you can diagnose your SES/SEV lights and reset them. If you have access to the Section 6 codes you can start the onboard diagnostics of certain systems.
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Thats cool. I threw a SES last weekend while in park, then it went away after 10 minutes. I was like what the hell was that about?
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I did a little research on these programs a while back. I had the idea of replacing the instrument cluster with an LCD monitor. I found this site http://www.turbo-link.com/ and sent them an email asking if realtime data could be used as a "digital dashboard". They replied that there was currently a Typhoon with this exact set-up.

I haven't done anything else with the research since the email reply.
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It does not look like that product supports OBDII (1996 and later)
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