AutoTap Question ? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default AutoTap Question ?

My new AutoTap just arrived today.

Can I load the software on to both my desktop computer and my laptop

I'm going to buy a 20' extension cord tomorrow so I can connect it to my desktop computer but would like to obviously use the laptop that hasn't arrived yet.

Not much of an instruction manual. I haven't downloaded it yet, so I suppose the software is user friendly.
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 10:37 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Holt, MI & Lima, OH
Posts: 3,022
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbtk2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes, you can install the software on any computer that you would like. I have it on the both the laptops we use, my computer, and our family computer. That way, I can look at the logs anywhere and anytime I want.

The software is pretty user friendly and idiot proof.

Shawn
dbtk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 10:49 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Westerville, Ohio 2000 Black SSEi
Posts: 6,127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rogue is on a distinguished road
Default

Did you get the USB version? Tim King from CGP has some major issues with his finding the car (said it couldnt connect etc...). I'm worried that your laptop will be underpowered for the usb version. If you got the serial version you should be ok.

BTW i don't think youll get far in the car with a 20' extension
Rogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 01:46 PM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

Rogue - I think you are right. :(
I got the USB connection and the instructions say that it requires a minimum 32 MB of RAM, 64 MB recommended with a minimum 233 MHz processor.

That 133 MHz 25 MB RAM laptop I got from EBay probably won't cut it.

Guess I'll have to search for another.

dbtk2 - don't feel bad, you probably don't have the USB connection type.

Oh well, live and learn.
My kids will find good use for the underpowered laptop.

In the meantime........what can I do with diagnostics for the car with it sitting in neutral in the driveway? I can still rev it in neutral.
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 02:28 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Holt, MI & Lima, OH
Posts: 3,022
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbtk2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah, we have the serial version. I didn't know there was a USB version....

Sorry 'bout that.

Shawn
dbtk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 03:14 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Monroe Michigan
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jagman04 is on a distinguished road
Default

Just what is AutoTap?
Jagman04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 03:49 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Westerville, Ohio 2000 Black SSEi
Posts: 6,127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rogue is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jagman04
Just what is AutoTap?
It'* like a keg tap. You can drain fluids from the car very easily....

www.autotap.com

Its and OBD-II Scanner
Rogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 03:51 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Westerville, Ohio 2000 Black SSEi
Posts: 6,127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rogue is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
In the meantime........what can I do with diagnostics for the car with it sitting in neutral in the driveway? I can still rev it in neutral.
You could check for misfires, also if any DTC'* are stored you can clear them. you can check your sensor 1 02 and make sure its waffleing high/low as it should at idle. You can check for vacuum leaks with the idle sensor, quite a bit actually.
Rogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 10:18 PM   #9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
You could check for misfires, also if any DTC'* are stored you can clear them. you can check your sensor 1 02 and make sure its waffleing high/low as it should at idle. You can check for vacuum leaks with the idle sensor, quite a bit actually.
Hmmmm.
Don't forget that I'm kinda a newbie at this....and not an IT computer guru. Remember how long it took me to figure out how to post a pic.

I connected it up to my idling car and I got a screen with a table of parameters. The only ones that made any sense to me were the idle speed and engine temp.

I guess I'm asking for a little help in setting this up and understanding what it all means.

The only code that came up was the Crankshaft position sensor not learned one that I already know about........haven't had the Case learn yet.....this week sometime if I get a chance to get away from work and take it into the dealer.

At least it worked with a 10' USB extension hooked up to my desktop computer.
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 11:58 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Holt, MI & Lima, OH
Posts: 3,022
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbtk2 is on a distinguished road
Default

I setup a custom config file with AT LEAST the following parameters:

Vehicle Speed
Engine RPM'*
Knock Retard
Knock Sensor Active Counter
Barometric Pressure
Manifold Absolute Pressure
Long Term Fuel Trim
Short Term Fuel Trim
B1S1 02 Sensor (IIRC its MV or something, there are two different ones)
Injector Pulse Width
Ignition Timing Advance
Throttle Position Angle
Engine Coolant Temperature
Transmission Temperature (I think its actually called like transmission fluid temp or something)
Air Fuel Ratio
Intake Air Temperature

There are a few more that I usually log that I can't think of right now for some reason. But using just the ones I listed should give you PLENTY of info for basic tuning.

Hope that helps!

Shawn
dbtk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A question on autotap? Paulnold 1992-1999 0 08-10-2004 06:23 PM
Thinking about buying an AutoTap... swartlkk General GM Chat 0 04-14-2004 02:39 PM
Who has an autotap? Rogue General GM Chat 6 01-16-2004 08:50 PM
Autotap Results - Analysis Wanted streetracer Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 15 08-18-2003 02:11 PM
Autotap parameters Rogue Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 3 08-06-2003 03:10 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.