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Old 10-05-2004, 02:49 AM   #1
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i'm interested in getting a good scantool and i'd like recommendations on where to go and what to look for. let'* say my price limit is $400(US) and i want a stand-alone unit, meaning nothing that requires a PC to hook into. what will show me the most parameters and allow me to diagnose the most problems? another question: will OBDII continue to be the interface in coming years, or will i waste my money now only to have it replaced by another technology that'* in the pipeline?
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I have an auto Xray that you can get at a local parts store.....I don't remember how much I paid for it but it'll read the OBD 1 & 2 and the 95 OBD 1.5 (that'* what I call it.) Also has live stats so you can monitior engine components while you drive. Good investment for me. I think I got it for aroun 225 maybe?
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anybody know how much i'd have to shell out for a tech 2 that allows me to scan and reprogram?
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anybody know how much i'd have to shell out for a tech 2 that allows me to scan and reprogram?
Only about $4000 for a new one.

One word..."Ebay". How does around $350 sound? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=43989
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GOOD LORD! that'* some cash. anybody know of cheaper options that have the same capabilities? i'll take any and all suggestions here.
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You want something along these lines:
http://www.pfyc.com/store/merchant.m...y_Code=GPOTHER
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yeah, that would be nice... the only problem is i don't have a laptop or a palm, so i'd like something that can stand alone. will i be able to find anything worthwhile that'* a stand-alone, or would i need to get one that works in conjunction with a PC in order to view the most information?
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Check www.pfyc.com because I think they have a scanner you can use without a palm/PC, but thats no fun because its not really portable information.
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Do you have a PocketPC? I am using a scantool by this company http://www.autoenginuity.com and so far Im loving their product...

Also if you want an alternative scanner that can do a case learn, search on ebay for a Snap-on MT2500 w/GM cartridge/key. If you find the right deal, you can get them for like 500-600$ on ebay...
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