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Old 11-03-2016, 08:34 AM   #1
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Purchased a INNOVA 3150e on Ebay. The scantool software I have used for the last six plus years is having trouble, and the Seller'* web-site is down.

Went with the INNOVA 3150e, only because it scans for ABS and SRS issues. I currently have two vehicles with ABS light on.

Paid $95 including shipping. Some risk involved as it is used and was a return to store. Amazon sells for $169 and I would also have to pay sales tax.

https://www.amazon.com/Innova-3150e-...150e+scan+tool
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Doesn't look too bad for the price really.
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Have you received it yet? I would be curious what your thoughts are on it, shortcomings, etc.

Admittedly my Actron CP 9145 has been found lacking in the OBD2 department, and I would like something focused on that portion (worth its freaking weight in gold for OBD 1 and 1.5 however).
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Doesn't look too bad for the price really.
Mike, I have been running the OBD II software package you recommended for the past five or so years. I lost the OBD to USB connector and bought another on Amazon. I had a hard time getting the new connector to work, but after a few hours got it working.

Went to try the software the other day, and would not see the connector again. Went to the software provider web-site, maybe for a update. Looks like they may have shut down shop.

So, went looking for a hand held alternative that covers ABS, and this came up. So a auction on Ebay, so rolled the dice. I checked into Harbor Freights model, but it apparently does not cover ABS issues.
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Have you received it yet? I would be curious what your thoughts are on it, shortcomings, etc.

Admittedly my Actron CP 9145 has been found lacking in the OBD2 department, and I would like something focused on that portion (worth its freaking weight in gold for OBD 1 and 1.5 however).
Jolly, aren't all your cars OB1... In fact, don't all your cars have points and carburetors?

Just kidding....
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Jolly, aren't all your cars OB1... In fact, don't all your cars have points and carburetors?

Just kidding....
I will admit to all of my stuff being OBD1, I am just tired of looking silly when I try and practice automotive wizardry on a reasonably modern vehicle, and can't see much of anything.

You're right though, it is kind of scary to think about the OBD 2 standard being live for 20 years already. Is this what it feels like to get old?
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Purchased a INNOVA 3150e on Ebay. The scantool software I have used for the last six plus years is having trouble, and the Seller'* web-site is down.

Went with the INNOVA 3150e, only because it scans for ABS and SRS issues. I currently have two vehicles with ABS light on.

Paid $95 including shipping. Some risk involved as it is used and was a return to store. Amazon sells for $169 and I would also have to pay sales tax.

https://www.amazon.com/Innova-3150e-Code-Reader-Vehicles/dp/B01EG99EY8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478172816&sr=8-1&keywords=innova+3150e+scan+
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I am thinking to buy this Innova 3150 scan tool. But, I am seeing its price now over $200. And at ebay its price more than that!
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I am thinking to buy this Innova 3150 scan tool. But, I am seeing its price now over $200. And at ebay its price more than that!
Well, in this industry you get what you pay for. If you pay $50 for a scan tool, you will get cheap imitation junk. DO NOT fall for the cheap ebay ****. You will spend more time figuring out why the damn thing doesn't do XYZ then you would fixing the actual problem.
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Well, in this industry you get what you pay for. If you pay $50 for a scan tool, you will get cheap imitation junk. DO NOT fall for the cheap ebay ****. You will spend more time figuring out why the damn thing doesn't do XYZ then you would fixing the actual problem.
Ya got it. I am seeing the latest version is Innova 3150f. I will buy this scan tool very soon.
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