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Re: Auto Scanners

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Subject: Re: Auto Scanners
From: "PJ McGarvey" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 21:07:41 -0400
I don't think I paid that much for the Proscan tool.  I think the sale was
$99 for the license (free upgrades and support) plus maybe another $50 for
the adapter.  You can create vehicle profiles, do real-time data logging of
vehicle sensors (been very helpful for me - may have actually paid for
itself in this regard), clear codes, etc.

My Dad has an Actron unit, and while it's a quick and dirty way to clear
codes, it leaves alot to be desired once you compare it to the pc-based

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John T. Blair" <>
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Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: Auto Scanners

> At 04:23 PM 7/28/2006 -0400, you wrote:
> >What's a good scan tool for automobiles?   The current pressing need is
> >an OBD II car ('01 Subaru Outback), but I also have a '91 Nissan 240SX
> >a '91 Vette (computer at least, the engine is in an El Camino)
> Tim,
> If you are a typical hobbiest, then something like the Actron Pocket
> is fantastic!!!  This is what I have.  Advanced Auto made a mistake in the
> pricing when they were put on sale about 6 mo ago, and I snaped it up.
> I don't have an ODBII car, but I couldn't pass it up for the price.  It
> normally sells for about $80.  It will read and reset the codes.
> Another point is that if you have an Advanced Auto or AutoZone near you,
> they will lend you their reader to read your codes.
> Again for most things, these scanners are all you need.  However, there
> lots of companies that make interfaces and the software to connect a lap
> to the car.  These are great for hard to find problems, and reading
> things "Real Time".  They give a lot more info.  I've always like the unit
> that Autotap sells:
> These laptop units are typically $300 to $600.
> John

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