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Darky
July 31st, 2008, 11:19
If anyone needs to scan a CEL, lemme know, I bought a scanner since I'm always havin to scan something on the Jeep. Don't know if you're aware yet but in CA we can't borrow the scanners anymore, at least not at Auto Zone. Apparently the shops that charge for diagnostics complained to the state. I figured it's $129 at Palm Springs Ford for a diagnostic, $50+ at local shops, might as well.

P.S. There may be a small fee to try and recoup some of my cost, but only like $5 or so. :)

Bent
July 31st, 2008, 12:17
LOL! I just broke down and bought one too.

JohnX
July 31st, 2008, 12:37
If anyone needs to scan a CEL, lemme know, I bought a scanner since I'm always havin to scan something on the Jeep. Don't know if you're aware yet but in CA we can't borrow the scanners anymore, at least not at Auto Zone. Apparently the shops that charge for diagnostics complained to the state. I figured it's $129 at Palm Springs Ford for a diagnostic, $50+ at local shops, might as well.

P.S. There may be a small fee to try and recoup some of my cost, but only like $5 or so. :)
Damn...you mean I'm supposed to charge $50??? time to up the rates :D

Clean Racing
July 31st, 2008, 17:09
Damn you guy's are cheap... I usually get $125.00 to hook up the lap top with OBDII software to diagnose stuff.. I like it because unlike the vatozone scanner I can read live data threw the can bus....

KingOfTheHill
July 31st, 2008, 17:51
YUP... just saw this shiet at autozone as well... i had to buy one.... better than taking it to the dealer i guess.

so if in/or around santa clarta, come borrow mine if you want.

JOe

5-90
July 31st, 2008, 18:11
I've got one in San Jose (in case any Sierra people see this.) It's a basic unit - I think I popped $60 for it at Sears - but it gets the job done.

I've not yet gotten the OBD-II laptop or palmtop software, but I'd like to someday...

Bent
July 31st, 2008, 19:28
I like it because unlike the vatozone scanner I can read live data threw the can bus....
I can too. Haven't got a clue what to do with it, though.

gerroffroad.com
July 31st, 2008, 20:17
Damn you guy's are cheap... I usually get $125.00 to hook up the lap top with OBDII software to diagnose stuff.. I like it because unlike the vatozone scanner I can read live data threw the can bus....
Wait till you get to play with one that you can change parameters in live time and see how the car's systems react. Its a great tool in many ways. I bit the bullet and bought one after watching my boss tune his Mercedes in our parking lot from his laptop. Worth every penny and it's paid for it self and then some just in fuel savings on our f-150

silverslk
July 31st, 2008, 21:01
Wait till you get to play with one that you can change parameters in live time and see how the car's systems react. Its a great tool in many ways. I bit the bullet and bought one after watching my boss tune his Mercedes in our parking lot from his laptop. Worth every penny and it's paid for it self and then some just in fuel savings on our f-150


Which software is that Dan? I would love to screw around with that stuff.

gerroffroad.com
July 31st, 2008, 21:05
Which software is that Dan? I would love to screw around with that stuff. My boss got it through the dealership he worked for Its done by Bosch Im not sure it has a actual name but it is version 6.1

Id be glad to let ya play with it if you wana come out here some weekend, it's kinda fun to mess with

scottmcneal
July 31st, 2008, 21:23
Id be glad to let ya play with it if you wana come out here some weekend, it's kinda fun to mess with..


Ok guys, there may be kids reading this :shhh: Sorry had too

gerroffroad.com
July 31st, 2008, 21:59
Id be glad to let ya play with it if you wana come out here some weekend, it's kinda fun to mess with..


Ok guys, there may be kids reading this :shhh: Sorry had toodamnit