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Old 10-10-2018, 03:55 PM   #1
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Android/ Smart Phone-based OBDII reader?

What's the good and cheap OBD-II reader solution nowadays?

Don't they make like really cheap ones that I can use with my hand brain?

I need to look at the code on my Ranger, and I figure it'd be good to have.

I can't find the AutoEnginuity POS I paid $150 for back in 2011, it's buried in some toolbox somewhere...
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:10 PM   #2
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What's the good and cheap OBD-II reader solution nowadays?

Don't they make like really cheap ones that I can use with my hand brain?

I need to look at the code on my Ranger, and I figure it'd be good to have.

I can't find the AutoEnginuity POS I paid $150 for back in 2011, it's buried in some toolbox somewhere...
Look on Amazon.

There's a company that dominates the market with the hardware and just sells under multiple labels like the autocal.

On a seperate note, lots of high end foreign tuners are also tuning via android flashes.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:40 PM   #3
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OBDLink MX comes in WiFi and BT flavors. It has high and medium speed can and comes with a useful pc based software.

I run torque pro on my phone and my android based head unit.

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Old 10-10-2018, 04:55 PM   #4
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I bought the OBD2 blue tooth adapter off of ebay for $.99 with free shipping. Then bought the torque app for like $5.99. Works great!
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:32 AM   #5
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I bought the OBD2 blue tooth adapter off of ebay for $.99 with free shipping. Then bought the torque app for like $5.99. Works great!
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Works great for me.

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Old 10-11-2018, 11:09 AM   #6
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I've been using them for years. Back in my Audi I had a tablet that was running android and using the OBD2 Bluetooth Dongle (ELM327, $8.49) for track days. I didn't want to clutter the dash with gauges. This let me customize it using the app (TorquePro, $5) and read everything from AFR, to Boost, to Timing, to Fuel Rail Pressure (direct injection car).

On my truck it does a good job reading and erasing codes, but there's a lot less CAN based sensors. I've got a 2010, I'm guessing the 2013 jump probably introduced a lot more CAN based messages.
On a 6.0L you can even read injector pulsing.
And you can even enter your own sensors if you know the CAN message and they're not already loaded on the app.

OBD2 BT Dongle, $8.49
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TorquePro app, $5
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:30 PM   #7
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I've been using them for years. Back in my Audi I had a tablet that was running android and using the OBD2 Bluetooth Dongle (ELM327, $8.49) for track days. I didn't want to clutter the dash with gauges. This let me customize it using the app (TorquePro, $5) and read everything from AFR, to Boost, to Timing, to Fuel Rail Pressure (direct injection car).

On my truck it does a good job reading and erasing codes, but there's a lot less CAN based sensors. I've got a 2010, I'm guessing the 2013 jump probably introduced a lot more CAN based messages.
On a 6.0L you can even read injector pulsing.
And you can even enter your own sensors if you know the CAN message and they're not already loaded on the app.

OBD2 BT Dongle, $8.49
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TorquePro app, $5
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I have bought several of those dongles for .99 off of eBay.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:28 PM   #8
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But do the 99 cent ones work well?
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:47 PM   #9
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But do the 99 cent ones work well?



I have had fine luck with them. Probably 2 years old, maybe once every 2 or 3 months something doesn't hook pair or? I just pull the OBD reader, and reset it.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:37 PM   #10
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So I officially have the most over priced Elm327 ever

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ELM327 v1.5 Bluetooth OBD2 Scanner Adapter Diagnostic Interface Fit Android Tool 768430728238 | eBay


At one time there was something about the versions, but I forget what it was about
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I used the elm at my shop for about 2 years. I thought it was the tits until I found the obd link lx.

I never realized how hard I always had to try to get it to connect to the elm. The obd link lx is faster to connect and has more options. They are cheap enough I keep one in each truck and the stats go to my in dash tablet in the 3rd gen
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:46 PM   #13
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This is what I see. I have it set up to match my own dash and colors
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:52 PM   #14
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Torque is pretty good, I use forscan for ford stuff.

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Old 01-29-2019, 12:46 PM   #16
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Has the forscan Mobile app come that far? It wasn't anything but a simple OBD2 app when 8 last looked at it.

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It's not anything special but it does better with fords than torque. I was using it for my 97 powerstroke and torque was pretty useless, forscan would actually read live data and I was using it to monitor hpop.

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