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handsomejackuk
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what obd software ?

Post by handsomejackuk » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 19:21

Hi, I have a working version of Scan XL build 2532 i bought a few years ago :wink:

is there anything i can use to look at sensor graphs particulalry intereted in logging the camshaft sensor, and crankshaft sensor among other things... would be handy for diagnosis.. i can see fault codes, and reset no problem with scan XL what is a good OBD software to use with an elm327 usb that can do the above... any thoughts.. ?

Al.

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BladeRunner919
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Re: what obd software ?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 08:01

You need to run INPA if you really want to see what your car is doing.

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colb
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Location: Newport South Wales UK

Re: what obd software ?

Post by colb » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 09:26

INPA should give you a view of the Camshaft sensor and what it is doing, don't think any of the other diagnostic apps will do it, my Engine Check and Dash Command systems don't show the sensor.
If you go for INPA get it with the Interface and software, going to need a decent Laptop, if you load all the software that comes with it.
The set up I have is this one
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-DIAGNOSTI ... Sw3xJXnmn1

Alternative supplier for more money here

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-INPA-EDIA ... QP9FAnK69g
Colb
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1998 Honda Deauville NT650V

handsomejackuk
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Re: what obd software ?

Post by handsomejackuk » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 12:22

Hi,

just had a look at that and seems its what i need... will look in to ordering it today...have tried scan xl and only certain sensors seem to show up on it...

thanks both

Al..

andy & fonz
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Re: what obd software ?

Post by andy & fonz » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 15:20

Hi
Thinking of investing in an INPA system, 2001 2.2 will I need the under bonnet adaptor plug to get the full readouts ?
thanks for your help

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Robert T
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Re: what obd software ?

Post by Robert T » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 15:33

andy & fonz wrote:Thinking of investing in an INPA system, 2001 2.2 will I need the under bonnet adaptor plug to get the full readouts ?
Yes. AFAIAA the underdash OBDII port only lets you access the engine module on all Z3 models.

Cheers R.
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colb
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Re: what obd software ?

Post by colb » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 15:36

Yes you will need the round pin adapter, they sell the whole lot as a package.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Diagnosti ... 2224302716

My 1999 1.9 has the round under bonnet socket and the 16 pin OBD2 socket under the steering wheel, the 16pin socket only reads some of the engine module whereas the round pin accesses all modules.
Colb
1999 BMW 1.8 Z3
1998 Honda Deauville NT650V

andy & fonz
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Re: what obd software ?

Post by andy & fonz » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 16:23

Thanks guys e bay here I come
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Lewy
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Re: what obd software ?

Post by Lewy » Thu 10 Nov, 2016 02:50

Guys if any of you are near Wolverhampton you're welcome to plug in for free. My buddy and I share a laptop with INPA. Got obd 1 and 2 connectors. Just shout!

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colb
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Re: what obd software ?

Post by colb » Thu 10 Nov, 2016 09:45

Nice offer from Lewy if anyone is near to him, don't forget the Members with Diagnostic thread on here, worth checking if you don't have any kit or don't have the knowledge to do this sort of thing on your car could save you money rather that rely on having to use a garage to find out whats wrong. I'm in South Wales and always willing to plug my kit in.
Colb
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1998 Honda Deauville NT650V

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