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#1 Drazha

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:15 AM

Hello,

I was wondering if any of you could recommend an OBD II reader/scanner/reset/tool for a 2005 Ford Focus (mk2). I developed a check engine light this morning, reading through the forums, is probably the fuel door sensor, since my little one was messing with it last night after I dropped him off from the creche, but its a good time as any to get one.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:04 AM

I have my eye on a few on ebay... in preference to how I would rather buy them...

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a662e7095
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:17 AM

@jeebowhite: Any particular reason for each one of them? Somebody recommended, or you did some research on the topic?

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 09:12 AM

@jeebowhite: Any particular reason for each one of them? Somebody recommended, or you did some research on the topic?


My Own research and the different types.

i.e. the first is an advanced reader, shows not only error codes, but also shows monitoring of some of the sensors, i.e. live feeds.
the second ( the one with the CD's) was so I could hook it up to my laptop and read some live data that way, more usability than the handheld, but a bit more hefty including laptop, you can still read codes / sensor data and reset stuff...
the final one was the basic one, just a case of plug in read and clear...

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:03 AM

My Own research and the different types.

i.e. the first is an advanced reader, shows not only error codes, but also shows monitoring of some of the sensors, i.e. live feeds.
the second ( the one with the CD's) was so I could hook it up to my laptop and read some live data that way, more usability than the handheld, but a bit more hefty including laptop, you can still read codes / sensor data and reset stuff...
the final one was the basic one, just a case of plug in read and clear...


Thank you for the information. I have been digging through the net, and came across this:

http://www.amazon.co..._sim_sbs_auto_1

Compared to the Foxwell one, it seams to be cheaper, and seems to have more bang for the buck? What would your opinion be on this?

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:11 AM

I have to agree that does seem to be the best of the top two I was looking for, I wonder what the software is though? looks good none the less!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

I have to agree that does seem to be the best of the top two I was looking for, I wonder what the software is though? looks good none the less!


some more digging:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkI6YSj3PIU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsHw2HKtQ90&feature=related

http://www.auteltech.com/ms509.htm

Based on the About Us page, they are based in China, however, a lot of people seem to be using their stuff, for several years?

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:08 AM

I dont know if you attached a picture / video but work is blocking it...

looking at the link though, it may be worth it. The fact is you would at least have Distance Selling Regulations and Sale Of Goods, so if its cr@p then you can get your money back with no loss.

I cant see many reviews / comments on it, so cant really say how good it is, but if you have the time / money spare to try it then I say go for it... I think it may well be my new favourite!

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 11:10 AM

I dont know if you attached a picture / video but work is blocking it...

looking at the link though, it may be worth it. The fact is you would at least have Distance Selling Regulations and Sale Of Goods, so if its cr@p then you can get your money back with no loss.

I cant see many reviews / comments on it, so cant really say how good it is, but if you have the time / money spare to try it then I say go for it... I think it may well be my new favourite!


Yeah I posted some YouTube videos.

Here is a review page I found:

http://www.code-read...-reader-reviews

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:40 PM

Will watch the youtubes later, but the review seems positive, as long as it resets the MIL and clears codes, I would say its a bargain! I didnt quite catch the warranty offered though...

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:43 PM

Will watch the youtubes later, but the review seems positive, as long as it resets the MIL and clears codes, I would say its a bargain! I didnt quite catch the warranty offered though...


Warranty, from the horse's mouth: http://www.auteltech.com/war.htm

I don't know, unless I buy it in the shop, where I can walk in and create a general mayhem and mess, I do not have much hope in these warranties.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:03 PM

Sale of goods act entitles any product sold in the UK to allow up to 6 months in which you can return the item as "inherently faulty" that means the manufacturer has to prove otherwise. With other electrical items, you have a 6 year period in which you can get the item examined and prove a fault is inherent. this costs, but you can at least go back to Amazon and state it has been tested, the fault is inherent, thus you get a refund / replacement :) good old SoGgy act :)

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

ive done a bit of research and found you can buy the dealership tool albeit a clone for 300. im defo saving and buying one....can do alsorts of tricks that you normally need the dealership for.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:36 PM

I picked up a OBD-II scanner for about 10 off ebay. It displays live data, I can send screenshots if anyone wants any of the type of stuff it shows.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:55 AM

I suppose it really depends what your getting for your money really! I wouldnt mind spending more for the amazon one, but hey, if a tenner does it and does it well!

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