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#1 ufods

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:05 PM

Does anybody of you use a PLX OBD Scanner / Multigauge??

 

Like this:  http://www.plxdevice...=MULTDM100TOUCH

 

I like to know if i can read out all parameters given by the OBD Tuner Software.

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:31 PM

obd tuner digs pretty deep into the ecu, but i asume all info that can be normally displayed via the obd port?

Before spending that much money, give the free Torque (android app) a try, and see if you can read all the values you're looking for.

If the app can do it, then the PLX should be able to do it.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:28 PM

in the moment i did not have a connection between obd and my mobile. 

 

...thanks for the hint;)



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:34 PM

I can connect mine tomorrow, to confirm if it works.

Mine is an NA though, and i would need to know which values you're looking for.

 



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

The two think numbers i like to check are: - air intake temp - air pressure / charge pressure The PLX gauges i can only buy from the US or the Europe Service in greek. The greek tell me i can send back the item if it not works but shipping back to greek isr. nearly 50. So bad when it does not work....

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:29 PM

Ok, i had a look.

Some gauges of what i think is you're looking for:

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(ignore the values, screenshots were taken with engine off)

 

And all the options i could choose from in my torque app. (only the green options ar valid for my Z22SE ecu) 

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Why not get your own cheap bluetooth obd connector from ebay, and fiddle with all this before splashing out on the real deal?

http://www.ebay.de/i...=item43bac26277

 

 


Edited by smiley, 15 January 2014 - 08:41 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:52 PM

First: thanks for your hints.

 

The reason to get the plx is because i choose my gauges in the moment. so i want to read out afr, egt, intake temperatur boost pressure. 

If i take original stack gauges it cost me a hell! and there is no warning function or logging.

 

With the plx i can check intake temp and boost, egt with a spare sensor and afr with a second innovate gauge.

 

on your picture there is intake temp - very good. but i ask what is the difference between boost and intake pressure. there is only one map sensor! the one we have in the manifold - so manifold pressure = boost.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:02 PM

Good question, i've never actually used this stuff.

 

The gauges in the first pic though are:

 

1 Intake Manifold Pressure 2 Intake Air Temperature 3 Timing Advance 4 Turbo Boost & Vacuum Gauge 5 Engine Coolant Temperature

 

I understand why you want want the pix; it's pretty cool.

The 15 euro bluetooth adapter and free android app will at least confirm that the numbers you want to see, can actually be pulled from the ecu, before spending your hardearned 250.

 


Edited by smiley, 15 January 2014 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:08 AM

....sorry but no android phone. i am a apple boy.

 

Apple bluetooth / wifi devieces are that expensive because only the certified ones works  thumbsdown



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

Is your car a turbo? The ECU does not transport values to OBD for MAP or Boost.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

you can read MAF and Boost using Torque App. Scanguage does read the MAF, but I've not found the data to pull out the Boost yet. Both read the Temperature from the TMAP sensor

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:48 PM

....sorry but no android phone. i am a apple boy.

 

Apple bluetooth / wifi devieces are that expensive because only the certified ones works  thumbsdown

 

Yeah, that's no fun.

 

A tenner for the app

https://itunes.apple...d321293183?mt=8

 

And 120 for the BT1 device.

https://gopoint-tech...e.com/products/

 

It almost makes you an android fan overnight with those prices  :D


Edited by smiley, 16 January 2014 - 08:48 PM.





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