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    My check engine light came on last week on my way to an appointment. I have a 2000 Tundra V8 4WD with 137,000 miles on it. So that night after work I stopped at Walmart and bought a OBD2 Scanner for $104 with tax. I got home and hooked it up and found it was an O2 Sensor. The one behind the cat on the right side. So I got on line to find on and everyone priced the one on the left side because they didn't bother to read it on the screen which on was which since the truck has 4 of them. I finally found it at OReilly's for $ 111 with tax. I sprayed the stud with PB Blaster penetrating oil and let it set for about 20 minutes. The top nut came off pretty easy but the bottom nut I had to drive a 11mm socket on the nut to get it off because where the nut rust the 12mm socket was too big. I changed the sensor out put some anti seize on the studs and two new nuts. I then cleared the codes out and drove it around the block until the engine was good and warmed up and the codes didn't come back on. For about $215 dollars I (hopefully) fixed my truck and the next time the check engine light comes on I will be able to fix my truck cheaper than taking it to the dealer. Here is the website for the OBD2 Scanner model 3100C . If anyone wants to look at it. It's priced higher on the site than what I payed for it and it can be hooked up to my computer for updates. C A N O B D 2 . C O M Hope I wasn't to long winded on my first post.

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    Default Re: Bought an OBD2 Scanner

    Scanners are great but you should have looked into the Scangauge. It reads codes but also does alot more. Very worth the price of 140.
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    I've found the Scanguage II for 159.00, where did you find it for 140.00?
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    It was during christmas they were running a sale. Still for the 160 price tag its worth the money. I just moved mine into my wifes CRV to do some experimenting with fuel and such. Its a great tool.
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    yeah, the scanguage II is great for its tuning capabilities and live data streaming. The only trade off is that for a $160 (shipping was free and tech support is excellent-Made in the USA)scan tool it doesn't give mfr. specific codes as far as I can see. But yu have to get a $300 plus scan tool to do that. The scanguage II is small and sits nicely velcroed to my steeing column. It is very accurate. I recommend it to alot of people. One look at it in my car has sold at least 3-4 to my friends.

    But the ScanguageII is unique/small and is a necessary tool nontheless along with my expensive AutoTap laptop scantool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin Cajun View Post
    It was during christmas they were running a sale.
    And you didn't get me one too! Boy, now I know where I stand...
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    OBD scanners are good to have. I have the Auto Xray 6000 and love it.

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    cant beat having a scanner .. i have a snap-on modis .. it is the best scan tool on the market other then a dealer scanner ..but i paid alot more then $160 for it ($7000:cry

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    Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution I got that seems to work great on my 2004 Tundra and also on my wife's 2006 BMW X3. It's a Bluetooth OBDII connector that you pair up to and Android powered smart phone. Here is a little write up/review I did for it and for the Torque Pro app, hope it helps some folks, reading these codes and being able to get information from your ECU is awesome! It's a bit more complicated than an all in one scanner (connecting a phone via bluetooth) but the app gives a bunch of different and customizable readouts that are nice.

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    i know a web OBD2 Diagnostics Appareils-Fabricant global d'outil de diagnostic automobile
    there are some good and cheap obd2 tools there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jv View Post
    Just wanted to weigh in on a code reader solution I got that seems to work great on my 2004 Tundra and also on my wife's 2006 BMW X3. It's a Bluetooth OBDII connector that you pair up to and Android powered smart phone. Here is a little write up/review I did for it and for the Torque Pro app, hope it helps some folks, reading these codes and being able to get information from your ECU is awesome! It's a bit more complicated than an all in one scanner (connecting a phone via bluetooth) but the app gives a bunch of different and customizable readouts that are nice.

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    I ordered this very item 4 days ago and it should arrive today. A co-worker has similar and he really likes it. While I use an iphone, my mom is sending me her old android phone in the mail and I'll put torque on it.

    I would have preferred a hardwire cable, actually, as wireless adds an unneeded layer of complexity, but for the price this is hard to beat. the dongle is under $30 shipped and the app is just a few dollars.

    There are a few horror stories of fried BT dongles taking the ECU out, so I avoided the $8 models....

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    Default Re: Bought an OBD2 Scanner

    i know a web chinasinoy.com which is a good web for obd2
    and i think it can help you

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