OBD II Scan Tool

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OBD II Scan Tool

Postby dcbridgwater » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:42 am

If your going to buy an OBDII scan tool which one would you get?
I am considering buying Actron CP9185 or Equus Innova 3160. Has anyone used either of these or can suggest something better?

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Re: OBD II Scan Tool (dcbridgwater)

Postby Cruxless » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:29 am

I haven't used either of those but I love my Scangauge II.



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Re: OBD II Scan Tool (dcbridgwater)

Postby BlueCrush » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:59 am

I have used Actron for years. I have a CP9125 OBD-II Scanner CP9449 ABS BrakeScan. They have saved me thousands of dollars by being able to diagnose pull the CEL and diagnose the problem myself, buying my own parts and installing it myself or having a local trusted shop do it vs. going to a dealer.

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Postby Herb » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:15 am

I like the Scangauge II as well, so many more functions besides code scanning
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Postby zionzr2 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:06 am

another for scangaugeII

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Postby Old Tele man » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:32 am

...I have both, an Actron CP9135 OBDII AutoScanner handheld unit and an in-car ScanGaugeII.

...the Actron is better for diagnosing problems, while the SGII is better for daily driving information, although the SGII can do almost everything the Actron can, just in different manner. Also, since there's only only OBDII plugin location, the SGII is "always ready" since it's already plugged in and ready to use.

...nevertheless, IMHO, the Actron provides more detailed and informative information.

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