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Post by Keith Jones » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:44 am

Can anyone recommend a good (but not too expensive) scan tool?

I want one for the MX5 and Legacy, but most of the US units - Autel, Innova - are not guaranteed to work on Japanese vehicles.

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Post by marcellarius » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:09 pm

What year is your MX5?

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Post by Keith Jones » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:49 pm

2003 (as is the Legacy)

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Post by WideOpenThrottle » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:48 pm

Hi Keith- the latest Supercheap catalogue shows a couple of scanners in the name of Actron...might be worth checking out!?
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Post by Keith Jones » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:47 am

Thanks Gary. $200 was a bit more than I hoping to spend, but I do have a birthday coming up soon :D

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Post by Ian » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:03 pm

I suspect you have already given yourself several presents in advance of your birthday???? :D
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Post by Keith Jones » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:49 pm

Yeah, one or two !!!!!

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Post by zorruno » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:42 pm

Not sure exactly what you are looking to do with it, but I have one of these
http://www.dx.com/p/super-mini-elm327-b ... lue-142679

No good for my early ODB1 MX5, but have used it for my commodore.

Bluetooth... connect to the Android 'Torque' App (which is just a few bucks also for the pro version)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... rque&hl=en

For sub $25, this combo gives all the ODB codes and has plenty of other features, such as live dash boards/displays, 0-100 calcs, G force, economy graphing etc.
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Post by Keith Jones » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:23 pm

I have looked at the Torque app. Looks like a very cost effective way to go.
However, on the Torque Forum there are pages and pages of posts from people who can't get it to work on their Jap vehicles.

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Post by Donovan » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:30 am

works on mine, but not exactly Jap anymore

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Post by sprsta » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:29 pm

i use Torque on a lot of Japanese cars.

I find it generally works best on 05ish and newer cars

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Post by zorruno » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:25 pm

anyone is welcome to borrow my bluetooth ODBII tranceiver btw
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