: Looking for a Scan Tool

DopeStar 156
04-27-07, 11:22 PM
Basically I want one that can show me RPM's, and pull codes and all that stuff. Where would I find one, what're they called, and how much do they go for? I'm looking for an old one for my car's older OBD system......

The Ape Man
04-28-07, 10:39 AM
Read this:


DopeStar 156
04-29-07, 01:35 AM
Cool, unfortunately I don't have a laptop.....

04-29-07, 08:11 AM
If you keep your eyes open, you can find old laptops in the classifieds or at computer recyclers for dirt cheap. I use an AKM cable for my cars, and it connects to an IBM Pentium I 166. I upped the RAM to 64 megs and added a network card. Total investment with the cable was under 150 bucks. I have software that scans the engine, reports on all sensors, data logs, reads and clears codes. I also have software that car read out and reprogram the PCM in my 95 Impala SS.

04-29-07, 11:29 PM
Man, about 2 yrs ago, I threw a couple of them out. Paid $60 or so 25 years ago. Good equip, but no longer needed.