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  1. 2bob

    2bob Funster

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    hi m/h is fiat 2.8jtd 05 plate
    looking at buying an ode reader which one do you recommend please

    thx dave
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Cheap and cheerful, WIFI version with a free app for the iphone / ipad.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELM327-WI...998097?hash=item35e10d16d1:g:VBoAAOSwBahVWYg~

    read the DPF Sensor faults on my 2012 Ducato. Paid about £10 for full version which them lets you re-set things...
    I have now moved to an Android phone so will try "torque" as recommended by Techno..
    For the cost of these, well worth buying and keeping on in the cab..
     
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    Be aware that the cheapo ones you get from the likes of eBay and Amazon only identify a relatively small range of error codes, predominantly related to emissions.

    If you are looking for a code reader that reads the lot you are looking at some very expensive kit indeed.
     
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    I did buy and try 2 different " fleabay" readers and its a bit hit and miss as to what will work and what will not.

    So i bought a OBD11 dongle that is a slightly more semi professional one which needs to be plugged into a PC / laptop. it cost £ 15.
    i downloaded EasyObd11 version 3.9.1 onto my laptop; its excellent, there is a free partial version or the full version for i think £12 which i have and have found it really useful.

    but this set up allows you to view most data even with engine running and gives all the fault codes and allows reset if necessary.
     
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    You won't go far wrong with Pam Aires.

    Though Cyril Fletcher once cornered the market.

    This one is hard to beat
     
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    That's the French one you're thinking about Brian; the one who did all those odes about places to stay for the night in France.

    You want Pam Ayres for a proper English ode. (y) :D

    However, @2bob might find what he's looking for in this post by Techno100:
    OBDII bluetooth ECU scanner
     
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