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Anyone have any experience with the bluetooth OBD2 scanners that communicate with your smart phone?

Was looking at a BlueDriver Bluetooth Pro on Amazon...but would like to hear some real world info from someone who has actually used one, or similar.

Just personal use...nothing major.

Thanks for any assistance!


Maxx Levell

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I have the BlueDriver, so far it’s worked great. I just use it to check any codes but mostly to clear the stupid gas cap code on my Ford Ranger.


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Not that there's anything wrong with "old" technology, but the BlueDriver is somewhat old by lightspeed technological changes standards. You can go to YouTube and search Scotty Kilmer for other scan tool reviews.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keFaPcp_E6o

You may also be interested in this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFF9eQwb9Jk


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It was strange that I came in the house and saw this post because my Ranger had given me a check engine light this morning.

Amazingly it wasn’t the gas cap but was an 02 sensor. Guess I’ll take a look at it.


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I’ve had two of these Veepeak WiFi OBD2 scanners for a few years. No complaints, they work very well especially at the $17 price. It can read emissions test readiness which some can’t. You can view in real time and log a whole slew of sensors. I use the Fourstroke app with it on my iPhone.
 
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Thanks for the help guys! I'll check out those YT links and see what's what. I'm just wanting something to check codes when they pop up and such on my own stuff.

I appreciate the feedback!


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I'm using ELM327 off Amazon or Ebay (don't recall). You will need to buy a diagnostic app along with it. It works great.


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Not to hijack, but does anyone make one that works with HD diesel so I can monitor the motorhome while going down the road?


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Hijack away lol...I'm sure others have the same questions!


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...does anyone make one that works with HD diesel so I can monitor the motorhome while going down the road?

This may work for you. It works well in my Grand Marquis.

" Does it work with Diesels?

Yes, as long as your vehicle's emission decal is marked as "OBDII Certified" or "OBDII Compliant". It is imperative that the fuel calibration procedure be performed for all diesel vehicles."

http://ultra-gauge.com/ultraga...ultragauge_wired.htm


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Yes, as long as your vehicle's emission decal is marked as "OBDII Certified" or "OBDII Compliant". It is imperative that the fuel calibration procedure be performed for all diesel vehicles."

http://ultra-gauge.com/ultraga...ultragauge_wired.htm


Mine is a 2004 - it's not OBD2 and has no emissions to speak of but I'd like to monitor trans temps, boost etc...


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Originally posted by 183N:
I’ve had two of these Veepeak WiFi OBD2 scanners for a few years. No complaints, they work very well especially at the $17 price. It can read emissions test readiness which some can’t. You can view in real time and log a whole slew of sensors. I use the Fourstroke app with it on my iPhone.


Thanks for the tip. I ordered it Friday and used it Saturday to clear a code on my Fit.


For those looking for a monitor for a pusher.... I used this with mine when I had it. Worked well.

[URL=ScanGauge SGDFFP J1939 & J1708 Vehicle Monitor (Frustration Free) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V...i_dDnFFb07FM74D]Scan Guage D[/URL]


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Mine is a 2004 - it's not OBD2 and has no emissions to speak of but I'd like to monitor trans temps, boost etc...

That's going to be a tough nut to crack. It would appear you don't have any central information output port to get information from. I'd say you're down to the old fashion method of installing a sensor, wiring and a gauge on a per parameter basis. Maybe someone will have insight that's not obvious on your vehicle. Good luck!


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What moho engine/trans are you wanting to monitor? The scangauge is a great product but sometimes you have to identify the PIDs to get it set up.
 
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What moho engine/trans are you wanting to monitor? The scangauge is a great product but sometimes you have to identify the PIDs to get it set up.

Its a Freightliner chassis with a 300hp Cummins. It has a diagnostic system and a round diagnostic connector to hook up a code reader, its just not OBD2 like a passenger car. It's considered heavy duty OBD (J1939). It has a check engine light and I bought a scanner to read trouble codes, but I'd love something that I can leave hooked up that shows more than the limited guages on the dash - mostly trans temp & engine boost.Thanks Head Gamez, the one you linked looks like what Im after....

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A scangaugeD comes with the 9 pin J1939 protocol connector.
 
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