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12 Mar 2016 18:06 #163663 by Grasshopper
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Hi All

Just wanted to get some opinions on what is the best OBD2 reader to purchase.

One option I am considering is to just buy an OBD2 to USB interface cable, I have one laptop running Linux OS and have downloaded a free program called Scantool which may be rubbish but worth a play around.

However if I do it properly I would much appreciate some views & reviews on the right one to buy, rather than the cheap alternative which probably would not work anyway LOL.

Thanks

Dave

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13 Mar 2016 20:56 #163715 by Rhinoman
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Any EOBD reader will work, most of the free software is rubbish or hacked versions of proprietary software which often contains viruses. I'm not a Linux user so I can't help with alternatives, however, a cheap Android device and Torque Pro is a good and very cheap choice.

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14 Mar 2016 19:52 - 14 Mar 2016 20:22 #163759 by Grasshopper
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Thanks for that Rinoman.

One of the positives of the Linux operating system (I use Ubuntu) its less easy to contaminate with viruse. Plus the whole business of program downloading is managed through a software package system. I like using it because your working from a terminal (if you wish) making it very fast, but I admit its not everybody's cup of tea.

I will have a look at EOBD products, interesting our long haul vehicle is a big Volvo and it has a interrogation socket labeled OBD and I think Volvo is about European as you are likely to get LOL.

Thanks
Dave

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18 Mar 2016 20:31 #163989 by Rhinoman
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Grasshopper wrote: I will have a look at EOBD products, interesting our long haul vehicle is a big Volvo and it has a interrogation socket labeled OBD and I think Volvo is about European as you are likely to get LOL.
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Dave


If its post 2001 then it will be EOBD.

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