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Old 04-22-2005, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OBD-2 software vs. Auto Enginuity software

Anyone with knowledge of both? both these products are over my head at this point, but i want to purchase one. which to get is my question.
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Old 04-24-2005, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: OBD-2 software vs. Auto Enginuity software

Tim, I have the AutoEnginity tool. Unfortunately I have only been able to play with it a little as my truck has been apart waiting on some injectors. I have used the tool on some Ford cars and on one 2000up truck. It works excelent on the cars and worked fine on the newer truck. I even recorded a bunch of parameters for that truck on a dyno run. I tried it on a 97 truck and it was giving me some problems when I tried running the KOER test and a Contibution test. It did work well on the gather data mode. Once I get my own rig up and running I will know more. Jay at AutoEnginuity assures me that the older trucks and the newer one run on identical code so there should be no problem. We did not try pulling the chip to see if that made any difference. If I were you I would wait a little longer and make sure the older trucks are working up to par with the AutoEnginuity tool and then go that route. AutoEnginuity reads HPO in psi which is darn nice and AutoTap does not with a PC home version. I got mine from Chris at http://members.cox.net/kcmdieselperformance/ and was happy with the service. A second place I would not hesitate to do with business with is ITP a sponser here. I am hoping that Menace adds a few comments to this thread. You may want to take a look at this page http://www.itpdiesel.com/ScanTool.shtm.


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Re: OBD-2 software vs. Auto Enginuity software

I second with what Tom said.. I purchased the Autoenginuity version with ENHANCED FORD,GM, And Turdyoda [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img] Well ,,it came with it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img] Anyway I have only had a chance to mess with MY PSD and two others,, one was a 97 and We also had some trouble with keeping connected. Jay will work with you night and day to get you up to speed on this stuff..very good customer support [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]. If you want a very expensive code reader,,then Auto tap is the way to go I guess.. but if you want to do some extensive in your garage diagnostics,,and monitor major systems ect...then AUTO ENGINUITY is the only way to go!
(On edit I know I am "Slamming" Autotap..I have never used it,,I have researched it some,,and only passing on what I have read on here and my bit of research...I DO OWN the AUTOENGINUITY one obviously)
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Re: OBD-2 software vs. Auto Enginuity software

thanks Tom and Jim.

i had heared only good about that software.
i had only recently heard of the OBD-2 from Alex Pepper.
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didn't know if anyone was famiular with it.
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Jim, how much $$ is the Auto Enginuity for the PSD to use on a labtop? Im thinking of getting it. And does it come with the hardware to hookup to the OBD port.
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Yes it comes with the hardware for the OBDII port. If you dont have a serial port on your puter ,,then you will need a serial to usb adapter. Jay sells them with his software if you need it..but a tad pricey. I got mine off ebay for 10.00 ..works fine.
The link above,,from TOM S...to KCM Diesel Perf. is where I got mine. Call him and check pricing...
Had a great deal when I got mine. Tell him your from The Diesel Stop.
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Jim thanks, well do.
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Re: OBD-2 software vs. Auto Enginuity software

Finally got to try out the tool today. I had a couple of disconnects when I tried to watch too many sensors at the same time. It ran the KOER and contribution tests just fine. I recorded a couple of runs too. It was working very good for those. It does a nice job wathcing ICP duty cycle, HPOP, mass fuel desired, map pressure and exhaust back pressure. I like it.


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Finally got to try out the tool today. I had a couple of disconnects when I tried to watch too many sensors at the same time. It ran the KOER and contribution tests just fine. I recorded a couple of runs too. It was working very good for those. It does a nice job wathcing ICP duty cycle, HPOP, mass fuel desired, map pressure and exhaust back pressure. I like it.


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soundsgreat, but i thought they were working on the "disconecting" problem? nothing yet?

if it gets straghtened out, i'm getting it.
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I was trying to watch 9 sensors at once. I cut back to 6 andit worked fine. I recorded 3 runs driving around with no problem. I have data recorded now for map, hpop, exhaust back pressure and mass fuel all on one sheet. It stayed connected for at least 20 minutes driving around.

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Bought mine today from ITP. Should have it next week.
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Re: OBD-2 software vs. Auto Enginuity software

Tim, I've been playing with my OBD-2. You can get real-time data from any of the computers inputs, pretty handy to have. Also buzz and contriubution tests. My biggest complaint is there's no manual how to use it, and very little help from the maker. I know it can record data but haven't figured it out yet. It takes alot of time sitting in the driveway with the truck running trying to figure it out. Wonder if the other one is easier to use?
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thats the reason for this thread. i'm software stupid and am no sure of the diff in the 2 except for the price, which there is a big diff.
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Re: OBD-2 software vs. Auto Enginuity software

Has anyone tried the Auto Enginuity on a truck with a modded IDM? Also does it display ICP in psi,volts or both?

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It displays ICP in both volts and PSI. I sent you the runs I recorded to your email Alan. I don't have a modded IDM so not sure on that. You are welcome to try it out any time you would like to make sure it does what you want. It did not like CH's truck for some reason but worked fine on mine. It only had a problem when I tried to record data from 9 sensors. It worked fine with 6. It is easy enough to use that Lisa was running the program and recording the runs with about a minute of showing her how it works.


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