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Re: [vox] linux in automotive scanners



I think what happened is that you can't go directly to the link.
http://www.x431.com/

On my celica GT-S, I usually just need the SEL code (on the rare occasion
something goes wrong) and then I go to the internet and check it out.
I was able to diagnose the failed O2 sensor and the fact that I once
forgot to fully plug back in the connector for the cam sensor. It seems
like the engine has a sensor for just about everything.

I have to say that I am impressed with my Celica and the Coil Over Plug
ignition system. I switched the computer from the '02 to an '01. Now,
I have the full 8400 rev limit.

I am a little suspicous with Toyota's removal of the throttle cable.
My Celica has a cable, but my '05 Toyota Tocoma truck doesn't. I think
there might be rare situations where the computer creates a surge. With
a throttle cable, it closes the flap on the throttle body and chokes
the engine providing a fully reliable system. I don't think Toyota
went through and fully verified that the controller always maintain a
secure state. 

Imagine if their safety gap measure was to tell the computer not to
activate the injectors when the pedal was up, but a rare condition
could send an activate signal and activate them anyway. Just a 
thought.

On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 01:27:49PM -0800, jimbo wrote:
> Oh hey it is dead!  Figures.  It was live about 1 hour ago.
> 
> I just checked, it is running now.
> 
> 
> The x431 master cost about 2000-3000.
> 
> At work I use a snap on scanner that cost about 6000.
> 
> They can get quite pricy.
> 
> Toyota sells their scanner for 8000 and only good for toyota but it does 
> everything.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Brian Lavender" <brian@brie.com>
> To: "LUGOD's general discussion mailing list" <vox@lists.lugod.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [vox] linux in automotive scanners
> 
> 
> > The link seems to be dead at the moment.
> >
> > I just bought one of the cheap OBD-II scanners from Autozone for fifty
> > bucks. Is there more that the Linux ones provide? My just tells me the
> > System Event Log code.
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 12:17:58PM -0800, jimbo wrote:
> >> Working on cars is my bag, has been for years.
> >>
> >> Now I am trying to be a business owner.
> >>
> >> Researching scanners and pcm programmers I found this one:
> >>
> >> http://www.x431.com/pdtdesc/pdtDescAction.do
> >>
> >> Several models have linux as their backbone.
> >>
> >> Very interesting.
> >>
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> > -- 
> > Brian Lavender
> > http://www.brie.com/brian/
> >
> > "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."
> > --Kasey Kasem
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