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Old 07-10-2013, 11:02 PM
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Talking OBDII Bluetooth device.

For those who have OBDII on their vehicles this is for you.

I bought a Bluetooth OBDII connector. I use my phone to view all the data the engine has in the live feed mode. This thing is great, great price and with the Torque app, tons of info. You can Bluetooth to your PC too. http://www.ebay.com/itm/290930379709...84.m1439.l2649
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I've had one of those for a while. You can't beat it for the price (I think I paid $25 for the Bluetooth thing and $5 for the Torque app).
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They are great. Tons of usefull info from them.
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Ok, I have also heard of these devices, but what can you do with the information downloaded to your phone or pc. Can you give examples of what modifications you added from the device to improve engine performance.
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I ordered one last night. And downloaded the app for my phone.

Thanks for the heads up! Can't beat the price!
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Ok, I have also heard of these devices, but what can you do with the information downloaded to your phone or pc. Can you give examples of what modifications you added from the device to improve engine performance.
You don't get to modify anything. It gives you an opportunity to sort data in useful ways, though. Some even change out their gauge cluster and use a touch-pad. Cleaner than using many corded devices. It will also show HP, 1/8 mile speed and time as well as 1/4 mile. Of course, engine temp, O2 sensor readings and all the stats.

Fun and useful stuff. All for under $30. Make it $80 for iPhone users.
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Fun and useful stuff. All for under $30. Make it $80 for iPhone users.

$16.10 for us androids. . .

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Yea you can't really modify anything, but you can read codes as well as live data which shows the exact numbers the sensors are outputing, which can be used for diagnostics or to modify other things to dial in the exact values you want. Depending on the app you use you can do true 0-60 numbers or 1/4 mile times. Or even a calculated estimated HP and TQ numbers. Also there are MPG instant and average values.

Heck just for an OBDII code reader is $50 at most places. For $15 you get more with this setup.
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$16.10 for us androids. . .
YUP, my $12 one didn't work on the bow-tie (chev), so I had to upgrade to the $24 one. Then add the $5.00 Torque app, and you're in business.

The app also allows you to create graphs. Well worth the money, IMHO.
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so around 40 bucks give or take for everything, not bad
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my teacher showed us these in my auto electrical class. a bunch of the guys went out and bought them and they are freaking awesome. using it on the smart phone also allows you to click on any DTC and look it up right there. definitely investing in one once i can upgrade from a flip phone haha
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Android users, do we need any other plug ins or anything? or will just the torque app itself and the obdII? i'll be ordering mine here shortly but want to get my phone ready first. and is there a app that's better for us dodge daks or no? I plan on using mine on other vehicles as I work on everyone's but i'm mainly concerned with what I need for our trucks.
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Android users, do we need any other plug ins or anything? or will just the torque app itself and the obdII? i'll be ordering mine here shortly but want to get my phone ready first. and is there a app that's better for us dodge daks or no? I plan on using mine on other vehicles as I work on everyone's but i'm mainly concerned with what I need for our trucks.
Torque App and the compatible OBDII device is all you need. Enable bluetooth, then pair the two. The cheapest scanner, at around $13 will work on the Dak, but you may want to spend a little more (as I had to) to ensure it will work on other vehicles. Amazon has one for around $24,
this is the one I got this is the one I got
; the $12 one didn't work on our Trailblazer.

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Will it be able to diagnose if fuel sync is off?
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Will it be able to diagnose if fuel sync is off?
I don't think so... just Ford and GM, not Chrysler.
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For those who have OBDII on their vehicles this is for you.

I bought a Bluetooth OBDII connector. I use my phone to view all the data the engine has in the live feed mode. This thing is great, great price and with the Torque app, tons of info. You can Bluetooth to your PC too. http://www.ebay.com/itm/290930379709...84.m1439.l2649
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.torque&hl=en

Mine came with a little cd, which my computer doesn't seem to be able to get to open. Could you please share the pass code?
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I didn't bother w the CD. I heard many have pop-up bs on them. Typ pairing pass code is 1111, 2222, etc.

Others may help with any custom settings you may like. Post if you can't get yours to pair.
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I didn't bother w the CD. I heard many have pop-up bs on them. Typ pairing pass code is 1111, 2222, etc.

Others may help with any custom settings you may like. Post if you can't get yours to pair.

I emailed the seller, too. And he came right back with some detailed instructions:


here is the instruction for pairing the device to Android phone using Torque:
1) With the car running, insert the ELM327 into the OBDII port in the car. Immediately you will see each light flash briefly, and then a solid red light.
2) from your phone,go to: Menu> Settings> Wireless and Networks> Bluetooth Settings:
2a) Turn on Blue Tooth
2b) Scan Devices. Pair with the new device, called CHX.
3) Run the Torque App from the phone.
4) There are settings within the Torque app that need to be set: Menu> Settings> OBD2 Adapter Settings:
4a) Connection type -select Bluetooth
4b) Choose Bluetooth Device - select CHX
there's a PIN number(6789) that you have to enter the first time you pair the ELM327 to your phone
You must quit and restart the Torque app every time you make a change to the settings, in order for the settings to take effect.
GPS must be enabled on the phone in order to get speed/position related data.
Once you get Torque working with the ELM327, you can leave the ELM327 in the OBDII port, and merely enabling Bluetooth on the phone, and then running Torque will pair with it and work.
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The CD that came with my device said 6789, which didn't work. What does work for mine is 1234.
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