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peter roberts
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Diagnostic testers Reply with quote

Anyone got experience of the OBD2 testers going for £20-30 pounds on ebay.
I am looking for a reasonable priced one for a 996 and possibly my 928 but cannot justify spending a fortune as it will have a limited use ( and i have limited capability)
 
  
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Matt Seabrook
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OBD2 testers will only give you emissions based generic P codes not manufacturers specific codes. This means you will miss some of the story with possible fault codes. It may give you enough information it may not. It's better than sweet Fanny Adams but it's not a dedicated tester. Doing this sort of thing for a living I have four different all makes scanners and four single make scanners. That said when carrying out diagnostic work I will normally check manufacturer specific first then OBD to give me a complete picture. Hope this is of some help. thumbsup
 
  
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