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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:40 pm 
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10,000,000 ohms or 10meg! For what application Till will be using it on the analogue is perfect. He's no tech and wouldnt be spending almost $200 on something he will use only a few times a year. The old man has been a TV tech for 30 years and 99.9% of the time he uses analogue meters. Although digital meters are essential on computers and ECU's for example as they dont give off any voltage on ohms which can damage IC's.
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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:43 pm 
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Just wanted to let you guys know (its also a little off topic). That d**k smith will stop production of all their kits (DIY) within a couple months.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:45 pm 
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Hmmm
http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=QM1020&CATID=&keywords=multimeter&SPECIAL=&form=KEYWORD&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=

Says 20 000 there, damn.

Guess i'll find out what Jaycar's return policy is like now, lol.

I don't want to spend over $100 just for this, so I dont' know what I'll do now.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:48 pm 
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O, is what joolz saying true?

If so, sweet.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:49 pm 
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Well, I suppose. I also use mine to detect " Brown outs". Thats when you still have power but its only like 50 or 60 volts, so you make a phone call to Ergon and it gets recorded. It was just as well one time, because the VCR sh!t itself because of this.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:55 pm 
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Till stick with the anologue, trust me you will be waisting ur money with the expensive digital meters especially what what you will be using it for. One more thing how many ECU's do u thing u will be testing in a year! I have both digital and analogue from my old work and on my car i prefer the analogue. With audio installs its perfect along with the diagnistic check.
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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:02 pm 
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Cool. Thanks folks.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:47 am 
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Okay, I really have no idea how to do this, lol.

Here are the options on the multimeter (attached).

Now I'm trying to do this test for now.

To Perform a Key On/Engine Off (KOEO) Self Test,

1. With the Ignition Switch Off, Connect the Engine STI Input to ground, (The STI Input is the First pin from the left, upper row, connect this to the Pin directly below it)

2. Connect a LED, Multimeter, Lamp, or Buzzer to the STO Pin, and ground. (The STO Pin is the 5th Pin from the Left, on the upper Row.)

3. Turn the Ignition Switch to On, But DO NOT START the Engine

4. Observe the Codes.
These codes will be displayed in the following sequence,
1. On Demand Codes - Hard Faults
2. Separator Code - Numeral 10
3. Memory Codes - Intermittent Faults.


Now I've grounded the top left pin to the one below it. But I get stuck after that.

Which setting should I set the multimeter to for this setting? (please look at the multimeter and be specific).

I have a red + and black - cord things that came with the multimeter. I connected the red one to the red + port on the bottom left there. Is that right? Do I need to do anything with the black one?

2. Connect a LED, Multimeter, Lamp, or Buzzer to the STO Pin, and ground. (The STO Pin is the 5th Pin from the Left, on the upper Row.)

This bit is lost on me. I know where the sto pin is, but ground it? That means I won't be connecting the multimeter to anything (just grounding that pin (as per that instruction). Can someone pleaseee explain this step.

Oy vey, thanks.

 

 

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