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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:48 am 
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found this on BPT Motorsport's website...(Site Sponsor) pretty interesting...
http://www.norcom.net.au/~bpt/OBDII%20Scan%20Tool.htm
this one especially the
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Has anyone got one of these...? thought eBay would be straight onto this with a $20 OBCII to Usb connector and generic software but it appears not :-(

how much information can be displayed from a falcon...? it says it can even give you a 1/4 mile time which would be pretty cool... (now they need to give a a score out of 10 for the burnout before 8-) ) not sure how accurate it would be...

can hook up gps but seems abit dodge atm... no prices for software and say Linux software available...

hears a few youtubes...
http://www.dashdaq.com/company/videos.htm

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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:12 am 
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Saw those, and thought about intergrating it in place of the gauges on my FPV.

As for what can it show. We'll anything any other OBD2 scanner can read.

As a quick guide, here's some of what can be seen on my GT-P

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Edit: And there's lots of ways to build a cheap scanner using a OBD2-USB thingy, and cheap/free software, but none of it will be a small touch screen device that'll sucker to your window.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:47 am 
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The dashdaq has a lot of features, I can supply them for around $695 au
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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:02 am 
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I suppose this will only work on BA and newer...wont work on AU?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:40 am 
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AU onwards have can bus, so it can be connected to an AU
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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:01 pm 
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Is that connector on the ecu itself or mounted else where in the car for an Au. As when i do my engine tranplant (AU to XW) i want to be able to plug one of these in.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:23 pm 
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66 coupe wrote:
AU onwards have can bus, so it can be connected to an AU


would u connect it via the diagnostics connector?

I thought that AUs had the same OBD plug but it used different communications protocols

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:13 pm 
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Yeah, but AUs dont use OBD2. got any ideas?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:08 pm 
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wonder how it would be for a late E-series and AU, be interesting to find out.

anyone know where abouts this connector would be on the car?
Interested as I'm looking at doing a basic program up that will be able to pretty much do this.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:54 pm 
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Won't work on E series (doesn't support OBD2 at all). AU's are hit and miss, I think they support some of OBD2, but may not be enough for things like this to be useful.

Connector is in the interior fuse box.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:58 pm 
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no worries, any idea what data is transmitted through the connection? like what signals, if anyone knows.

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:23 pm 
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There's plenty of info on the net about OBD2 interfaces (it's a fully digital connection, transmitted on a 'bus' with a balanced pair of wires).

For E series stuff, check here for the thread on a how to make a EF diagnostic tool (something like that).

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:44 pm 
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MSD Dash hawk is also worth a look. http://www.msdignition.com/new_products/dashhawk.html
Universal OBDII multi-gauge displays over 100 parameters
Connects to your vehicle’s diagnostic port
Display 0 – 60 mph and ¼-mile times with up to five other parameters
Records maximum values for speed, rpm and water temperature
Accepts one additional sensor, such as a wideband O2 sensor
Backlit screen can be set to 16 million colors to match any interior
Set visual and audible alerts for any value
Built-in shift light capability
Check and clear trouble codes
Any parameter can be displayed on any screen, in any order, in any fashion!

$299 USD plus shipping. damn good price!!!

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:05 pm 
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no worries thanks heaps guys, will look into it for sure, maybe develop software open source and free be handy for some people who are on a tight budget like me lol

 

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