Computor Code, Analyzer

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  1. Rowefast

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    What is feasible when looking to buy an code analyzer? I see they go from $30 to $4000 so I have ben looking at a Actron Analyzer that reads ABS codes, to live engine data, to displaying code & definitions & more, they want $250 for the thing, is this brand any good? :applaud: :no: :bow: :rofl: :confused:...
     
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    I have a simple one that reads and clears codes. Paid like $20 for it. I also have an Actron that does both OBD1 and OBD2 and also has real time data that I paid about $300 off eBay.
     
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    Jkeaton, do you like it? The one I am looking at is CP9580A and what does the real time data do for ya?
     
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    Real time data logging allows you to see what the computer sees. All the sensor readings that the computer uses to make the engine run efficiently.
     
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    Is your analyzer easy to understand & use, and have you had any problems with it?
     
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    Yes, yes and no.
     
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    i think the blue tooth version looks neat, set it up on tablet for easy reading.....might try it for kicks when i get a chance...might cut down on the need to get the neighbors snap on scanner
     
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    I know nothing about blue teeth. I looked at the CP9580 & CP9580A on u-tube last night, was not clear on the differences between the 2 but it looks like what I am looking for. And I think I can get it cheaper than the $250 they want an the parts store. The only other thing I am unclear of is if it can read OBD1 codes. Would be nice, instead of deciphering Morris Code from the SES light on the older vehicles.
     
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    My CP9185 does both. Had to buy the OBD1 cable separately off amazon for about $30.
     
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    #10 Rowefast, Oct 5, 2015
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    Finding out the CP9580A on a sight is rated #1 by consumers. I am liking what I see about this analyzer, (I like the way the buttons are designed and location) still unclear if it reads OBD1 codes, but I like what it does on the OBD11. I see the 9185 does not read ABS codes, not that I deal with ABS systems but I think it would be nice to have that capability. Also looks like I could get it for $192, but that is without a case. I think I would want a case for it. There is a upgrade to this,/ model CP9680/ but there was something about it I didn't like, but I cant remember what, (one affect of all my past drinking is short term memory)
    jkeaton, (do you know?) they say these analyzers are up-gradable per internet, does that mean after some yrs. gone by you can get it to operate on newer vehicles? And as far as I see these things work on vehicles up to 2009, as I have a 2010 Chevy Impala to diagnose and would like to use it on that.
     
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