That's an *awesome* price! I have a 6000 (similar to that, but also does OBD1.) I won't even tell you what that sucker cost.
I have the 3000 which is no longer available. Paid 90 dollars delivered and it came will all the extra cables and update disc (GM, Ford, Chrysler, toyota, and generic OBD2 cables). The 3000 is setup to do OBD1 only originally which is what makes it less expensive. Of course you can always download the software to upgrade to OBD2, CAN, ect for $50 each or all for $150. Have you ever updated yours online? When I did mine I went from software version 1.9 to 4.6. Got some good added features out of it.
3k, 4k, 5k, & 6k are all identical. The only differences are the face plates and what software they come with. According to what I've read at least. Great scanners for the money IMO.
Posts: 4242 From: Gresham, Oregon USA Registered: Mar 2006
I'm only worried about knock retard i already have a scanner that does codes but i need to know about knock retard for future pulley upgrades.
So what exactly do you need it to do? Real time monitoring? Data logging? Code readers and scanners are completely different from eachother. Most scanners have code reading ability but that is not their main function. Code readers only read/clear codes and basically nothing else. Thats why they are way less.
FYI I can hook my auto-x-ray directly to a laptop and get display readouts and graph also. Same as the PC only software does. But you need an added disc (PC link or something like that) which mine came with. I have no doubt the setup you posted will work. Just may not be a versitile for the money.
Posts: 517 From: Lexington, KY Registered: Oct 2008
I'm going to be running 3800 supercharged. The computer on the 3800 have knock sensors to detect spark knock, if the computer picks up a knock it retards the timing, also known as knock retard. To safely add boost to a 3800 i must keep the knock retard numbers down or else i will chip a piston. A scan guage cost $250 but i know it will show knock retard, i want to find something cheaper
Posts: 38424 From: Carrollton GA. Out in the... country. Registered: Oct 1999
In real time? I thought all it would do was display saved datalogs.
I've got PC link, but I haven't used it.
Scan in real time. Displays datalogs on the PC. I don't know if you can monitor in real time directly to the PC on not. My laptop broke several years ago so I've never tried. I used the PC software once. Looked at the data. Made a graph. Whatever. The scanner alone does everything I need. While I think its neat its really not that useful to me.
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