I have learned a lot from mr. Danner and I have been chasing an occasional MIL for Lean Bank 1. Graphing seems to be very helpful for making a diagnosis. I have the good old Harbor Freight 60794 with software. But the software is a joke because it only allows you to print each frame's data, in long form lists.
So I bought ScanXL software which has a very cool interface--lots of colors, gauges, and graphing capabilities. But it won't talk to my tool! My tool will generate all the data, but simply displays it in a difficult manner. So I have been googling to try to find out more, for about 48 hours.
So far, it appears that there is a special chip called ELM327 that is required to talk to most any PC-based software. I don't think my tool has one. But it certainly has a USB cable and it certainly generates all the data I need. Does anyone know of software that will allow me to make simple graphs, even off of the "lists" of data my tool generates (e.g., importing the text into the program, not even doing it in real time)?
Any help would be great. I didn't even know there were multiple types of scan tools that couldn't talk to one another. If I had known I would have bought a 10 dollar dongle instead of a 150 dollar deluxe scan tool! What tools and software do you all use?
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