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Really, obdlink mx Bluetooth has very good reviews on Amazon. The wifi version has got mixed reviews. What device are you running your diagnostics software on, android or iOS?


I have an iPhone 6 also have a kenwood touchscreen navi unit that has Bluetooth .... Not sure if I could somehow use that to display stuff.


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I was wondering the same thing, and tried an ELM327 bluetooth dongle and the torque app for android this morning. It connected to the car and was reading data, but the car threw the CEL and hill assist lights, and had flashing sport mode and cruise lights as well. Clearly the ECU didn't like either the app or the bluetooth reader.

Maybe someone can chime in as to why this happened, I know the same lights come on if the gas cap is loose but that was not the case here. The light went off after letting the car sit for a couple hours but I did not actually log anything because of them.

Anyone else trying to log a 14+ XT without an AP??
I've heard that sometimes the Protocol can cause issues like this. In torque's settings, make sure you are reading the right one.

Ahem,
Hi and sorry for the late reply, just came back and saw the thread replies by chance.

Yes I have had some success, on a 2010 Forester Diesel. I use the following:
  • a generic Bluetooth device, similar to this one
  • torque pro on android, can access extended/custom PIDs and log data
  • Wobd2 / obdiicrazy on WinXP, can access but can't seem to log the extended PIDs
Have a look at my thread Pitrack_1's Saga: DPF regens vs performance & economy loss especially the later posts to see what I've done.

Was even able to read out, log and clear a (hopefully random) fault code that popped up today.

Good luck!
I'd like to say that I did get torque pro working properly on my fxt with the elm327 bluetooth dongle. I'm running it on my samsung tablet and it works great. It logs lots of info, only problem is there's no knock info which sucks.

Another big problem, I can't seem to get a good refresh rate, it seems like its reading the info every half second even when I turn the number of datapoints all the way up in torque. This means when taking a log of AFR you'll get 5 off the same number and then five more of another and so on. That's only logging RPM and AFR. Just the two. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, not sure.

The logs are pretty terrible but I could dig some up and post them if you're interested...


I use an eBay Bluetooth ELM327 scanner, Torque Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (but have used GS4, GS5, and Note 3 with same set up), Appradio Unchained Reloaded (Android App), and Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS with an MHL 2.0 Cable to mirror the phone's screen on the in-dash screen.

I am able to get logs of most of the PIDs, and I've noticed (and it says in the app) that the more you log, the slower they read.
I've seen most can refresh around .2 sec, and I've set my interval at .25 sec. When I get the data in excel, it may take a bit of manipulation to remove duplicates, but I can usually see what is going on.

With the data logs, I was able to verify that even in S# manual mode, the CVT doesn't keep a constant ratio for each "gear". I also have been able to export the data to Virtual Dyno to get some good info and compare to the actual dyno run I had done for the car.
Also, with the logging, I am hopefully going to be able to prove that I wasn't speeding for a ticket that says I was. I intend to use the GPS data along with the OBD speed data to show at the time and place the ticket shows, I was NOT going the speed the cop says I was going.



Even with this set-up, I still intend to get an Access Port soon, which can log more info at a higher rate, as well as allow tuning, but in the meantime, for the price I paid, it's nice to see what is going on.
 

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I have an iPhone 6 also have a kenwood touchscreen navi unit that has Bluetooth .... Not sure if I could somehow use that to display stuff.
The problem with iOS is that Apple requires licensed bluetooth devices to connect to your iPhone. So you either limited to a wifi dongle or a licensed device.

Have a look at BlueDriver. It supports connection via Bluetooth on iOS and android. Importantly it supports Odbii and CAN protocols so the logging should be quick.
 

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I use an eBay Bluetooth ELM327 scanner, the data in excel, it may take a bit of manipulation to remove duplicates, but I can usually see what is going on.

With the data logs, I was able to verify that even in S# manual mode, the CVT doesn't keep a constant ratio for each "gear".
I couldn't believe you had tolerated the slow update rate of the elm327 scanner with all the logging you had done. I guess it's done its job though :) it's only good to log a couple of PIDs.

Once you do upgraded to a faster device, you wouldn't go back and the difference is night and day hehe
 

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I am looking at this wifi dongle that per the reviews works well with ios.

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Reviews state it works well with fusion, torque, dash command apps.

Now, if I have my iPhone 6 connected to my kenwood multimedia/Navi In dash touchscreen HU (dnx 6990hd) via the kenwood video/audio/iPhone cable i should be able to mirror the app on my HU...

And I forgot to ask but is there a list of the pid's I can expect to see? Thx


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I am looking at this wifi dongle that per the reviews works well with ios.

And I forgot to ask but is there a list of the pid's I can expect to see? Thx
iCar 2 mini Wifi looks good. Just check if it supports the CAN protocol. The SJ FXT can connect via the CAN bus using 'ISO15765-4 CAN, 500 Kbaud'. 500kb is fast enough for any software to log over 50 Pid's a second.

I use Fusion and have it configured with 'Fast polling' and a requested interval of 50ms. Have a look at the screenshots enclosed for all the available SAE Pids that the Forester exposes. Bare in mind its only the standard SAE Pids, you won't get any of the Subaru Select Monitor 3 (SSM3) parameters like knock/AF learning, CVT temp, AVCS etc.

You also need to find out what other custom Pids Subaru supports.
 

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Ok so I got the iCar 2 mini Wifi and it works great . Got dash command and it does well monitoring the standard PID's. The wifi can be setup on a static connection so you can still use the 3G/4G network.


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tactrix + romraider if your ecu is supported is really the "cheapest" (or, most limiting?) that I would consider if you want to do any real logging, and not just have a childs toy that is the hoard of common bt/wifi adapters.

use datazap to make your tactrix logs pretty (you can log directly from the tactrix without anything else connected) <:
http://datazap.me/u/terrastrife/27-09-2014-uel-13?log=0&data=3-5-6-7-8-9-14
 

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Toy? Well it is Xmas... :)

tactrix + romraider if your ecu is supported is really the "cheapest" (or, most limiting?) that I would consider if you want to do any real logging, and not just have a childs toy that is the hoard of common bt/wifi adapters.

use datazap to make your tactrix logs pretty (you can log directly from the tactrix without anything else connected) <:
datazap.me | terrastrife | 27-09-2014 UEL 1.3
Toy? Hmmph! ;)

I just thought it was a v cheap way of viewing CVT temp and any potential error codes. (Not that I've had any so far)

Can you post links to buy the hardware you recommend...
 

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Hi all,
Sorry for the ‘newbie’-ness, but my head’s spinning a bit with OBD-II. Point me in the right direction please if this has been discussed or has FAQs elsewhere.

I have a diesel forester and have been following the DPF woes (threads).

I’m looking for an OBD-II interface to log data, plot graphs and observe in ‘real time’ and was wondering which one was best for my needs. I wish to log data, for graphing and analysis. I would be happy to post data as well (e.g. on Subaru Diesel Crew). Also, I’d like to graph and/or display data in ‘real time’ whilst driving e.g. on a PDA/phone (not just on the Forester, I have a cold-running Mazda 3 and would like to watch the water temp).

I’m tossing up USB vs Bluetooth (BT), but would prefer both as I have a laptop and also a Symbian phone (N95), also probably to obtain an android phone in the near future.
I’ve looked online at some cheapies on Dealextreme , e.g. the $52.99 BT unit (SKU 16921) due to its size. There’s a number of others of varying types (all ELM clones, no doubt). This of course would be for talking to a PDA/phone in the car. I’ve seen it (or very similar) elsewhere advertised though a named company as well.

I’ve also browsed online genuine ELM units, the Tactrix 2.0, OBDPro, OBDKey, All-in-One, Scantool OBDLink, Laplogger and Proscan. I read the hardware comparison from GLM Software (OBD 2007). Plus software from the aforementioned hardware companies, OBD2007 and also OBDscope (Symbian) plus Torque (Android).

I note ScangaugeII is standalone and therefore I have discounted it.

Some queries:
  • Which hardware units and software programs do people recommend? And why (briefly)?
  • What’s the best ‘in car’ phone/PDA solution? I assume BT is the way to go here?
  • What’s the best logging solution? Laptop? USB or BT?
  • I believe the USB will probably be faster in communication, esp. With the faster units, but how slow are the BT units? Can I log effectively with BT? Can I get a USB/serial to BT converter (e.g. from RF Modules Australia) and use that for BT? Can you plug your own BT modules in and save a bit of cash?
Thanks,
Pitrack_1
Me i use VEEPEAK OBD bluetooth reader with car scanner pro IOS we have many option for data logging and many customize way to show the data you want to see.
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I believe this shows up as "car scanner ELM" in the app store. "pro" refers to a purchased upgrade.

@GTPATSi , Is that correct? Screenshots in the app store are different than what you show.
 
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