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Offline GavinHunyady

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Time to retire the scanmaster!
« on: December 24 2014, 10:19:26 AM »
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Not sure if this belongs in this forum or not, please move as needed.


So... I read a couple of threads on scanmaster relocation (nice work BTW) and I got to thinking, why do we have that big clunky box anyhow? I mean come on man, it's 2014, the radioshack kit box is outdated. There is just better technology out there, such as this multigauge from PLX: http://www.plxdevices.com/product_info.php?id=MULTDM6


So why can't something like this be "programmed" or just fed a corrected signal, to work like our scanmasters? It certainly would allow for a much cleaner install, and at less than half the cost of the scanmaster I have to think that there is some margin to include a "translator" if needed and still come in at a competitive price.


So you electronics types get to work on that, I need something by this spring so I can de-clutter my interior.


(but to give credit where its due, that is probably the single most important device turbobuicks have ever seen... by no means am I trashing the device or the idea, I'm simply issuing a challenge to the community)

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Re: Time to retire the scanmaster!
« Reply #1 on: December 24 2014, 11:04:45 PM »
I agree ..at least reconfigure the display like the xfi touch screen unit so we can display multiple readings at once..
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Re: Time to retire the scanmaster!
« Reply #2 on: January 10 2015, 10:00:27 AM »
I fucking hate the Scanmaster and everything it stands for, and has, since the invention of TurboLink and Direct Scan - and definitely in the wake of Bob's own Power Logger (even if he found a way to make them work together).

And here is the answer to your question: http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c4-scan-and-tune/3413413-finally-bluetooth-for-obd1-and-android.html
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Re: Time to retire the scanmaster!
« Reply #3 on: January 10 2015, 12:56:20 PM »
That's pretty slick looking setup,  the price is pretty good too.

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Re: Time to retire the scanmaster!
« Reply #4 on: January 13 2015, 08:30:04 AM »
NICE! I like that bluetooth dongle idea. Does that software package provide the same data stream that we get out of a scanmaster?
I dont know if I've come to terms with the idea of carrying a laptop in the car at all times, but if I did I would gladly dump the scanmaster. A nice android or tablet based software package would be a welcome addition.

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Re: Time to retire the scanmaster!
« Reply #5 on: January 13 2015, 08:42:00 PM »
Looks like they have the files for our ECM also.


http://tunerpro.net/downloadBinDefs.htm


I wont be ready to try this until spring, but I'm willing to spend some time on this. Anyone with me? (probably there are a lot smarter ECM guys out there than I am)

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Re: Time to retire the scanmaster!
« Reply #6 on: January 29 2015, 11:46:34 PM »
Likely only get 1.5 frames/sec, ie original ALDL.
What you really want is someone to decode Bob's serial protocol
from the Powerlogger and write an app.
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Re: Time to retire the scanmaster!
« Reply #7 on: January 29 2015, 11:59:27 PM »
I should get back to this some day, works out a little too deep for most spots


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Re: Time to retire the scanmaster!
« Reply #8 on: January 31 2015, 01:01:50 AM »
its nice to see people are trying different stuff with the scanmasters.   I hate having this stupid cheese box sitting on the dash.  I saw on tb.com some of the people that swapped led colours, yourself included dave which is really cool.   I like also the guy that has his sitting over the rear view mirror.   I have a pod gauge there so I doubt I could put mine there if I wanted to.
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