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Anyone use OBDCOM?

I originally started looking for an iPhone app, but then wandered into PC based OBD-ii readers to put on my netbook. Has anyone used OBDCOM? <A HREF="http://www.obdcom.com/index.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.obdcom.com/index.htm</A> It seems like a good price for what it does as long as you don't mind having a copilot along to monitor the laptop.
 

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That looks really good, the only real risk, if they honor their guarantee, is about $20 shipping both ways.<p>If you don't do it I just might! If you do, please post back and let us know how it is.
 

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subscribed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Anyone use OBDCOM? (Filson)

Just ordered one. I'll report back on my experience. If it's good, I'll send them a testimonial and put a plug in for Swedespeed.
 

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Re: Anyone use OBDCOM? (Filson)

If you don't like it check out PCMSCAN.<br>You can probably still get the SS group buy:<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=63005" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=63005</A><p>LTA<br>
 

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Re: Anyone use OBDCOM? (Filson)

I had a short e-mail conversation with Mike at obdcom. He said his Volvo customers have all been happy so far.<p>He also said he's set up a group buy if there was interest. Their price is already very reasonable, $90. So my speculation is it might just be $10 off or free 2-year warranty ($10 value).<p>I'll follow up on my experience, but feel free to chime in if you're considering this product and I'll pass along our apparent interest.
 

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I'm planning to order one if you like it. I'll have some questions for you. <p>I love playing doctor with my cars.
 

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Here's my report on OBDCOM.com (<A HREF="http://www.obdcom.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.obdcom.com</A><p> - I got it and started playing with it within 15 minutes. It's really easy to use.<br> - Customer service is incredible. Mike sent me a personal e-mail when he got the delivery confirmation, and we had a several e-mail exchange at what I realized later was 11pm at night for him.<br> - I had no codes to pull, but it will show both stored and pending.<br> - The real-time graph will track two outputs. The output was fairly responsive. Throttle position seemed to lag, but I think that's related to output, not the software.<br> - It does not read boost pressure -- it's not a standard output.<br> - It will show up to ten gauges of real time outputs and log them in .csv files. Tracking about 5 items, the number of entries was ~450 (about 10 minutes).<p><br>Mike sent me an e-mail letting me know there is a software update now available, so they are also continuing to improve the product. If anyone knows the Volvo-specific obd codes, it sounds like OBDCOM would try to incorporate them.<p>I'll emphasize again:<br>1) easy to use<br>2) very good price<br>3) very good service
 
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