Feedback about OBD2 Bluetooth with torque Pro App

One uobd2.net user buy one MINI ELM327 Interface Viecar 2.0 for Android/Window, and yesterday he shared how and what this tool can do, he think this tool is cheap and working, his professional experience and objective option will do a favor to those who never use this tool. Therefore I would like to quote his original post in the following parts.

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I got a new toy for christmas (from me to me) and have been playing with it quite a bit lately.

First, I ordered an ODB2 to Bluetooth adapter and hooked it up. Simply pair it to your Android device (apple is more complicated) like any other Bluetooth device. I did have to restart my phone before it’d pair but my tablet paired right away. This is the one I bought:
http://www.uobd2.net/wholesale/mini-elm327-interface-viecar-obd2-bluetooth-scanner.html

the interface is highly customizable and will show TONS of parameters with the ISF ECU. I have gauges showing 0-60, 1/4 mile, speed (from ECU or GPS), Engine speed, torque, horsepower, afm, voltages, etc. It’ll also allow you to see and clear codes off the ECU. That alone was my excuse to buy it to the wife! There are different themes to the gauges, with infinite gauge layouts you can use.
I’d highly recommend this to anyone with an extra $15 lying around. The app is $4.99 and the device is $9.99.It’s a great cheap monitoring tool that I’m looking forward to using in autocross videos. It’ll do logging and everything that the more expensive tools will do for much less money. The options I mentioned are just a few of the monitor able parameters of the ECU. I’m in no way affiliated with this but I’m having a blast trying out this technology!
So far the best I’ve run is a 5.0 0-60 (tire spin in the cold).

Share with your experience about this tool with more users at:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f/765594-odb2-bluetooth-with-torque-pro-app.html

This PDF step-by-step show you how to use MINI ELM327 Interface Viecar 2.0 OBD2 Bluetooth for Android/Window:

http://www.uobd2.net/upload/pro/elm327-interface-viecar-obd2-bluetooth-scanner-user-manual.pdf

How to make ELM327 work with J1850 PWM

I got myself an Elm327 V1.5 but I found that it will not work on J1850 VPW J1850 PWM protocol especial for most Fords. But it did work like a charm on cars.

My idea came from a post in mondeoklubpolska.pl/ forum. Thanks Atom from Poland. I got the post translated into English, then I tried it out on my 2001 MK3 duratec 1.8 and it works like a charm. So I make my new version.

I have to confirm that the method only fits for elm327 V1.5 as mine and I have no responsibility if your elm327 is blow up or broken.

Equipment needs:

Screw driver

Knife

Solder iron with very small bit and solder

Multimeter

About 10 mm of insulated small-gauge wire

Then do as follows:

1) Peel off the cover of the elm327 main unit and remove the four screws by using screw driver, take these out and set the box apart.

2) Check the elm327 inside is like this

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3) You will notice that there is a PCB tack running between T5 and T2 there. Hook up a multimeter to check the continuity between the emitter of T5 and the emitter of T2 (on the side with two legs). If there is continuity, you should use the knife to cut between T2 and T5 as shown in red below.

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4) Check between the emitters of T5 and T2 to make sure there is no continuity any more.

5) Solder a short length of wire between the emitter of T5 and the emitter of T1 or Pin1 of the output connector. Be carful not to apply too much heat to T5 and T1.

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6) Again use the multimeter to test the continuity between T5 and Pin1 output connector. Ensure there is stable continuity.

7) Reassemble the elm327 main unit and try to test on J1850 PWM system.

 

The job is done.

 

Mini Viecar ELM327 scanner on Samsung Phone  

I got a mini Bluetooth elm327 OBD2 adapter for my Toyota Matrix 2005. I figured out that the tip is to get a mini version, in that case you can stock it in without having to loosen the bolts. Many software available for this mini scanner, but I decided to use it with Torque, because the great app is free. I have Torque installed on my Samsung NOTE 2. My mini Viecar adapter can be applied on Android and windows as well. But I prefer to hook it up to work via Bluetooth on my Phone.

I first connected the mini elm327 scan tool into the diagnostic socket, downloaded Torque software on Google Play Center and installed the free software to my phone. Searching Viecar2.0 Bluetooth after open Bluetooth setting. Than enter the pair code 0000.But my Samsung said “Paired but not connected”. I have to refer the user menu and figured out where the problem lies. Then I went into the configuration of Torque as follows: when you first open Torque, press the parameters icon, then press “Settings” and finally select“OBD2 Adapter Settings”, “Choose Bluetooth Type” and “Viecar V2.0”. I activated the “Faster communication” parameter and since then has worked well.

I suppose different elm327 adapters have different pair code. But in order to avoid my mistake, make sure do some basic setting (Choose connection type and Bluetooth connection device etc).

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I have tried several cars, 2004 Toyota Caldina GT-Four, 2002 Toyota IST(also called 2005 Scion Xa), 2003 Nissan Sunny B15 etc. The Viecar adapter enabled me to get the fault codes from the plug successfully.I have tried both with the ignition on and the engine running. I have also tried disabling the elm327 automotive adjust and with try faster communication. Nice display parameters, cruse control, door remote etc. I gave the OBD2 scanner 5 stars because I feel $10 for the device is great deal. Just think about the price and you wont be disappointed.

ELM327 comparison table

ELM327 code scanner comparison table:

product Name and Item NO PC-Based Iphone iPad iPod Android Bluetooth WIFI Mini
elm-327-aluminum-sc01 ELM327 CANBUS With aluminum shell(Item No. SC01) PC-Based
elm327-vgate-scan-advanced-obd2-scan-sc76 Elm327 vgate(Item No. SC76) Android Symbian
elm327-bluetooth-obd2-scanner-plastic-sc03 ELM327 Bluetooth with Plastic shell(Item No. SC03) PC-based Bluetooth
elm327-scanner-software-usb-plastic-with-ft232rl-chip-sc02 ELM327 Plastic with FT232RL Chip(Item No. SC02) PC-based
wifi-elm327-wireless-obd2-auto-scanner-adapter-scan-sc133 ELM327 WIFI for iPhone iPad iPod (Item No. SC133) iPhone iPad Ipod Bluetooth WIFI
wifiobd-device-SO71 WiFi OBD2 scanner for Apple iPad iPhone iPod Touch(Item No. SO71) iPhone iPad Ipod WIFI
new-mini-elm327-bluetooth-obd2-v15-sc104 MINI ELM327 Bluetooth(Item No. SC104) PC-base Bluetooth Mini
wifi327-wifi-obd2-eobd-scan-tool-sc133-c ELM327 WIFI for Android iPhone/iPad (Item No. SC133-C) iPhone iPad Ipod Android WIFI
elm327-obdii-wifi-diagnostic-wireless-scanner-sc133-b Wifi ELM327 Apple iPhone Touch(Item No.SC133-B) PC-based iPhone iPad Ipod Bluetooth WIFI
2013-new-code-reader-tool-super-mimi-elm327-sc03-b mini ELM327 WiFi with Switch work with iPhone(Item No. SC157 ) iPhone iPad Ipod WIFI Mini
elm327-bluetooth-version-can-bus-eobd-scan-tool-sc03-b ELM327 Bluetooth CAN BUS(Item No. SC03-B) PC-based Bluetooth
elm327-v-1-4-usb-plastic-scanner-new-sc02-b USB ELM327 plastic with FT232RL Chip (Item No. SC02-B) PC-based
super-mini-elm327-bluetooth-new-sc158 Super Mini ELM327 Bluetooth with Power Switch (Item No. SC158) Android Bluetooth Mini
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VGATE WIFI OBD Multiscan Elm327 for Android PC iPhone iPad

(Item No. SC76-B)

PC-based iPhone iPad Ipod Android Mini
mini-elm327-bluetooth-obd2-sc104-b MINI ELM327 Bluetooth white(Item No. SC104-B) PC-based Bluetooth Mini
new-mini-elm327-bluetooth-obd2-black-sc104-c MINI?ELM327?Bluetooth (black)(Item No. SC104-C) PC-based Bluetooth Mini
mini-elm327-interface-viecar-obd2-bluetooth-scanner-sc264 MINI ELM327 Interface Viecar 2.0 OBD2 Bluetooth for Android and windows (Item No. SC264) PC-based Android Bluetooth Mini
elm327-plastic-obdii-eobd-canbus-scanner-with-2102-chip-sc02-d Elm327 plastic with 2102 chip(Item No. SC02-D) PC-based
wifi-elm327-obd2-car-diagnostic-tool-sc76-d WIFI ELM327 for Android and iOS iPhone/iPad(Item No.SC76-D) PC-based iPhone iPad Ipod Android WIFI Mini
super-mini-elm327-bluetooth-version-sc104-d Super MINI ELM327 Bluetooth Black(Item No.SC104-D) PC-based Bluetooth Mini
mini-elm327-bluetooth-interface-sc104-e Mini ELM327 Bluetooth(Item No.SC104-E) PC-based Android + Symbian Bluetooth Mini
super-mini-elm327-bluetooth-obd2-scanner-sc104-f Super Mini ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 CANBUS scanner(Item No. SC104-F) PC-based Android +Symbian Bluetooth Mini
super-mini-elm327-bluetooth-obd2-white-sc104-g Super MINI ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 White(Item No. SC104-G) PC-based Android Bluetooth Mini

AUTOPHIX CARAPP T300 scanner for IOS and Android system

AUTOPHIX CARAPP -T300 supports IOS and Android operating system including iPhone,iPad,Android Phone. the product is simple to install,which realizes the perfect combination of technology and application.T300 not only has OBDII diagnostic capabilities,but also has horsepower test , performance test,fuel consumption test and trip analysis capabilities.T300 can also tests horsepower, torque, one hundred kilometers acceleration of our cars. Car lovers can share their testing process with their friends, ignite the passion of car life.

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AUTOPHIX CARAPP -T300  Functions:

 

• Horsepower Test

-Real-time display the torque
- speed
- horsepower
- rotate speed and power of the car
• Performance Testing
-100km/h performance test: test the speed reaches 100km/h(or Miles/hour)performance.
-100m performance test:test the performance of the car traveling 100 meters (or yards).
-Braking distance: test the performance of the brakes to stop.
-Custom: Test speed from the start to the end of the speed performance of the car. When the vehicle
-Sharing function
• Trip Analysis
- “Running time”: displaying the running time;
  – “Mileage”: displaying the running mileage of the vehicle;
 - “Water temperature”: displaying the current water temperature;
  – “Current speed”: displaying the current speed of the vehicle;
 - “Average speed”: calculating the average running speed;
- “Acceleration”: calculating the velocity change between current second and the last second.
• Checking Data Stream
-Basic data stream
-More data stream
• Fuel Consumption Test
-RPM
-Mileage
-Fuel cost
-Instant LPH/100km
-Average LHK/100km
-Instant LPH/hour-Average LPH/hour
• Detection of Fault Code and Freeze Frame
-Retrieves vehicle information (car name, fuel type, VIN ,time)
-fault code
-freeze frame data
-History data
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Mini ELM327 Bluetooth OBD2 Scanner

MINI ELM327 is the newly developed wireless scan tool. Mini Elm327 Bluetooth supports all OBD-II protocols.Read diagnostic trouble codes, both generic and manufacturer-specific, and display their meaning (over 3000 generic code definitions in the database).Clear trouble codes and turn off the MIL (“Check Engine” light)

Mini ELM327

MINI ELM327 Features:

• Works with all OBD-II compliant vehicles
• Wireless (Bluetooth)
• Software included for Palm, PDA
• Software included for Windows PC
• Software included for Windows Smartphone
• Supports ISO 9141, KWP2000
• Supports SAE J1850
• Supports CAN bus

MINI ELM327 Functions:

• Read diagnostic trouble codes, both generic and manufacturer-specific, and display their meaning (over 3000 generic code definitions in the database).
• Clear trouble codes and turn off the MIL (“Check Engine” light)
• Display current sensor data, including:
• Engine RPM
• Calculated Load Value
• Coolant Temperature
• Fuel System Status
• Vehicle Speed
• Short Term Fuel Trim
• Long Term Fuel Trim
• Intake Manifold Pressure
• Timing Advance
• Intake Air Temperature
• Air Flow Rate
• Absolute Throttle Position
• Oxygen sensor voltages/associated short term fuel trims
• Fuel System status
• Fuel Pressure
• Many others…