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Dirtman

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466.63 teaspoons.
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So friggin big!
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Thanks, I may have to get one. Even though it's Windows only - yuk.
Works fine on linux with a windows emulator. Or are you an apple weirdo... I use ubuntu and have no issue with forscan. Little more complex to set up but not hard. I also hate windows.
 
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4.0blue98

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Round
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Who let the dogs out???
Cool, that's what I use. I hate the evil empire.
 

Dirtman

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So friggin big!
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Give me money.
OBDLink MX+ or MX. MS-CAN and SW-CAN built-in and no switch. Works every time. Cost a little more but very fast and reliable.
80 bucks vs 29 and the usb device I posted works 100%. Mxlink is good for other software but if all you want is forscan no need to get fancy. A good elm clone with ms/hs can is all you need.
 

G8orFord

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If you're using the Forscan Android app or one of the many other apps available, the USB cable is not quite as friendly. LOL

I prefer wireless when I can, but I have a USB adapter as well.
 

Dirtman

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466.63 teaspoons.
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2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
So friggin big!
My credo
Give me money.
Forscan on android isnt really that great though. It's the lite version so it doesn't allow bi-directional control or any of the programming features. Only the windows version has that stuff.
 

G8orFord

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True, but it's still pretty decent for on the fly diag and/or monitoring. I use it quite a bit.
 
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Ford Ranger
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3.0l Vulcan v6 with low miles...
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Automatic
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stock since 1998
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That one guy with ADHD and doesn't stop talking about cars.
Guys you won't believe the driving test to get your license, ny grampa took the test in a extended dodge passenger van in the early 70s with highway troopers, just everything he taught me was based upon how the troopers test you and then I go take the test a while back and it's only in a parking lot, I make a couple turning mistakes because my moms jeep renegade has more blind spots than a ranger, and instead of marking me wrong on a couple of things the lady changed them to something else and passed me on a whim, it's why we got so many idiots on the road now, trust me make your fucking kid practice driving their ass off, till their sick of driving, I miss people like me and my gramps who could drive without being a dumbass......also my gramps is full blooded Texan.....me sadly full blooded Floridian....
 


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