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Old 04-13-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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I was cruising Kijiji........again. It's kinda like craig'slist. I found an ad for a Bear engine analyzer.....for free!
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At the least it can be gutted and turned into a mobile work station, at the best I'll have a piece of machinery to....
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analyze engines.
I don't have much of an idea of what these machines do, I'm not a trained mechanic....I know enough to be dangerous. I do know that this one has exhaust gas analyzing capabilities. There are no manuals, tho they are available for $25-$30. I found a floppy drive that had one 3.5" floppy in it dated 1998 and seeming to have data pertaining to the years '92-'96. I haven't powered up the machine, I may do that Sunday. I was told that the gas analyzing works but there are a few leads that are boogered but don't have more details. I'm not great with electrical but am trying to learn. I have played around with '60's era engines many years ago and in the last few years have started again as well as learning OBD-1 for my Rangers/B-IIs.
Sooo.... Is it something worth my time and effort to learn about and possibly fix?
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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Yeah, I'd say it's worth fixing up. Some of those types of things go for big bucks, if they work, now that OBDI cars are starting to become classic.
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Thanks for the input. I'm going to pop for the manuals.

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basically, that machine will give you most of the readings that a modern obdII engine will, but that will do it for any engine pretty well... hook that up to a model T and you've got diagnostics... it's basically obdII without the ob part, and of course a few omissions...
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