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Old 12-13-2012, 09:45 AM
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Location: South Denver
Join Date: Oct 2003
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$24 ELM let me know the coolant temp moves a good bit in the first mile so was well worth it. Needle does not move until pulling into work...

Already have a USB OBDII scanner I paid ~$400 for in 2004... not rushing to spend real money on one again unless absolutely necessary. I think every semi-enthusiast should buy the $23 one and order the BavTech or play with the hacky options if something looks really broken.. or they are really curious too

Also until proved otherwise I am still sure the $23 one pulls all codes even it cannot decode all of them. We won't know what some mean like the errors I had a few weeks ago but I'd wager it pulls them

Six Euro Deliveries since December 1998 (Owned E46, E90, E91, E92 and E93)

28 vehicles in 26 years of driving so far. Guess I like cars

Last edited by MP3_E46; 12-30-2012 at 02:49 PM.
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