Anywhere in Aberdeenshire with Lotus OBD Reader?

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Jackmuirhead
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Anywhere in Aberdeenshire with Lotus OBD Reader?

Post by Jackmuirhead » Wed May 15, 2019 10:24 am

Trying to find somewhere locally that has one thats compatible with my 2016 Lotus Exige V6 but proving difficult. Do you guys know anywhere?

Im based in peterhead so closer the better, cheers

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Re: Anywhere in Aberdeenshire with Lotus OBD Reader?

Post by mik » Wed May 15, 2019 11:32 pm

Get a wifi elm327 obd do-dah. (Off ebay, or something like THIS if you need it fast.

Download "car scanner" app for £3.

Scan and delete codes, review saved snapshots (sensor readings at the point an error is thrown), watch real-time graphics or review logs from your drives - I am still uncovering useful features months after I got one.
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Re: Anywhere in Aberdeenshire with Lotus OBD Reader?

Post by Jackmuirhead » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:11 am

Thanks for that info. I have one now and use the app dash command which is perfect

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Re: Anywhere in Aberdeenshire with Lotus OBD Reader?

Post by mik » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:20 am

8) good stuff.

Havent tried Dash Command but it looks good too.

I find myself viewing Car Scanner on pretty much every drive. :thumbsup wish the V6 had an oil temp sensor too.

Only thing I am aware of is that the dongle is live with ignition off (i only know this as I can pick upmthe wifi signal eith the car parked in the garage). I havent measured current draw, and guess it will be extremely low. No issues when i left the car idle for a fortnight, but if I was leaving the car idle for longer I would try to remember to pull the dongle out.
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Re: Anywhere in Aberdeenshire with Lotus OBD Reader?

Post by Jackmuirhead » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:36 am

Yeah I think its best just to get in the habit of taking it out straight after use.

My car is usually dead if I leave it more than 6 weeks in the garage anyway :lol:

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