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Can you guys comment on what OBD2 readers are recommended? I had one of the $15-ish readers (ELM327) and bought the Torque app (so I have the full license), but I let my friend's son borrow it and never got it back. The unit I had looked pretty much like this one:
ELM327 WIFI OBD2 OBDII Auto Car Diagnostic Scanner Scan Tool For iPhone Android | eBay

I'm seeing something about 'advanced codes', and don't know if the inexpensive units will read those, or if the more expensive models are just engaging in marketing mumbo-jumbo and they'll all read 'advanced' codes.

Seeing this one on Amazon, but for $100, does it really work any better than a $20-ish unit?
https://www.amazon.com/BlueDriver-Bluetooth-Professional-iPhone®-Android/dp/B00652G4TS/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1430915360&sr=1-1

Your input would help. Thanks!
 

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If you want a decent code reader you're going to need to pony up some cash for a real scanner. Not these Bluetooth BS units.

This Actron will read ABS/Airbag codes also for around $185. And read fuel trims, etc real time.

https://www.amazon.com/Actron-CP9680-AUTOSCANNER-Airbag-Screen/dp/B01114V3BI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1506915980&sr=8-4&keywords=actron+auto+scanner

Most of the cheaper ones won't do ABS or Airbag codes. Just basic Code Readers.

There's also a Harbor Freight one that's supposed to be fairly decent in this thread:

http://www.dodgeintrepid.net/128-tools-shop-safety-talk/1594226-possible-good-deal-harbor-freight-obdii-scanner.html#post4193674

Around $100.
 

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Thanks for that. Turns out I pulled the trigger last night on an OBDLink LX by Scantool because it was a recommended unit on the Torque site. When I'm wealthy again enough to buy a BMW, I'll spend the $100+ on a top-notch model, but this should get me by.

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Can you guys comment on what OBD2 readers are recommended? I had one of the $15-ish readers (ELM327) and bought the Torque app (so I have the full license), but I let my friend's son borrow it and never got it back. The unit I had looked pretty much like this one:
ELM327 WIFI OBD2 OBDII Auto Car Diagnostic Scanner Scan Tool For iPhone Android | eBay

I'm seeing something about 'advanced codes', and don't know if the inexpensive units will read those, or if the more expensive models are just engaging in marketing mumbo-jumbo and they'll all read 'advanced' codes.

Seeing this one on Amazon, but for $100, does it really work any better than a $20-ish unit?
https://www.amazon.com/BlueDriver-Bluetooth-Professional-iPhone®-Android/dp/B00652G4TS/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1430915360&sr=1-1

Your input would help. Thanks!
I have the BlueDriver OBD Reader and I love mine it works really well and it allows you to export your scan as a document to various save locations for you to use later if you wish as well. I have Attached a screenshot of the Scan Report and Freeze Frame Data at the time the code was set just to give you an idea.

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I have the BlueDriver OBD Reader and I love mine it works really well and it allows you to export your scan as a document to various save locations for you to use later if you wish as well. I have Attached a screenshot of the Scan Report and Freeze Frame Data at the time the code was set just to give you an idea.

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Thanks for that, but since my post, I've moved on. I'm tooling around in an M6, now. ;-)
 

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