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JINT 10-22-2009 03:52 PM

Is there a PC cable for E30 OBD1 ?
I was wondring if it's common, or if anyone has the tool or the program and the cable to scan obd1 or if it's even needed. If yes, where could i get one. Thanks. *shiner*

SamE30e 10-22-2009 04:48 PM

Mmmm nothing that cant be told through a stomp test.

richie_s999 10-22-2009 07:33 PM

Check craigslist. There is someone who sells odb1 to pc diagnostic set up on there

JINT 10-22-2009 09:19 PM

aright thanks richie

everlast 10-23-2009 02:42 AM

Sam is right. Nothing will be revealed by a pc cable that you can't get with the car's on board diagnostics. Zero reason to buy a cable. Any cable I've ever seen is the Scanner 6.5 which does very little, if anything, on an e30.

Google E30 stomp test, trust me. Between that and a paper clip for the interval resets, you don't need anything at all.

325isdan 10-23-2009 10:15 AM

This is good new about the pc cable. My car did not come with a Check engine light. Guess how happy I was when I found that out. :)

JINT 10-23-2009 10:10 PM

i don't have the engine light on or anything, but i just wanted to see why it's backfiring like crazy, advanced timing i guess *rockout*

ps. and what the f@ck is a stomp test?

325isdan 10-24-2009 12:59 PM

the stop test is when you stomp on the gas pedel ( 5 times maybe) and your check engine light will flash out any error codes that your car might have.

everlast 10-24-2009 02:41 PM

If your CEL isn't lit, then neither a cable nor a stomp test will tell you anything. Why is your timing so advanced? I doubt that's your problem.

JINT 10-24-2009 02:45 PM

I don't know, i think it's running rich, gotta swap for some better injectors, i think my stock injectors are pissing already instead of spraying.
I tried the stomp test, no engine light, but something is bagning at the back, in the diff or the axle, i don't know, like metal against metal noise. Scares me abit.

everlast 10-24-2009 02:54 PM

If your injectors weren't working well, you wouldn't be running rich. :p

Clunking in the rear is likely the rear subframe bushings, but you need to jack it up and give it a good look. Could also be trailing arm bushings, diff mount, center bearing support, rear shock mounts.

When does it make the noise?

You should probably make a new thread for this since it has nothing to do with a PC cable. :)

J.Mcilmoyle 11-04-2009 11:09 AM

i saw on ebay that there was a obd1 to obd2 conversion im not sure how well it works tho

everlast 11-04-2009 12:37 PM

That would be totally useless I'm afraid, if it even worked.

magnus 11-07-2009 03:26 PM

you aint getting a strong enough spark.
Its strong enough to make the ECU think it does but not strong enough to ignite. Change plugs and check leads and coil!
Thats your reason

JINT 11-07-2009 09:03 PM

all that has been done, and no difference. I guess i gotta do rings :D

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