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Old 10-22-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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Mmmm nothing that cant be told through a stomp test.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:33 PM   #3
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Check craigslist. There is someone who sells odb1 to pc diagnostic set up on there
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:19 PM   #4
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aright thanks richie
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:42 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:15 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:10 PM   #7
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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

ps. and what the f@ck is a stomp test?
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:59 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:41 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:45 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:54 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:09 AM   #12
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i saw on ebay that there was a obd1 to obd2 conversion im not sure how well it works tho
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:37 AM   #13
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That would be totally useless I'm afraid, if it even worked.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:26 PM   #14
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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
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:03 PM   #15
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all that has been done, and no difference. I guess i gotta do rings
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