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Old 06-10-2018, 08:38 AM   #1
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Tech2 (Clone) Scanner

I bought the Tech2 (Clone) to use on my 2008 Workhorse UFO 8.1 engine, one of the best features is the built in misfire graphic. If you get a misfire code PO300, a regular scanner does not tell you which cylinder it is, but the Tech2 misfire graphic does. Example, if you have a burnt spark plug wire it will tell you what cylinder is misfiring. It captures stored DTCs codes and values, you can view the status of vehicle diagnostic tests and sensor values while the engine is running. The CAN diagnostic interface module (CANdi) must be hooked up to test the Transmission. The CANdi module connects between the Tech 2 and the OBD adapter. The Tech2 also performs crankshaft senor Relearn procedure, this is required if you replace the crankshaft senor, but you can do it without the Tech2.
Tech2 parameters:
Eng 1: Engine Data 1 List
Eng 2: Engine Data 2 List
EE: Enhanced Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Data
FF/FR: Freeze Frame/Failure Records
FT: Fuel Trim Data List
HO2S: HO2S Data List
MF: Misfire Data List
TAC: Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Data
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:46 AM   #2
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Link to vendor and price?
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The price is between $300-$400 on Amazon, but a friend of mine just got one for $262 on Ebay.

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https://www.amazon.com/OEM-TECH2-Sca...70_&dpSrc=srch
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Awesome pictures.

I can see this as a time saver, if you have problems with a bad spark plug wire, bad coil etc.

Looks like those with the Allison 2000 have a way to check their Trans temp.


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Awesome pictures.

I can see this as a time saver, if you have problems with a bad spark plug wire, bad coil etc.

Looks like those with the Allison 2000 have a way to check their Trans temp.


Yup....
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:16 AM   #7
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Nice

A must have tool if you are a DIY guy
Got one myself a several years back
Never had any issues with it being a clone
Another must have is a PICOSCOPE DSO

On my chassis the ABS system computer access is limited to the 9 pin round connector no access through the 16 DLC. The Tech2 will not access the ABS computer. So picked up the NEXIQ and the WABCO Tool Box software
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Nice

A must have tool if you are a DIY guy
Got one myself a several years back
Never had any issues with it being a clone
Another must have is a PICOSCOPE DSO

On my chassis the ABS system computer access is limited to the 9 pin round connector no access through the 16 DLC. The Tech2 will not access the ABS computer. So picked up the NEXIQ and the WABCO Tool Box software
On the W22 which has a "regular" parking brake the Tech 2 can access the ABS system.
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I'm late to this thread, but, is this unit capable of changing the ECM config ( basic 0-1)?

I have heard wildly different stories as to what the clones are capable of, and which clone is which/so on.
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I took the gamble for <$300 for the clone or $1,500 + for the factory tool
From my experience my clone can do anything the Factory tool can
To re-flash any of the control modules you will need the configuration files from the GM web site - they charge $$ for the files
Not sure what you are asking regarding basic 0-1
Unless you are proficient writing code and know the exact format of the files all it will do is load GM / SAAB / etc.. factory code
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I took the gamble for <$300 for the clone or $1,500 + for the factory tool
From my experience my clone can do anything the Factory tool can
To re-flash any of the control modules you will need the configuration files from the GM web site - they charge $$ for the files
Not sure what you are asking regarding basic 0-1
Unless you are proficient writing code and know the exact format of the files all it will do is load GM / SAAB / etc.. factory code
I'm an Audi/VW geek with a Ross Tech setup for those cars, my cousin is a GM service manager (he always defaults to GM corporate lingo). I understand the tech line procedures for the modules/reprogramming and flash. Just wanted to know if you have any input on the basic PCM/ECM enable/disable functions with a clone. Several reports of needing the 'red' connector set to enable the +18v changeover setup, on v2 vs v1.

EDIT: A good example is enabling cruise control on a 1996 Saturn SL1.

I've had varying opinions, just looking for non-Camaro forum replies, as most results end up in a custom shop, and most users end up with a glorified OBD machine for 'codes'.
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Awesome pictures.

I can see this as a time saver, if you have problems with a bad spark plug wire, bad coil etc.

Looks like those with the Allison 2000 have a way to check their Trans temp.


Not sure I understand... I monitor the Trans temp in 2100MH tranny on my SG2. Its a 2005 5 spd.
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Not sure I understand... I monitor the Trans temp in 2100MH tranny on my SG2. Its a 2005 5 spd.
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Yeah, my mistake, 2006 is when the 6 speed came out, and that's the one that can not be monitored via SG.

Thanks for keeping me straight
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