Go Back   LS1TECH > LS1-LS2-LS3-LS6-LS7 PERFORMANCE > PCM Diagnostics & Tuning
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

PCM Diagnostics & Tuning
HP Tuners | AutoTap | Diablo | MAF Translator | HPP3 | FAST | Gen7 | Big Stuff 3
Sponsored by
Diablo Sport

Welcome to LS1Tech.com!
Welcome to LS1Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join LS1Tech.com today!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
Staging Lane
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 86
Default experience with "obdcom"

I was looking around at hand held obd code readers and i stumbled across this site called obdcom.com. The site sells this obdcom cable and software that allows you to use your existing laptop as a diagnostics tool. It seems like a really sweet product to me, but its so much less expensive than e verything else out there that im almost skeptical.

Anyone used this product on our cars? What can you tell me about it?
__________________
98 M6 formula, built LS6
91 yoter truck, rust
smurray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
TECH Fanatic
Garage is empty, add now
 
eseibel67's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 9
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 1,676
Send a message via MSN to eseibel67
Default

Sounds too good to be true. I'm interested to find out as well.
__________________
2001 WS6 - 6 speed
eseibel67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
Staging Lane
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 86
Default

Thats how i feel too, if i dont get any answers in a couple days i may call them and check out the "world class customer service"... If i cant find anything between this forum and the others i frequent im tempted to get one and give it a try... as "too good to be true" as it seems the price seems right if you think of the materials you are getting as a simple cable and computer software....
__________________
98 M6 formula, built LS6
91 yoter truck, rust
smurray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 08:08 PM   #4
Staging Lane
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 86
Default

interestingly i just found another similar product in the same price range... maby these are legitimate and just havent caught on yet?
__________________
98 M6 formula, built LS6
91 yoter truck, rust
smurray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
11 Second Club
Garage is empty, add now
 
brianfromhawaii's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 4
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 851
Send a message via AIM to brianfromhawaii Send a message via MSN to brianfromhawaii Send a message via Yahoo to brianfromhawaii
Default

obd2 communication is pie, any programmer could figure it out, im sure its legit, just like autotap is legit, but it has more resources
__________________
1998 Camaro Z28 and 2004 Yamaha R1... Both FAR from stock
Everyone wants the big power but noone wants to do the big work
Big Turbo, Big Engine, Me go fast.
brianfromhawaii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 07:21 PM   #6
TECH Apprentice
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 345
Default

From google searching it, obdcom seems relatively new, but nothing negative about it I can find so far. Here is a positive review on it:

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=122213

So if it is a new venture, I'm thinking biggest risk right now is long term viability of the company for support availability. Lots of new companies come out of the gate hard, but founder later. Software itself looks good.
angel71rs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 10:26 PM   #7
TECH Enthusiast
Garage is empty, add now
 
bamalt1's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 5
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: El Paso/Ft. Bliss, TX
Posts: 502
Default

It's only $90 why not? Cheaper than a handheld tuner.
bamalt1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2009, 07:24 AM   #8
Staging Lane
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 1
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 50
Default

There are much cheaper alternatives.

Here's some reading material:

http://www.obd2cables.com/products/o...obd-ii-cables/ (pre-made)
http://www.obd-diag.de/ (DIY w/ parts)
http://www.obddiag.net/allpro.html (DIY w/o parts)

The last site gives you a list of some software programs you can use with the cable, on a diagnostic laptop.
jcws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 10:07 PM   #9
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NC USA
Posts: 1
Default

OBDCOM diagnostic system.
OBD Connector to USB cable, Software and Manual on CD.

I loaded drivers per e-mail sent with shipping notice. Installed OBDCOM Software from CD. Connected OBDCOM interface to computer USB Port. Windows XP detected the interface and asked to install software for device. Browsed to c:\WINDOWS\inf and windows found drivers for USB device. Repeated last step. Connected OBDCOM interface to Subaru diagnostic port. Ran OBDCOM program per instructions and communicated with car.

OBDCOM diagnostic system listed the DTC Error Code. Looked up code, cleared trouble
Code and reset the check engine light. Saved lots of $$.

Simple to use, gives a lot if information about engine systems.

OBDCOM diagnostic system shipped the next business day after order via Priority Mail.
captdilli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 10:19 AM   #10
12 Second Club
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rockwall, TX
Posts: 407
Default

I've been interested in this as well. I'm especially interested in the data logging ability. I could log each drag race pass and get answers for those odd runs where the car runs too fast or too slow.

Any other feedback?
__________________
Disclaimer: You have just read my opinions. They may not be the same as yours. Do your own research, and donít believe the marketing BS, just because the salesman said it was so.

Thanks, David
91RS383 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 07:45 AM   #11
12 Second Club
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rockwall, TX
Posts: 407
Default Bought it...

O.K., so, I took the plunge and purchased the OBDcom. I ordered it last Wednesday and it arrived on Saturday. I'm just starting to play with it, but so far I'm digging it. I plan to post a more comprehensive review after some more use this weekend. If anyone has any features they would like me to look for in the software, post up and I'll see what I find.
__________________
Disclaimer: You have just read my opinions. They may not be the same as yours. Do your own research, and donít believe the marketing BS, just because the salesman said it was so.

Thanks, David
91RS383 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 07:45 AM
LS1Tech
Pontiac Firebird




Paid Advertisement
Reply

Tags
cable, diagnostics, forum, good, legit, obd, obd2, obdcom, obdcomcom, rating, review, reviews, revirws, software, tool


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - JOBS
Emails & Contact Details