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OBDII sensor

11 August 2011
Arlington, VA
Resurrecting the discussion from these threads:
http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=112530 (2008)
http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75528 (2006)

I am thinking of picking up either this bugger:


[link] $56

or going the iphone/android route with a goPoint or PLX Device. Both are around $100.

Has anyone had any experience with these fancy new smartphone devices, or should I stick with straight forward and simple? My primary use is peace of mind when the check engine light pops up (oh crap, did I not tighten the gas cap perfectly), but if I am going to spend $50 for that I am thinking maybe just going the extra mile and getting increased functionality.

Opinions appreciated!
That looks like it's just a code reader, you should think about getting one a little better. One that shows freeze frame data and also allows you to monitor in real time are very useful. Freeze frame data is a snapshot of the operating parameters from the moment that the problem started.

yes, i have the kiwi bluetooth. I'm using with the torque pro app. Several other bluetooth ELM327 devices are available for less, but the two that I tried gave me data dropouts on my Si. Works great with the plx kiwi. Can read codes and see a ton of live data from the ECU.

Also can make nice track day vids with the right app. I used ALapRecorder HD, but it hasn't been updated in a couple years. Still works for me though.
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