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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-30-2019, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions for suitable scan equipment for the obs 7.3's? Is it possible to do an injector buzz test/cyl cut out test on these? I've been getting mixed info in various places. Everything in my arsenal is cheaper/outdated stuff that is limited to reading/ clearing codes, and was possibly looking to upgrade.

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I use my snapon verus does cct and buzz test on my 97
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Forscan (free software) on a laptop with an USB to OBDII cable
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Forscan (free software) on a laptop with an USB to OBDII cable
I'm new to this computer game, if I were to obtain a laptop, and download forscan, would it need an internet connection while scanning/ testing? Or can it be used as a stand alone unit once downloaded? I like the snap on stuff, but my wallet is not a big fan.

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Once it’s downloaded. You don’t need internet. Google “superduty diagnosis on the cheap” there is a thread on fte and powerstroke.org on how to use it.

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Thanks for the input guys. I think I'm gonna try the forscan stuff, has anyone had any negative side effects of using it?

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How could there be any "side effect" from it?
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How could there be any "side effect" from it?
Good question. That's kinda what I'm asking, I've had scan tools shut stuff off before, nothing too serious there, could it fry a PCM? Or unexpectedly change settings? ( Not a big concern on an obs) Has anyone experienced problems with a virus from downloading it in the first place? Like I said, I'm pretty new to this.

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Good question. That's kinda what I'm asking, I've had scan tools shut stuff off before, nothing too serious there, could it fry a PCM? Or unexpectedly change settings? ( Not a big concern on an obs) Has anyone experienced problems with a virus from downloading it in the first place? Like I said, I'm pretty new to this.

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Ummm no. Legit company. How can it fry a pcm when it doesn't even have the capability to flash one!
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I dunno. How does a microwave fry a cell phone?
But good point on the won't flash/ why would it fry thing.

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