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Old 02-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Bluetooth OBD2 sensor & Torque app

I recently purchased a BAFX Products (TM) - ELM 327 Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool (
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), $23.99 on Amazon (I have Amazon Prime, I think I get some kind of discount for that). I bought a splitter, but haven't plugged it in yet (
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). I downloaded the Torque app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.prowl.torque&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5wcm93bC50b3JxdWUiXQ..) on my Samsung Galaxy S3, and paired up the scanner (piece of cake), then opened the Torque app. It's pretty cool! You can customize it with all different types of dials, gauges, digital displays, and graphs etc., for all different kinds of values. I've been using the instant MPG and average MPG to try to reduce my fuel usage. I haven't been through a full tank with it yet, so we'll see how it goes. I can view all this information, and I can clear engine check lights and other error codes as well.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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I've been using the same setup for about a year and LOVE the torque app. I bought the pro version just because I use it so much.

Anybody with an OBD2 port and an android phone should do themselves a favor and spend $20 on a bluetooth adapter!
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:19 AM   #3
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May I ask why you bought the splitter? If you needed access to the port, can't you just unplug the Bluetooth adapter?

I'm considering buying one too
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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Okay, I purchased this same setup.

I noticed some items don't work (I'd love to get transmission temp)

Think there is a list somewhere that says what the Element computer supports and what it doesn't?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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the only down side is that our elements do not have sensors on every moving part for torque app to read. the upside is that lowers the cost of the element and is crazy reliable. when you go to select a new display, you can scroll the list of every working and non working display. Do me a favor, get back to me with the coolant temperature when the radiator fans kick on. Im curious if yours is also around 213 -217.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:25 PM   #6
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the only down side is that our elements do not have sensors on every moving part for torque app to read. the upside is that lowers the cost of the element and is crazy reliable. when you go to select a new display, you can scroll the list of every working and non working display. Do me a favor, get back to me with the coolant temperature when the radiator fans kick on. Im curious if yours is also around 213 -217.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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I've been using torque now for about a year and love it. I had been using the bluetooth OBD-II scanner you posted until about a month ago when I found this one. Cheaper, but slow delivery from China. And no more kicking it on occasion.

I had heard of issues with the adapter not working, but I've ordered 3 now with no issues at all. Also, beware of the disc that they send with it, I read that there's a trojan on there.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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the only down side is that our elements do not have sensors on every moving part for torque app to read. the upside is that lowers the cost of the element and is crazy reliable. when you go to select a new display, you can scroll the list of every working and non working display. Do me a favor, get back to me with the coolant temperature when the radiator fans kick on. Im curious if yours is also around 213 -217.
Dude, I drove all over town today. AC on and AC off. I never got coolant temp over 195. Outside temps were mid 80s, too.

I tried and tried. lol
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:23 PM   #9
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sweet, but what about stopped and idling after driving around for a while?

And when you turn the ac on, both fans turn on and it helps to cool your radiator also. Try idling with the ac and heater off after a good drive.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #10
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Same results.

Ac off
Driving 188
Stop light 194

Ac on
Driving 190
Stop light 194
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