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Old 11-13-2017, 04:46 PM
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Default Forscan, Torque, FordSys, which app?

I got my BAFX Elm device, it connected and seems to read OBDII data. So now I need to choose which app to use with the FEH. All of the demo versions work but I'm wondering which one to upgrade and buy. Any suggestions?
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Depends on purpose. For diags, Forscan. Hands-down. I use it with a MiniVCI.

Free and it seems very powerful - substantially better than Torque. I use the crap outta Torque for Prius, but I'm not a fan with the FEH.

I'll have to give Fordsys a try.

I have a BAFX, but I'm not that impressed with it. It does appear to be more reliable in terms of connection than the cheapest ELM327 readers, but I'm probably just convinced of that because I spent $20 on it instead of the usual $10 readers...
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Okay, I'll give Forscan a try as I need to diag my lack of regen braking issue.
Only the Forscan Demo is free now, Forscan Lite is $4.61 but that's what I need.

The BAFX has to be a superior device with all the flashing lights.
My first experience with an ELM327 reader but it does seem to work.

Will Forscan do significantly more than my ScanGauge or it's just a slicker UI?
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Okay, I'll give Forscan a try as I need to diag my lack of regen braking issue.
Only the Forscan Demo is free now, Forscan Lite is $4.61 but that's what I need.

The BAFX has to be a superior device with all the flashing lights.
My first experience with an ELM327 reader but it does seem to work.

Will Forscan do significantly more than my ScanGauge or it's just a slicker UI?
I should clarify. I use the Windows beta:

http://www.forscan.org/download.html

I have no idea about the app.
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The FORscan windows version is the full version, and it's free. You can also request a code to access virtually everything that a dealer can. Its worth digging up an old laptop.

I used it on my Mustang when the brake system was going bonkers, TCM light was staying on, no ABS etc. I thought the $400 module was toast. FORscan told me to check the brake fluid level.

On the FEH it revealed several minor faults that were easily corrected, but do not show in a normal OBD scan.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:06 PM
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Thanks guys. I have the Forscan Lite Android app installed now, haven't played with it much yet. I'm a Mac so haven't had windows since '98. Let me see how far I get with Forscan Lite.
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