FiatECUScan?? - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
 
  Home Forums AO Club Member Gallery Classifieds Trade Directory  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Misc Lounges > Community Discussions > General Alfa Discussion

General Alfa Discussion Strictly Alfa Romeo talk only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (Post Link)  
Old 28-08-12
Flatcap's Avatar
Status: Justice for the 96 - YNWA
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: South Yorkshire
Posts: 380
Images: 10

Member car:

156 SW 2.5 V6 Q-Sys

FiatECUScan??

Apart from Torque on your phone and FiatECUScan (or Multiscan as it now is) is there any other free software packages out there that does similar stuff?

I've got Torque on my phone and FiatECUScan on a laptop and find them both very useful. But is there any software packages for Windows that is more generic like Torque is but will also check air bag faults etc? Torque is very good but it has its limitations, like air bags and ABS for instance. So I was wondering if there was anything else that will do what FiatECUScan will do but on none Fiat, Alfa and Lancia cars??

I Google'd 'free OBD software' but obviously it throws up hundreds...any recommendations? Ones you've used and found to work well??

Many thanks.

Daz.

Last edited by Flatcap; 28-08-12 at 18:05.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (Post Link)  
Old 29-08-12
Flatcap's Avatar
Status: Justice for the 96 - YNWA
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: South Yorkshire
Posts: 380
Images: 10

Member car:

156 SW 2.5 V6 Q-Sys

No?

No one tried any others??
Reply With Quote
  #3 (Post Link)  
Old 29-08-12
brave soul's Avatar
Status: gearhead
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ireland
County: Galway
Posts: 1,679
Images: 2

Member car:

147 1.6TS

Originally Posted by Flatcap View Post
Apart from Torque on your phone and FiatECUScan (or Multiscan as it now is) is there any other free software packages out there that does similar stuff?


Daz.
Sorry to be thick Daz ! are you saying we can download an application on a smartphone ?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (Post Link)  
Old 29-08-12
Flatcap's Avatar
Status: Justice for the 96 - YNWA
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: South Yorkshire
Posts: 380
Images: 10

Member car:

156 SW 2.5 V6 Q-Sys

Originally Posted by brave soul View Post
Sorry to be thick Daz ! are you saying we can download an application on a smartphone ?
Yeah mate...you can get an Android App called Torque. There's a free version which obviously has limitations, then there's a full version which is about £2.99 (I think). It won't do air bags and ABS but it'll pretty much do everything else. Very useful for checking fault codes.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.torque&hl=en

You'll also need a Bleutooth ELM 327 OBD II adapter too which links up with it, you just 'pair' it like you would any other Bleutooth device. They vary in price and quality but I bought one for about £15.00 and I've had no problems at all.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless-C...ht_6721wt_1165

There's a few others like Garmin Mechanic but Torque is by far the best. So for around £20 you have a good piece of kit for looking up fault codes and basic diagnostics. Your average garage would charge you more than that just to plug their machine in.

I hope that helps mate but if you have any other questions I'll do my best to help.

Daz.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (Post Link)  
Old 29-08-12
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: -
Posts: 1,076

Member car:

Alfa 156 1.9 JTD 16v

Very interesting! What a source of info AO is!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (Post Link)  
Old 30-08-12
Flatcap's Avatar
Status: Justice for the 96 - YNWA
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: South Yorkshire
Posts: 380
Images: 10

Member car:

156 SW 2.5 V6 Q-Sys

Thanks for your input everyone, much appreciated
Reply With Quote
  #7 (Post Link)  
Old 30-08-12
Gibbo's Avatar
Status: Molto felice
AO Rosso Alfa Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: United Kingdom
County: Bristol
Posts: 53,138
Images: 2

Member car:

KIA Soul2, 500 & Spider

You've hit on something where you're the expert
by the look of it

I haven't got a smartphone so am unable to contribute
Reply With Quote
  #8 (Post Link)  
Old 30-08-12
Flatcap's Avatar
Status: Justice for the 96 - YNWA
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: South Yorkshire
Posts: 380
Images: 10

Member car:

156 SW 2.5 V6 Q-Sys

Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
You've hit on something where you're the expert
by the look of it

I haven't got a smartphone so am unable to contribute
Expert?

I wish.

No. It was more about software for a laptop, along the lines of FiatECUScan but not tied in to any particular manufacturer. The afore mentioned only works on Fiat, Lancia and Alfa's...I was looking for something a little more generic. I've found a couple I'm trying like Digimoto and ScanTool but I was hoping someone may have been able to advise on any they've tried. Not to worry, I'll soldier on. I was trying to save myself several hours of internet surfing looking at reviews and reports.

Thanks for your reply.

Daz.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (Post Link)  
Old 30-08-12
Gibbo's Avatar
Status: Molto felice
AO Rosso Alfa Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: United Kingdom
County: Bristol
Posts: 53,138
Images: 2

Member car:

KIA Soul2, 500 & Spider

By expert I meant that it looks like you're the only one
on here who knows anything about it
Reply With Quote
  #10 (Post Link)  
Old 30-08-12
Flatcap's Avatar
Status: Justice for the 96 - YNWA
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: South Yorkshire
Posts: 380
Images: 10

Member car:

156 SW 2.5 V6 Q-Sys

Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
By expert I meant that it looks like you're the only one
on here who knows anything about it
Ouch
Reply With Quote
  #11 (Post Link)  
Old 31-08-12
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: -
Posts: 1,076

Member car:

Alfa 156 1.9 JTD 16v

Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
By expert I meant that it looks like you're the only one
on here who knows anything about it
You know what they say: in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king...
Reply With Quote
  #12 (Post Link)  
Old 31-08-12
Flatcap's Avatar
Status: Justice for the 96 - YNWA
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: South Yorkshire
Posts: 380
Images: 10

Member car:

156 SW 2.5 V6 Q-Sys

Originally Posted by moto748 View Post
You know what they say: in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king...
Hahaha, aye, you're not wrong.

I just thought more people would have known about it.

Nay bother.

Daz.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (Post Link)  
Old 09-02-13
The_Alfa_Male's Avatar
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Posts: 231
Images: 11

Member car:

Alfa romeo GT

Does any one have the link to where i could download the FiatECUScan please
Reply With Quote
  #14 (Post Link)  
Old 09-02-13
Mitch916's Avatar
Status: AROC 916 Registrar
AO Gold Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: United Kingdom
County: Kent
Posts: 8,035
Images: 8

Member car:

156 2.4 JTD, GTV 2.0TS

Its not fiat anymore, I think its multi try googling that
Reply With Quote
  #15 (Post Link)  
Old 09-02-13
The_Alfa_Male's Avatar
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Posts: 231
Images: 11

Member car:

Alfa romeo GT

googled it and loads come up with broken links
Reply With Quote
  #16 (Post Link)  
Old 10-02-13
Clovis's Avatar
Status: Six parts gin to one part Vermouth
AO Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Bristol
Posts: 871
Images: 2

Member car:

GT JTS

There is AlfaOBD, an app for android . It costs £30 from Play store and the PC version is 49 EUROS and it lists airbags as one of the functions it can analyse. I don't know if will resest the code. There is a free demo version too. Info at alfaobd.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Misc Lounges > Community Discussions > General Alfa Discussion

Tags
fiatecuscan

Thread Tools


Recently 'Read'
No History to show

Useful Links
Lost Password?
AO Merchandise
FAQs
Register

External Links
2008 ALFA ROMEO 159...
2003 Alfa Romeo 156...
2004 Alfa Romeo 147...
*** alfa romeo gt...
Alfa Romeo 156 T...

Alfa Romeo

Recent Image

Pink My Ride

View Allerd's images

Search

Forums

Classifieds
   

Gallery

Social Groups
   

Members
   


Did you know..?
Did you know..?
AO Club Members have access to more site features.

Click Here to compare the differences.

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 15:37.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83