OBD1 scanning and tuning. Scan9495 on a RM
So today was the final straw. I am done trying to guess what the hell is wrong with this car. I havent finished replacing all the parts I wanted to yet, but nonetheless I have very low expectations that the issues will be solved in their entirety.
So first, I am going to get a an ALDL cable from ALDLcable.com and then use scan9495 to get me started. Maybe EEHack if I can get it work. Apparently B-bodies and more specifically, roadmasters, have communication issues. I want to work with steve to get these things to connect properly, but Ill see if that comes to fruition...
The point of this thread will be to make it very easy and straight forward for us RM owners, and anyone else who wants to scan, to get the tools necessary to get a scan going and how to properly set it up. I know there are videos and tutorials out there, but for the non-tech person, this can be a daunting challenge with as much reading and instructions as there are.
So while I wait for my cable to show up, I will take any advice on how to get started, being that this will be my first time datalogging an OBD1 car and whatnot.
It is supposed to be straight forward but I read a lot of people having connectivity issues or other problems similar to that, so if you know of any with the roadmaster, let me know. I do know the Airbag(sir) and ABS will not work from scan9495 in a b body. But I have climate control and I have no codes in either of those departments.
Also looking to get tunercats once I get the random misfire solved. Being able to do my own tuning should help yield good results. From changing the fan on temps to locking the TC in third etc..., I hope to squeeze a bit more MPG from this old tuna boat.
94 RMSB 170K Sat 5 years, ran for 1 of those then remained untouched for 4. Sat because it was slapped by a deer and the owners didnt want to fix it for whatever reason.
Mods, all the free good ones.
Future? Probably pull engine, reseal it, and run it a lot more. Looking to get 250k out of it. PRAYING for 300k.
Last edited by smelonas; 03-17-2017 at 05:25 PM.