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General Chat Thread, Mass air flow sensor cleaner vs electronic contact cleaner in General; Torque interests me, but in the absence of an android tablet I'll stick to my OPCOM/VAGCOM for the family vehicles...not ...
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    Torque interests me, but in the absence of an android tablet I'll stick to my OPCOM/VAGCOM for the family vehicles...not quite as swish, but more useful with more functions. Agreed though, you do need a way of looking at the actual data flows to see anomalies. I often leave the netbook running a log when I take the Astra out so that I can review readings in excel later on. Things such as knock sensor retard values, cylinder timing changes and sensor/shift/pressure readouts are quite revealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I really think that Android apps like Torque Pro can once more put the emphesis on vehicle maintenace back in the hands of owners rather than garages if used correctly. Primariliy becuase only the garages has access to expensive fault finding and performance diagnostic hardware which was out of the reach of most people price wise if all they wanted one for was infrequent home use.
    Absolutely. I do lots of diagnostics for people who are happy to get and install the parts themselves. I recommend Euro Car Parts but only because I use them myself, but there's no expensive diagnostic cost nor pressure from the garage for them to supply and fit the parts.

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