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Engine Overheating (and how it can ruin vacations)

What better way to spend it than to take a quick road trip outside the city to enjoy a nice view and some fresh air. For some strange reason, though, some cars seem not to like the holidays and begin to act up just when you’re about to embark on a long journey. The most […]

Toolbox Essentials

Toolbox Essentials: Must-Have Tools for Any Driver

Whenever you go out on the road, it’s not just your engine and tyres that you should check. It is also essential that you bring along the critical tools for the journey. Or what we would like to call here in OBD2 Australia as Toolbox Essentials. Our Toolbox Essentials Screwdrivers and socket wrenches Tighten those […]

What Does J2534 Mean

What does J2534 Mean?

More than just a code, what J2534 does mean is a standard communication protocol created by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for vehicle electronic control unit (ECU) reprogramming. The introduction of J2534 required auto manufacturers to develop a universal application programming interface (API) on their vehicles. And this allowed even aftermarket tools to perform […]

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You Need to Watch These Vehicle Fluids

Keeping your vehicle fluids at their proper levels help your car run smoothly and prolongs its useful life. They are one of the most important consumable parts of the vehicle and are needed to ensure it will continue to run.  Vehicle Fluids Checklist Aside from your fuel, you need to constantly monitor these vehicle fluids. […]

transmission temperature PIDs

Auto Transmission Temperature PIDs

You can find here the auto transmission temperature parameter IDs (PIDs) for popular Australian car brands. And to use these, there is the combination of OBD2 Australia’s basic Bluetooth scan tool and compatible phone apps like Car Scanner ELM OBD2 or Torque OBD click on those links to see the video of how to add […]

Cost of Car Servicing

Cost of Car Servicing

We always hear people – business experts, financial gurus, parents, spouses, friends – telling us to spend our money wisely. Well, if you’re a responsible car owner, then you will be wise to save money (at least every 6 months) to cover the cost of car servicing.  A lot of drivers take this task for […]

Mass Air Flow Sensor

Is your Mass Air Flow Sensor Clean?

Do you know the engine part in the image above? It’s called Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor. This is an important component of how our vehicle’s engine functions. And sometimes, the MAF sensor can fail and cause your check engine light to come on or your engine to run like rubbish. Today, we’ll discuss how […]

Car Scanner ELM OBD2 App Dashboard

Car Scanner ELM OBD2 App Dashboard

Here are the steps you can do to set up and make changes to your Car Scanner ELM OBD2 app dashboard. By doing this, you get to display the relevant gauges you want to track using your app. Connect your app to your OBD2 Bluetooth scan tool. Open the app and go to the “Dashboard” […]

Car Scanner ELM OBD2 App

Car Scanner ELM OBD2 App: Adding PIDs

How do you enter an extra PID to your Car Scanner ELM OBD2 app? Here’s how to do it: The Steps Make sure you connect your OBD2 scan tool to your app. Go to “Settings”, “Connection”, and “Choose Connection Profile”. Search and choose the vehicle brand you have. You might find a few options to […]

Torque OBD2 App

Torque OBD2 App: Adding Extra PIDs

Why do you need to download an app like Torque OBD2 to match with your OBD2 scan tool? Here is one MAJOR reason why. Transmission Temperature and the Torque OBD2 App One of the most common questions we get here at OBD2 Australia is about transmission temperature and how to show it on the OBD2 […]

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