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Offline storian

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Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« on: April 23, 2012, 05:11:54 PM »
So I was playing around with my phone and came across an application called "TORQUE". I looked into it and liked what it could do:

-Monitor the from the cars OBD2 port
-Accelleration, 1/4 mile, 1/8mile and all that type of performance logging
-Clear/Retrieve Engine Codes
-Fuel Economy Tool
-View livedata from the ODB2 port on my phone
-Email logs (havent tested this part yet, however it maybe useful to people that do tracking)
-Use the GPS signal to track where youve been (longitute and latitude can be logged and I !think! referenced to whats being monitored)

HOWEVER after buying the program hastly for 2.5 quid I realized that...******....how the hell would I connect this sucker to the car? I looked on the TORQUE applications website and found a few adapters that you can purchase. At the time they were in the 129.99-189.99 range (plus shipping as they were all sold in the states). I did some googling and looking around for a OBD2 bluetooth reader and came up with some on ebay for 10 bucks. The app says most dont work and may cause problems but I figured I could take a 10-12 pounds gamble and find one and see if it works.

I ended up getting a ELM327 Interface Bluetooth OBD2 adaptor and after a few days it should be here!
Does anyone have any experience with it? Please share with us!

Thanks!






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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 10:00:28 PM »
Theres a company called PLX which do something similar by the sounds of it. Plugs directly into your port with a small box that sends out a wifi signal to your phone. No physical connection between your phone and the car + leaves bluetooth free for hands free.

http://www.kiwiwifi.co.uk/product_info.php?name=PLX_Kiwi_wifi_for_iPhone&model=kiwiwifi&prod=PLX-0029&osCsid=b177fd06256deb6db733b2d197c4911d

Is £120.00 though, and for something that I think I'd personally only use as a gimik for a short period of time. It just isnt worth it.

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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 11:23:49 PM »
yes i use this all the time, great app. i monitor my boost pressure, engine load, air fuel ratio, intake psi, intake temp and cat temp so i know when my cars up to running temp plus other things, great for 0-60 times, this is what i got before my car was mapped,

5.9 0-60 fastest.
my elm was 11.99 of ebay and the app was 2.99, cheap way to keep an eye on ya car. plus it looks for fault codes and checks your o2 sensors.
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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 03:13:59 PM »
That looks like a great app Gavin and a good 0-60 time from the stock version of your car too.  How does it compute horsepower?  Is this through ODB2 or is it an estimate?  Also do you have readings after mods?  Out of interest, where did you get yours mapped?
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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 08:00:10 PM »
lol, i havnt beaten, even with the mods, it was a little damp when i tried again though so one evening  i will give it another go, the bhp displayed is wheel horse power and for it to calculate it corectlty you have to set the weight of your car corectly and the amount of fuel. it uses the phones g sensor and obd2 port aswell to calculate it. it just uses the ecu for 0-60 time i think. the car was actually running 250whp whe this was done which is a little more then standard its now running 279whp and 321bhp at the fly. it was remapped by gunther at xopower, quite well known around the mps circle. really is very quick.  usual results on a map on a standard car is about 290bhp.

i got my power figures from a dyno, i didnt rely on the app to be honest. i never set the weight properly.

might go out now for a play, its dry.
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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 08:18:40 PM »
0-60 and all the timings are done by GPS satelite im sure. Never really used the timings, just use it to monitor.

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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 09:07:51 PM »
well just been out and had another go.



5.45, im well pleased

this is my normal view


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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 08:29:49 PM »
Hi,yes this is a good app.a lad at work put me onto it.I got the ELM from ebay about £11. incl.postage.still playing with it.Does anyone know if it does injectors and compression values etc.At work the Scania prog does on the laptop so wondered if this does?

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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 08:55:16 PM »
another quick pic for ya, done this today in the rain on the way home from the supermarket with shopping it the boot and a girlfriend in the passanger seat, not sure if there good times or not

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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 10:51:11 PM »
Using that private road your had laid between your drive way and the supermarket I presume Gavin  ;D

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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 10:59:29 PM »
lol, yes that one.
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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2013, 09:03:26 PM »
Where is the OBD2 port?
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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2013, 10:13:55 PM »
on mine its to the right of the steering wheel, in top of the pocket on the lower dash.
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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 10:16:28 AM »
on mine its to the right of the steering wheel, in top of the pocket on the lower dash.
It's in the same position for me too

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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 07:35:43 PM »
Used same thing on my ST170...happy to see I should be able to use it on the 3 in 4 days time!  ;D

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Re: Torque - Android OBD2 Monitoring Application
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 07:35:43 PM »