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Anyone got an OBD adapter on their 2003 A3 2.0 TDI?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Marky_Mark, Feb 11, 2013.

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    As the title says, just wondering if anyone has an OBD adapter on their 2003 A3 2.0 TDI.

    I'm buying my first Audi this week, and I'm just wondering what kind of stats I'd be likely to see in Torque-Pro?

    Anyone got any insights or advice on it? I've never used or done anything with OBD before, but it looks interesting.

    Will probably buy one of the ELM327 adapters on ebay.
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    I do its pretty interesting but the novelty wears off after about a week. did a few 0-60's that it measured!
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    What other stats does it show you? I've read they vary from car to car depending on the sensors available, the newer the car the more info.

    Does this car have much else to say about itself other than 0-60 or is it pretty basic?
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    erm it tells you how fast you are going, what the o2 reading is. its pretty useless imo. Only one good thing is you can gps record the exact route you took
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    ok no problem, cheers :) Might need to reconsider buying it, I got the feeling I'd see more info than that, but like you say, sounds like a novelty that would end up never getting used.

    Thanks for the insight :happy:
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    Best off buying vcds , at least it is useful and you can measure your 0-60 as well.
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    Just did a quick search and found most of the VCDS stuff is really expensive, although there is a 'dumb' cable option which can be used with the shareware lite software from ross-tech.

    The ELM327 option was appealing because it was so cheap and also I could use it with my android phone, is VCDS for Windows only?

    What kind of stats would I be likely to get with that? (EDIT: On this particular car, not VCDS in general :)
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