is there a way to monitor obd1 diagnostics on a phone/pc

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  1. ttocs

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    I am sure we have all seen the neat things they have for obd2 systems but is there one that will work similarly for obd1?
     
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    not that I have seen,
     
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    in order to dtalog anything you need a wideband o2 set up. I use zeitronix but theres also tweecer and Anderson pms also.
     
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    I have a full set of aftermarket gauges to monitor everything from AIT to oil temp and the ability to datalog them with that system. I am toying with the idea of installing either a small tablet or a pc to do this and was just thinking it would be nice to be able to monitor and reset codes from it.
     
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    That's all fine and dandy but the most important thing to monitor is your AFR, Vacuum, Boost, Exhaust Gas Temperature, Throttle Position, 0-5 volt sensors , oil temp and alt charging can be done with a simple gauge.
     
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    well darn. Looks like another vote for the megasquirt if I wanted to do this idea then....
     
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    OBD-1 only reports codes, in a key on engine on (or off) scenario. I don't think you can check codes while driving down the road, and it definitely doesn't report any live data.
     
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    Megasquirt has recently caught my attention also.

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    Moates Quarterhorse and Binary Editor lets you view engine vitals
     
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    I have no intentions of driving down the road while trying to pull up and reset codes. But there are a world of options open for streaming things as well as for things like this that if it were all hooked up and worked correctly would be nice and easy. I put the "work correctly" in there as I know its only a matter of time before the pc it bad/outdated and hopefully it will never ask me if I am sure when I shut it off.