ian at mnementh.co.uk
Mon May 4 14:29:30 EDT 2009
I'm a n00b at this, but I've got some gear to start me off.
I've pulled a VW TDI ECU from a junkyard and some of the wiring harness,
and got it hooked up on my bench to 12V and a USB-serial type ODB-II
connector. VAG-COM (shareware) works, so the hardware is up-and-running
- I can see things like the boost pressure change if I blow into the
rubber hose I attached to it.
Next step is to get it up and running with some OSS software - I tried
freediag/scantool and it didnt recognise the usb-serial cable (and I
couldnt see how to configure it for such).
My goal is to get all this data presented neatly on my 'in dash'
computer that will replace the instrument cluster - see my build here:
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