Diagnose your own car faults (and save a fortune) with Torque Pro app £2.95 Google Play
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Diagnose your own car faults (and save a fortune) with Torque Pro app £2.95 Google Play

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Found 7th Oct 2014
Torque Pro, which costs £2.95 on the Google Play store, is one of the most highly recommended sef-diagnosis apps – although currently not available for iOS devices.

You’ll also need an onboard diagnostic Bluetooth dongle, but they only cost around £8. All you then have to do is to plug the dongle into the OBD port – which is usually located somewhere underneath the steering wheel – and sync it with the device you’ve installed the app on.

This will grant you the ability to interrogate the car about any faults, clear stored codes, and view readouts from a whole host of sensors – all of which can help you to quickly identify and resolve problems. The sensors themselves can even be used to drive custom digital dashboards, via the app, that are viewable on your device.

You can also set audible and visual alarms to alert you if any of the readings exceeding what you set to be the limit, among myriad other useful functions – including a 0-60mph timing system and a data logging facility.

Even if the problem transpires to be something that you can't fix yourself, the ability to identify fault codes will at least give you the option of going into a dealership or independent garage and being able to better describe what's at fault.

The app and dongle might not be suitable for every application, or able to offer as much insight as the full-on manufacturer's hardware, but overall, they can be a useful and inexpensive addition to any modern toolbox.

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Ive used this app for a year now and its great. also can be used as a track recorder etc.

Isn't this the usual price? Good app though. We bought Torque and a OBD2 reader (about £9 from Amazon or ebay) and it was great for reading and clearing engine codes on an 02 Nissan.

hmmm.. must give it a try. ordered:)

great for the basic stuff where your ecu produces a code and enters it into the main obd log... some faults require specialist equipment.. ive only had half of all the diagnostics ive done for friends and family work with an odb reader..
still great software and especially when obd bluetooth dongles can be had for around 3 to 4 quid on ebay..
so it aint the answer to all your problems.. but a good start.

aurora

Isn't this the usual price? Good app though. We bought Torque and a OBD2 … Isn't this the usual price? Good app though. We bought Torque and a OBD2 reader (about £9 from Amazon or ebay) and it was great for reading and clearing engine codes on an 02 Nissan.


Yes
Its the same price it always is so its cold.
Hers the proof
Torque Pro (OBD 2 & Car)
£2.95

April 20, 2013

Complete

Android Apps
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Edited by: "SixtyFive" 7th Oct 2014

SuperEd

SixtyFive

YesIts the same price it always is so its cold.



Many may not know about this deal and beats paying silly prices just to get a quick diagnostic report on the potential issue.

Will come in handy OP will give it a go and thanks for posting.

goonertillidie

Many may not know about this deal and beats paying silly prices just to … Many may not know about this deal and beats paying silly prices just to get a quick diagnostic report on the potential issue.Will come in handy OP will give it a go and thanks for posting.



It's not a Hot Deal though is it.
It's thew same price it has always been.

Anyone throw a link out for the Bluetooth Dongle?

(Or are they car specific?)

i second that,, a dongle for a E60 BMW please.
I need to clear my service light

This is the standard price for it. I paid this over a year ago. Cold for me.

If you wanted to give people the heads up it should be in misc

goonertillidie

Many may not know about this deal and beats paying silly prices just to … Many may not know about this deal and beats paying silly prices just to get a quick diagnostic report on the potential issue.Will come in handy OP will give it a go and thanks for posting.



So surely these 'deals' belong in misc no?

BarmyBulldog

So surely these 'deals' belong in misc no?



I know where you're coming from, but would anyone ever see it if it was in Misc .. I certainly wouldn't have..

Anything for iOS?

Silhouette

Anyone throw a link out for the Bluetooth Dongle?(Or are they car … Anyone throw a link out for the Bluetooth Dongle?(Or are they car specific?)



£20?
ebay.co.uk/itm…2c7

You can't actually clear the fault code can you? I had a dongle and the pro app and couldn't see any option to clear the fault code from within the app. Was over a year ago though. Maybe been updated since..?

Just please note that this wont make you a mechanic, sometimes the fault can be completely unrelated to the code being reported.
The wired ones can clear fault codes and can be picked up for a fiver, im sure these bluetooth ones can too.

Silhouette. ........ whats the difference between that one and the cheaper £6 dongles on ebay.

Not actually £2.95 since you need the £8 dongle...

I bought an actual fault code reader from ebay for about £7

BarmyBulldog

So surely these 'deals' belong in misc no?


Yes it should.
It's clearly NOT a HOT deal
http://i57.tinypic.com/27y00t5.jpg


Edited by: "SixtyFive" 7th Oct 2014

It might not be a hot deal at least most of us now know we can app ours cars!

Why not go the whole hog and buy a cheap tablet for your car for full on board diagnostics hehe

Not a deal. Not even good value compared to some other options such as VAGCOM/VCDS for VW/Audi/Skoda from £3.50 Ebay BIN complete, and which can do much more. Cold.

rushthedj

i second that,, a dongle for a E60 BMW please.I need to clear my service … i second that,, a dongle for a E60 BMW please.I need to clear my service light


Just search on YouTube how to do a service reset there may be an option using cars wheel controls. I reset mine all the time as Halfords never bother to do it

This is a great deal, heat given. All you people voting cold because it's always been this price are really being arrogant, learn the meaning of the word deal before slating the OP... The site isn't hotukreductions!

jamesw306

This is a great deal, heat given. All you people voting cold because … This is a great deal, heat given. All you people voting cold because it's always been this price are really being arrogant, learn the meaning of the word deal before slating the OP... The site isn't hotukreductions!



That made me laugh so is it hotukinformation now then?

Why is it that every other deal is a price reduction?

This has been freely available now for ages and at this price negating the deal, if you wanted to check faults at home you would have looked into this. If the OP wanted to give a heads up this belongs in misc.

Cold...you dont need Torque Pro to check faults, free Torque app does the same, Pro only adds 0-60 accel, 1 mile drag etc

BarmyBulldog

That made me laugh so is it hotukinformation now then?Why is it that … That made me laugh so is it hotukinformation now then?Why is it that every other deal is a price reduction?This has been freely available now for ages and at this price negating the deal, if you wanted to check faults at home you would have looked into this. If the OP wanted to give a heads up this belongs in misc.



+1

it is true what ludzik says, toy can get a torque lite version for free. I bought this item from eBay, item number 201085202359, 4quid delivered. :-)

Dongle you just need a elm327, I got mine off eBay for £5 about 2 years ago..

dilbertov

Not a deal. Not even good value compared to some other options such as … Not a deal. Not even good value compared to some other options such as VAGCOM/VCDS for VW/Audi/Skoda from £3.50 Ebay BIN complete, and which can do much more. Cold.


Can you link to what you are referring to,thanks

rushthedj

i second that,, a dongle for a E60 BMW please.I need to clear my service … i second that,, a dongle for a E60 BMW please.I need to clear my service light



Get it serviced.

ludzik

Cold...you dont need Torque Pro to check faults, free Torque app does the … Cold...you dont need Torque Pro to check faults, free Torque app does the same, Pro only adds 0-60 accel, 1 mile drag etc



Also adding 0-60 and quarter miles etc is a lot of fun when you try and get the best times but costs more than £2.95. A new clutch kit for my car is about £800 and pairs of new tyres about £250.

Shame humans don't have a usb port yet, one day tho !

A daft question: My BMW E93 has bluetooth built-in, do I still need a dongle? Sorry not well versed with car diagnostic set-ups. Thanks.

Original Poster

BarmyBulldog

That made me laugh so is it hotukinformation now then?Why is it that … That made me laugh so is it hotukinformation now then?Why is it that every other deal is a price reduction?This has been freely available now for ages and at this price negating the deal, if you wanted to check faults at home you would have looked into this. If the OP wanted to give a heads up this belongs in misc.



Loving this! Hey, BarmyBulldog (how appropriate your name is) awfully sorry to have posted a deal you don't approve of. Very remiss of me. You've posted three times in this thread telling us all this isn't a deal. In more than a year of membership you've also posted just 6 'deals'.

Maybe if you put just a little more effort into posting deals, rather than just nitpicking with those of us who take the trouble to post, HUKD would see more benefit from your membership.

pbilkhu

A daft question: My BMW E93 has bluetooth built-in, do I still need a … A daft question: My BMW E93 has bluetooth built-in, do I still need a dongle? Sorry not well versed with car diagnostic set-ups. Thanks.



Your cars Bluetooth is for your phone (or other) to connect to. You will need one of the odb2 units as mentioned before to acces your ecu.

What connector would I need for a audi a6 2002?

xboxsteve

Your cars Bluetooth is for your phone (or other) to connect to. You will … Your cars Bluetooth is for your phone (or other) to connect to. You will need one of the odb2 units as mentioned before to acces your ecu.



Thank you. I didn't know whether it could also provide diagnostic info too but you've cleared that up, thanks.

FTOdude170

it is true what ludzik says, toy can get a torque lite version for free. … it is true what ludzik says, toy can get a torque lite version for free. I bought this item from eBay, item number 201085202359, 4quid delivered. :-)



Hi, do you have a link to one please.

ludzik

Cold...you dont need Torque Pro to check faults, free Torque app does the … Cold...you dont need Torque Pro to check faults, free Torque app does the same, Pro only adds 0-60 accel, 1 mile drag etc


This^
I've had the free app for a couple of years, you can read fault codes and clear them, just need a ODB bluetooth adapter.

Still, thanks to OP for posting deal, will help others who haven't heard of the app before.
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