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Is there anything out there that offers quite a bit more functionality then the standard basic backyard mechanic apps? That can be found all day long on the google playstore.

I don't mind paying a few dollars for an actual useable app. But i'm running in to a brick wall.

I'd like to be able to monitor actual turbo pressure. NOT vacuum. See what my oil pressure and temp are maybe. Transmission temps. Exhaust temp that I know operates hotter then 1000 degrees. ETC.

I know there's scangauge one can buy from autozone for $160. But I want something better then a black and colored screen to read more then 4 gauges on one screen per page. There's something called Ultragauge for $80. Looks like it MIGHT be worth looking in to. But can only be bought directly through the company. And offers a gauge unit bigger then scangauge with more 3D type animated screen. Or Bluetooth adapter and free ultragauge app which will only work with their proprietary adapter.

I bought the quicklink Bluetooth adapter from autozone today. And downloaded the free app. But it's the same app as dashcommand with a few other options which really don't need unless I want to get in to diagnostics. Dashcommand is also free and works with the elm327 and baxf adapters I have. So it'll be going back for a refund.

Torque and dashcommand and all the other apps just don't work for me. They're too basic. And very limited in what they do.

Being a retired mechanic. I've used snapon scanners and what not. So I know what the ecm will throw out. It's a lot more then what the google playstore apps can do. I'm not looking for the full blown setup. Just something that will do what I actually want. More gauges.
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After doing some digging. And finding out about pids. I've now got oil temp and pressure working on the torque.

I think if a complete pid list could be found for the cruze and posted. Torque could be a very useful app. As it looks like the majority if the pids have either the wrong information or nothing at all.
 

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The halfway down on the cruze is the earlier years.

The pids have information that look like this link. GM oil temp & pressure GM transmission temp - Harry's GPS Suite Forum In the first paragraph it has oil temp, trans temp, oil pressure. They need a pid number, long name, minimum and max values, scale factor, unit type, and equation.

Be nice if there's an obd2 standard list of pids and gm extended pids. In a chart. With all the information. rather then having to do a google. And so far only the common stuff is found. Like the link I posted. Not many seem to be interested in other gauges.
 

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It was mandated in 95 for all obd systems to be the same. I would assume the pids would be the same also. At least for the basic data stream. Manufacture specific pids (extended) might change. I could be wrong.

I found that torque has a plugin called torquescan. Looks like it'll pull down the pids from the ecm. Working on seeing what happens after the scan has finished. I've been doing the long not skipping any pid scans. After an hour of still scanning and having to keep pushing the start button to keep the accessories on every 5 minutes I gave up. The list would probably be way too long and too much I don't care to have. Gonna try the standard scan sometime today. See how long that takes.
 

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I'd be interested in seeing what you have so far. Maybe we can start a list for the PIDs as a standalone thread. You will get more hits from the outside as well if you have a good title and put in the right tags.


Possibly call it "The Official list of OBDII PIDs for the Chevy Cruze" and tag it with OBDII, OBD2, PIDs, CANBUS, Torque AP
I don't know what section to put it in. And you can only edit the added pids inside the app. CAn't change the stock gauges. To which half don't seem to work.

Torque would be a great app. If everything worked. And for as long as it's been around. One would think it would have the correct information by now.

I'm hoping to find something that might retrieve the pids from the ecm. I saw one forum mention something about buying the manual for gm. But it was pricey. I'm gonna have to call them tomorrow and see if such a thing exists.

Torque does have a forum. But there's a lot of questions and a lot of pages for each question. And don't seem to be very lively lately.
 

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Looking for a list like this. It's for the Volt. But some of the pids are the same.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HgWCnosdRqZYoWHEl7ylAxjxv4UFVeisWiR7gcr8H6I/edit#gid=0
 

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There's a list of extra pid's. You have to go into settings and add those extra pids. Then you can delete some of them as you don't really need any scans past 4 cylinders.

As for the trans temp. I don't remember having to program the pid for that. But the oil pressure and temp have wrong informmation. Those 2 will need the correct information. And I"m not even sure if the correct info is available for the oil pressure. What's available is different then what the app has but it don't move much. Unless that's the way engines work these days.
 
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