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Old 10-11-2007   #31
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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

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What did you do for a job before it all went pear shaped?
I was a senior project manager for Novell's consulting business in the UK, the business model has changed so future projects will be delivered via partners - I don't fancy working for one of the partners.

Now is a good time for a change, I am good at project management but don't really enjoy it - I have delivered some big and complex projects but never really got a kick from it! Not too sure what next, I would like to start out on my own but not sure what............I doubt that I will go it on my own at the moment but fancy a change in role, maybe run a professional services dept or account management - kinda hanging in the uncertainty of the situation at the moment!
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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

One of my contracts is doing something smiler for Sybase, but for some of the projects I get more involved at a technical level.

Personally I like to stay involved at that level, otherwise it gets to be too much like an admin job.

Anyway, hope you find "where you fit" soon!

Better get back on topic I suppose, before Alan raps us over the knuckles, or worse......
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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

Something will turn up, might even try my hand at programme management - I am not a great detail person so project management was not a natural fit!!!

As for Alan - I think his bark is worse than his bite..........
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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

Has anyone got some OBD software? I had no joy with my OBD2 software Scanmaster. The cables I have all work fine but I need to try some older software. my eMule has stuffed up so I cant download any to try.
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Doc, watching this thread with a lot of interest

After having a bit of a poke around on usenet and bittorrent, I found http://www.digimoto.com/home.htm - Digimoto 4.03

Would this be of any use?? If you can let me know the actual titles of some of the software you're after I'll be more than happy to have a hunt around for any of them
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Oops just noticed you already have Digimoto Lite, maybe the full version might come in handy
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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

Dear "b" owners!

Well first of all I'm due for an introduction now I've been reading these forums for quite some time (past ~4months) without participating activele. Found lots of good info - and as far as I can tell, you are a very helpful and nice bunch of people.
I'm a proud owner of a '97 black barch - the base version with no extras. And of course I loooove it very much. )) Since last summer (when I obtained the car) I've been trying to repair and restore the little faults and do some basic mods...

Well - now the useful part of the conversation I just wanted to check if anyone (docorangepeel, maybe?) had the luck to make the diagnostic tools work? I was looking into that myself, but don't really want to invest money into reader/cables/software until I'm sure it will work...
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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

I have everything but the software. The problem is that pre 2003 Bs dont use OBD2. The other issue is that some software that does work needs a DOS computer and two com ports!?! All i can find is new software or real old stuff and nothing that works.

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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

Software link

I will have to give these bits of software a go and see if I can get it working.
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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

Oh that's a pity But if the pre-2003 (2001?) barchettas don't use OBDII what do they use? Is it called simply OBD? How do you know that the hardware you have is suitable for it?
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I looked it up before and the hardware is the correct one for the B.
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Did anyone ever get this working?
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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

I think we now know why Fiat charge extortionate rates for this as nobody else can do it.

I've never yet found an independent who can fully read out the ECU from the B. Even if they manage the engine ECU they can't do the airbag or aircon.

Either buy a new car which you can fiddle with or pick up the soap down your 'friendly' dealer..!
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Re: Fiat engine management Fiat/Polonez 3 connector to OBD2 16pin adaptor

If you have a Sykes Pickavant ACR4 and the Fiat multi-application pod it will read ecus, airbags and ABS. They don't come cheap, although prices are falling due to being superceded by new kit from SP.
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True but few and far between on this side of the sea. Engine builder who did my coupe conversion had all the gear but charges similar rates to Fiat. Difference appears to be that they understand what they are doing. Fiat seem to employ Apes in overalls who's speciality is greasy paw prints over the seats. Final time Fiat had my B they had the boot open..smelt like the chief ape had taken a piss in it...

If you hadn't noticed I'm off Fiat for removing my HID conversion without asking and then only fitting 1 bulb. 'Workshop closed at 4.30 mate and they didn't have time to finish...'
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