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OTC OBD I & II Scan Tool 3211

For years I avoided cars that require a scan tool for diagnostic work.

Once I was forced to buy them (I've owned three, so far), I avoided working on them.

Only recently have I run into a problem with the Cobalt SS/SC that I actually benefitted from having a scan tool, so I broke down and bought one.

After extensive research, the tool I chose to purchase was an OTC OBD I & II Scan Tool (P/N 3211). It straddles the line between cost and professional capabilities.

Follow along with this review to see how I was able to use it and how well it worked for me.

Posted: 1/19

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The Cobalt Scan Tool Title Image

Dealing with the Problem Child

Ah, the challenges of dealing with a finicky performance car as a daily driver, touring car, and for one single night five years ago, a race car.

Posted: 1/27/19

The Cobalt and the Cactus Title Image

Out of Arizona

LOL!

Posted: 1/20/19

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Lookin' for Adventure

In whatever comes my way.

Posted: 1/13/19

The Garage: Automobility and Building Innovation in the Early Auto Age

The Garage

Along with the gas station, the garage was instrumental in developing the automotive landscape as we know it.

In the Garage, authors John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle return to provide their expertise in the built world — the landscape as shaped and developed by humans. This time, on one of the most humble and overlooked parts of our culture: the automobile's garage.

This book covers the gamut from the beginnings of the industrial garage in the early 1900s on up to the garages we have come to expect as a part of our homes, today — and the many permutations in between.

Posted: 1/19

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Holistic Hot Rodding

Through my love of the automobile, I've found myself delving deeply into numerous related subjects.

Posted: 1/6/19

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