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hi for a 2008 exige S240 (not sure if this is different to elises of same year)

Have searched around a lot and can't seem to find evidence online for a display meter utilizing OBD2 or ECU signals to show parameters monitored by the car from factory.

I called up the manufacturers of these displays and one asked me if the car was manufactured after May 08, as it would be on the CAN system. Then I searched forums here that had the "CAN" word but some threads were from 1-2 years ago. Another manufacturer replied "elises had problems but the new ones should work", citing also that he thought the ECU's were the same.

Found some products. If anyone has experience, please share.

Thanks.

http://www.dashhawk.eu/detail/screenshots.php
http://www.racelogic.co.uk/?show=-CAN_Design-CANDisplay
http://www.scangauge.com/support/CompatibleVehicles.shtml
http://www.brockwayengineering.com/
http://www.nengun.com/trust-greddy/intelligent-infometer-eco
http://www.racinglab.com/apexi-407-a902.html
 

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Post 2008 all the cars use a new OBD II CAN bus system, previously to that the cars used a proprietary CAN bus which is incompatible.

If the device says its 08+ OBD II CAN compliant, it should work with an +08 car, but i've not actually tested one, CAN is a lot better than the old OBD II stuff, so it should have less compatibility and timing issues.

Of course you'll still only be able to read whatever PID codes it supports, which typically hasn't been that many.
 

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Post 2008 all the cars use a new OBD II CAN bus system, previously to that the cars used a proprietary CAN bus which is incompatible.

If the device says its 08+ OBD II CAN compliant, it should work with an +08 car, but i've not actually tested one, CAN is a lot better than the old OBD II stuff, so it should have less compatibility and timing issues.

Of course you'll still only be able to read whatever PID codes it supports, which typically hasn't been that many.

Charlie - will the Mongoose still work on the '08 model?
 

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Here's another system, info on compatability are only for USDM but I sense Lotus might have been ignored even if it was compatible.
http://www.nengun.com/hks/camp-2

similar to dashdaq

good system (if compatible) for those with rear view monitors already.
 

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Here's another system, info on compatability are only for USDM but I sense Lotus might have been ignored even if it was compatible.
http://www.nengun.com/hks/camp-2

similar to dashdaq

good system (if compatible) for those with rear view monitors already.
Nice... I have the JVC headunit w/ DIN sized monitor and A/V inputs... so this would be a nice space savings. Does it log too? Removable memory?
 

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It should, its capable of 512K and 1Mb/s CAN
Great, thanks Charlie. You are the oracle of electronic knowldege! (You should start a 1-900 answer line!)
 

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It is unfortunate that it only can do 10 minutes... 30 minutes would be much more useful.
yes not a serious tuner's tool to begin with.
 

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I've been thinking about getting this..
It's just about the perfict size to fit in to the stock dash location too...

http://www.aimsports.com/products/mxl-chooser.html

IMO, AIM is nice for track.for street, I dunno especially when the OEM dash is a stack. And I don't think they are the easiest systems to rig up. Saw a youtube clip of komotec car and i think it had AIM mounted to the center of dash.

The 08+ dash cluster is updatable, but I can't remember the functions dealer told me about.
 

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Post 2008 all the cars use a new OBD II CAN bus system, previously to that the cars used a proprietary CAN bus which is incompatible.

If the device says its 08+ OBD II CAN compliant, it should work with an +08 car, but i've not actually tested one, CAN is a lot better than the old OBD II stuff, so it should have less compatibility and timing issues.

Of course you'll still only be able to read whatever PID codes it supports, which typically hasn't been that many.
thanks charlie

Getting some conflicting info or may be Im just confused.

I contacted brockway and tech there told me:
> The OBD2 parameters are listed on our website. The parameters are a
minimum that must be supported in order for Lotus to comply with OBD2
regulations.


http://www.brockwayengineering.com/r920.html

Quite a few parameters logged here.

Another sales tech (from which co. i forgot) said cars made in May 08 and on will be on the new OBD2 CAN system. My car is being delivered May so if this is true then I'll need to find out whether I made that cut off or not.

Is there any way to find out other than asking the dealer?

Thanks
 
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