Product Review: PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Engine Monitor

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Product Review: PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Engine Monitor

Postby AZhitman » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:51 pm

We put the PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth and Torque App through their paces in our Nissan Frontier, with great results… best $100 we’ve spent in a long time.

PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Wireless Engine Monitor

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Re: Product Review: PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Engine Monito

Postby PLXGirl » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:41 am

Great review AZhitman! Glad you found the Kiwi Bluetooth to your liking!

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Re: Product Review: PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Engine Monito

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:54 am

I keep meaning to pick one of these devices up so I can do OBDII diagnostics on my family's cars without having to count on their stopping at an O'Reily's for a code scan anytime the CEL comes on. It's good to have an enthusiast's review of one...most of the bluetooth OBDII device reviews I've read were written by android nerds, not car people (this from a guy who is both) and they focus on the connectivity features rather than functionality. I've also heard that a lot of the cheaper Chinese ones have issues with certain brands' proprietary codes, so I've been wary of the sub-$100 market for these things.

I might have to snag one of these Kiwis.

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Re: Product Review: PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Engine Monito

Postby AZhitman » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:25 pm

I'll be using it on our Cube and the Insights as well... looking forward to doing some datalogging on the Insight for a couple hypermile projects I've been considering...

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Re: Product Review: PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Engine Monito

Postby PLXGirl » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:34 pm

I recently went to Pepboys to find out what what was causing the CEL but they said that they have started charging for code scans. The Kiwi Bluetooth/ Wifi will definitely save you money and the hassle of going to an auto store.

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Re: Product Review: PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Engine Monito

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:56 pm

AZhitman wrote:I'll be using it on our Cube and the Insights as well... looking forward to doing some datalogging on the Insight for a couple hypermile projects I've been considering...
I wouldn't mind some datalogging to see how shift behavior affects fuel economy in the LS. I'm curious as to whether 2nd- or 3rd-gear starts actually help.


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