Thread: Torque Pro app
View Single Post
Old Mon, Mar-09-2015, 03:35:18 AM   #15
Unregistered User
Jrrrrrrr's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 791
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 Jrrrrrrr is on a distinguished road
Location: Tucson, AZ

United States

Default Re: Torque Pro app

Torque Pro is an OK app for real-time monitoring, but it is limited by the OBD-2 bluetooth adapter you choose.

Cheap adapters like the ELM-327 are clunky and slow, and lots of ebay-tier ELM-327 devices spontaneously die, but a good ELM-327 device will give you a slow and delayed monitoring of your OBD-2 systems that is pretty reliable.

Torque Pro is limited to generic OBD-2 code reporting, so will not give you any sort of BMW-specific code. Some times, the Motronic engine management throws a BMW-specific code that is not necessarily the same as a generic OBD-2 code, which is why a Peake tool is better to use for first-line CEL diagnostics.

BMW proprietary software, like DIS and INPA, are even better to use if you're serious about real-time diagnostics and data logging.

An install of analogue or digital gauges is the most effective and reliable way to get real-time monitoring of your engine conditions - far better than any scanner intervention. The Peake R5-FCX2/3 is also well worth the purchase price because it is an effective medium between Torque Pro and BMW proprietary software when it comes to vehicle diagnostics.
Jump to top Jrrrrrrr is offline   Reply With Quote