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Snipe
12-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Can we use a regular Automotive Code scanner with our marine engines or are those different? I got a flyer from, yes Harbor Freight, they have a basic one on sale for $40.00. I'm wondering if that would work for my 1998 5.7 Chevy Vortec EFI engine.:confused::confused:

gotta_ski
12-15-2012, 02:49 PM
No it won't. Your boat uses MEFI, but I can't remember what generation. Needless to say, an automotive code reader won't work. Use the search function on here, there are several threads discussing it.

Snipe
12-15-2012, 03:00 PM
Gotta ask.....What is MEFI. I don't have much success with the search function either. Could you enlighten me? Or at least point me in the right direction?

JDC
12-15-2012, 03:54 PM
Gotta ask.....What is MEFI. I don't have much success with the search function either. Could you enlighten me? Or at least point me in the right direction?Marine EFI (Marine Electronic Fuel Injection).

Snipe
12-15-2012, 04:45 PM
Should have known...:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme Thanks

JDC
12-15-2012, 06:41 PM
Should have known...:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme Thanks:D
Sometimes the obvious is just too close to see it.

Let us know if you find something that works.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
12-15-2012, 06:55 PM
This is what the mfgs use

http://www.rinda.com/marine/marine.htm

Snipe
12-15-2012, 07:19 PM
There are two scanners I saw on line. I'm on my way out of the house at the moment. Maybe someone will chime in and find the thread I'm thinking of. One of them was a bit pricey (big bucks) the other was doable ( I believe around $30.00+ or so). At any rate my question was answered...Can't use the automotive scanner.
Thanks to all of you for your input.:wavey:

JDC
12-15-2012, 07:21 PM
This is what the mfgs use

http://www.rinda.com/marine/marine.htmYikes... pricey stuff there. Too bad a generic OBD scanner can't work for us.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
12-15-2012, 10:31 PM
I have heard of the gm tech 1 & tech 2 being able to communicate with some mefi but I don't know which ones, but they still go for $$$ used...

93Prostar190
12-16-2012, 09:58 AM
We bought the Code reader from Rinda for our MCX engine which is mefi5 ..... While it was a bit pricey, I cannot imagine not being able to pull my own codes.