CODA GAS ANALYZER

Rick from Concord Educator Posted   Latest  
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Emissions

Does any know if the CODA Gas Analyzer has been upgraded to work with Windows 10?

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Albin from Leavenworth

 

Diagnostician
 

No, it still uses the same operating system as it always did. You need an old laptop with a printer port. I have one and I love it , all except having to use an old outdated laptop.

I did some checking with CODA in Australia, they do have some newer software, but it is pricy, and it will not work with win 10.

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

Albin, what operating system are you using?

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Albin from Leavenworth

 

Diagnostician
 

I'm running an old Dell Latitude which uses Win XP pro

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

Do you still have the installation software?

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Albin from Leavenworth

 

Diagnostician
 

Yes Rick, I still have the disk, although, to get the bench to run, you need the passwords for your bench.

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

I was trying remember if there were passwords.

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Matthew from Beecher

 

Owner/Technician
 

I don't have experience with this specific software, but I have gotten some pretty old software running on Windows 7 and 10 machines. Windows can run the program in a comparability mode, may be worth a try. 

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Randy from Denver

 

Analyst
 

I have an older version that runs on xp but my newer version runs on 7. I haven’t tried it on 10. I thought Robert in AU retired and just does some support via email so I am not aware of a newer version than mine. call me at work, Rick, I’ll check to see if we have same versions.

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

Randy,

The laptop we had at the college died long ago, so I have no software. Only the full, hose, cable, and analyzer.

So basically i am starting from scratch!

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Randy from Denver

 

Analyst
 

Is the cable usb or rs232?

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

RS232

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Randy from Denver

 

Analyst
 

Then the answer to your question is no. 

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

No there is no way to make it work is what you mean? Boat anchor time?

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Randy from Denver

 

Analyst
 

To the best of my knowledge, You need older software and xp or older for that bench. I have both of those and if you were close by we could try it. However, I don’t see anyway of running that bench on Win10. 

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

Thanks Randy! I wish I were closer to you, I would love to hang out with you on the job!

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Chris from Raleigh

 

Educator
 

coda​.​com​.​au/?page_id=38

Here’s where I’d start

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Albin from Leavenworth

 

Diagnostician
 

About two years ago, I put my CODA gas analyzer back to work. I went through the communication with Robert in Australia which didn't get me any help. Since I had purchased the analyzer from Bob Halfman, I contacted him, and he got me up and running. I still have the original software CD, Bob was able to supply the much needed password and information to make the bench work. Robert in AU couldn't do that.

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Chris from Raleigh

 

Educator
 

Good point Albin. We sold a lot of them in CO earlier in this decade and sourced them directly from Robert. Too bad someone else doesn't pickup on the difference between the CODA and others and provide us with a supported product. 

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

Thanks Chris, I will send them and email with the information they request.

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Matthew from Beecher

 

Owner/Technician
 

If you are looking to upgrade I would highly recommend the latest EMS unit

Here is a case study of it being used. 

Hope all is well :-)

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Randy from Denver

 

Analyst
 

Matthew, I would take exception to the EMS being an upgrade over CODA. 😀

I noticed your post repair measurements has lambda 1.4% too lean. Is there a reason for that? Also, it appears you have the AFR set for E0 gas (actually seems to be set to 14.7 instead of 14.64 to 1) as apposed to typical E10 pump gas, is that what you see in your area?

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Matthew from Beecher

 

Owner/Technician
 

OK, admittedly the young guy here may have never used the CODA... or knew they made gas analyzers before today 😉 I do have a CODA fuel volume tester if that is any consolation! 

I will be with the guy who makes the gas analyzer next week at a shop, some training is in order. Thanks for the feedback!

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

I am one giant step closer to getting my CODA Gas Analyzer up and running. Since Saturday I have been in communications with Rob Prudius in Australia. Since I started this discussion, a good friend and former student gave me a Panasonic CF-18 Toughbook with Windows 7. Rob hooked me up with a link to the CODA software that allowed me to test the Toughbook to see if the CODA unit would work on it. Bingo, it did. The new software/hardware upgrade includes an OBDII interface at the DLC. PIDS are used by CODA to help determine engine efficiency.

The unit has not been used in a long time, but it is like new. Last time I used it the O2 appeared to be dead. That is easily fixed, the NOX cell might also be dead depending on the battery. The new software allows for 4 and 5 gas analysis. The only thing left to do is to purchase the upgrade. After Rob answers one more question for me I think I will be purchasing the upgrade kit, which he has three left. I remember this being a terrific unit. It runs an ANDROS 6600 bench which is CARB approved. Thanks to all of you who replied to my question. Hopefully, I will be uploading some captures from the unit someday down the road.

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Rick from Concord

 

Educator
 

Well, I purchased the upgrade kit from Rob in Australia. The unit is up and running, except the new OBDII interface. Rob has been fabulous and is working on the work around to get the Toughbook to recognize the OBDII interface. The bench passes all the calibration tests, except the O2. A new one is on order. I always enjoyed using this unit. Looking forward to linking OBDII to the Gas Bench to see how good the update works.

CODA is pretty much history, the engineers are all gone, Rob is retired and continues to provide support for them. Thanks Randy and Chris for the connections. I hope to post some data from it once it is all operational.

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