CODA GAS ANALYZER

Rick Educator Concord, California Posted   Latest  

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

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Albin Diagnostician
Leavenworth, Washington
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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 I have one and I love it , all except having to use an old outdated laptop.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 Educator
Concord, California
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Albin, what operating system are you using?

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Albin Diagnostician
Leavenworth, Washington
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I'm running an old Dell Latitude which uses Win XP pro

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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Do you still have the installation software?

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Albin Diagnostician
Leavenworth, Washington
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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 Educator
Concord, California
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I was trying remember if there were passwords.

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Matthew Owner/Technician
Beecher, Illinois
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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 Analyst
Denver, Colorado
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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 Educator
Concord, California
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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 Analyst
Denver, Colorado
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Is the cable usb or rs232?

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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RS232

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Randy Analyst
Denver, Colorado
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Then the answer to your question is no.

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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No there is no way to make it work is what you mean? Boat anchor time?

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Randy Analyst
Denver, Colorado
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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 Educator
Concord, California
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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 Educator
Raleigh, North Carolina
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coda​.​com​.​au/?page_id=38 Here’s where I’d start

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Albin Diagnostician
Leavenworth, Washington
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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

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Chris Educator
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 Educator
Concord, California
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Thanks Chris, I will send them and email with the information they request.

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Matthew Owner/Technician
Beecher, Illinois
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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 Analyst
Denver, Colorado
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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 Owner/Technician
Beecher, Illinois
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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 Educator
Concord, California
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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…

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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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

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Albin Diagnostician
Leavenworth, Washington
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Rick, what did the upgrade cost? 5 years ago, I got my Coda mini bench back up and running, although I'm still running it on the original software, and using an old Win7 laptop with a printer port.

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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Albin, Since my original laptop running my CODA crash I did not have the software to run it. The upgrade included the OBDII Interface and I want to say it was $700. It also need an unlock code from CODA. I figured it was worth it because it worked great, just needed an O2 Sensor and I was not going to buy a new analyzer. To my knowledge he no longer has anymore of the upgrades, he is supporting…

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Albin Diagnostician
Leavenworth, Washington
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Thanks Rick. A few years ago I talked to him about the upgrade, and I think it was a lot more than $700. Mine is working great, although I would like to get a NOX sensor, since it will now only do 4 gas, which will not allow it to calculate lambda.

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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Here is the NOx Sensor link smogchecksupplies​.​com/products/nox-s…. Here is the link for the O2 Sensor, if needed, smogchecksupplies​.​com/collections/se…. Calibration procedures for the CODA, factorypro​.​com/tech_dyno/Andr…

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Matt Diagnostician
Red Wing, Minnesota
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I just got my hands on a Coda/Andros mini bench. Looks like I'll be going through some similar issues getting it up and running.

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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Matt, Contact Robert Prudius, he is in Australia, and handles the CODA. …. I had to upgrade to the OBDII setup and it only runs on Windows 7, which I have on a Toughbook. He was a terrific help. I really like this unit, it works great but the support for it is almost gone!

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Matt Diagnostician
Red Wing, Minnesota
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I have the old software that is working as well as the Coda3, which I haven't tried but didn't like it all that much anyway. I have an old Dell OptiPlex PC with XP. So far so good. The bench is running but won't Zero. I suspect O2 sensor and probably NOx sensors are in order.

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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I had to replace the O2 Sensor to get mind to work. I have an email from Robert with instructions for calibration for this unit. I will find it. Mine is working great with the Toughbook and Windows 7.

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Matt Diagnostician
Red Wing, Minnesota
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I tried emailing that link and it came back as a failure. :(

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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add .com​.​au

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Rick Educator
Concord, California
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You might also find this helpful: Here is the NOx Sensor link smogchecksupplies​.​com/products/nox-s…. Here is the link for the O2 Sensor, if needed, smogchecksupplies​.​com/collections/se…. Calibration procedures for the CODA, factorypro​.​com/tech_dyno/Andr…

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Matthew Mobile Technician
Bartlett, Illinois
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Anyone on this thread know if there is anything I can do with an old Interro PDA 4-gas. Is there anyone that does retrofit work on these?

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Albin Diagnostician
Leavenworth, Washington
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What kind of bench did they use?

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