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Diagnostics/scanning tools - what/how/which

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  • I would think you would need a proper diagnosis clear those codes open them modules.but you could put roughly were you are in country and someone with vcds might help could ask as well on autostadt on Facebook




  • Whocare wrote: »
    I would think you would need a proper diagnosis clear those codes open them modules.but you could put roughly were you are in country and someone with vcds might help could ask as well on autostadt on Facebook

    Reply as above most of them obd app only read engine faults in order to read and check the fault codes you have u need a actual deadicated diagnostic machine that will read the different systems on the car. Like the abs the transmission and the Tpms system.




  • Bmw123d wrote: »
    Reply as above most of them obd app only read engine faults in order to read and check the fault codes you have u need a actual deadicated diagnostic machine that will read the different systems on the car. Like the abs the transmission and the Tpms system.

    Far as I know the likes of OBDEleven does the different systems,




  • To follow up on this, I left the car overnight and then took a short drive. At first the warning lights came on, but after stopping at the shop for 5 or so mins everything has reset itself ?!?




  • colm_mcm wrote: »
    Far as I know the likes of OBDEleven does the different systems,

    Yes I know trust me I know. I’m a bmw mechanic. You need a dedicated diagnostic machine forgot these obd apps not worth a ****.
    If your having trouble and your stuck il give ya a dig out it’s a long weekend and if you need help just ask il offer my services


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  • Bmw123d wrote: »
    If your having trouble and your stuck il give ya a dig out it’s a long weekend and if you need help just ask il offer my services

    Nice one - thanks for input and offer (unfortunately I’m ~17,000km away :D )




  • +1 for OBD11
    Brilliant piece of kit.




  • vectra wrote: »
    +1 for OBD11
    Brilliant piece of kit.

    Used Torque for a long time and now use OBD11.
    Lots of nice features and has saved me a good chunk of change already




  • @OP you should check out Carista. It's mainly aimed at VAG cars and scans general faults as well as more specific ones.




  • xFROSTY Gx wrote: »
    @OP you should check out Carista. It's mainly aimed at VAG cars and scans general faults as well as more specific ones.


    I had Carista.
    Not a patch on OBD11


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  • I bought a vgate vs600 on ebay about 4 years about €30 delivered and i have to say its been worth its weight in gold! Its a handheld type always have it in boot of car!

    It does general read and erase also pending faults, can read manufacturers specific codes, has live data aswell.

    Ive used it on a multitude of cars petrol and diesel 2002 bmw 3 series up to a 2016 renault kadjar diesel has never failed to pull a code also a description of fault.

    Live data has helped diagnose bad 02 sensors and maf's etc.

    If i was to buy a new one id get something like foxwell nt650 purely for dpf, srs airbag,injector coding, abs faults but it would be overkill really for the little id do.




  • vectra wrote: »
    I had Carista.
    Not a patch on OBD11

    VCDS for vag cars, unbeatable.




  • Can someone recommend a scan tool that is within a relatively cheap budget, sub €500 that could release electric parking brake for rear brake changes. I currently own a Japanese car but may switch to a German or English in a few years so I'd like if it worked with a wide range of makes and models, or am I asking to much?




  • Wetbench4 wrote: »
    Ive used Torque for years, its great for the live data but doesn't always read all the fault codes in my experience. It picks up some of them.

    I got the carly adapter and this seems to be much better at reading and clearing faults, but its quite expensive, €60 euro a year subscription, and about €60 for the adapter.

    https://app.mycarly.com/en/result/?c=IE&b=vag&n=Skoda

    I'd give up the netflix subscription to fund it, looks like it does more than enough for a diy'er but seems to cater much more for the German brands exclusively




  • I was looking for a scanner or software to reset airbags on old 2002 mondeos and transits so any help appreciated




  • kincaid wrote: »
    I was looking for a scanner or software to reset airbags on old 2002 mondeos and transits so any help appreciated

    Google Forscan. You can download it for free. All you need is an ELM cable




  • Google Forscan. You can download it for free. All you need is an ELM cable

    This ^^
    But you might have to register to get forscan enabled, ( which is free to reg and gives a month or two free )




  • What's the best diagnostics app and bluetooth adapter to use??




  • If you add car details like model etc that will help.




  • You know those aldi OBD2 Scanners are pretty good for the price. Not blu tooth but can scan faults and wipe them. You just need to Google the fault code after. Was 30 euro


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  • you can get the DS150e for about €30 on Aliexpress and use Delphi diag software 2017 R3 is the latest version




  • Anyone any experience of Ancel scanners? Am looking at the X6 which appears to have a very impressive specification indeed




  • I bought a vgate vs600 on ebay about 4 years about €30 delivered and i have to say its been worth its weight in gold! Its a handheld type always have it in boot of car!

    It does general read and erase also pending faults, can read manufacturers specific codes, has live data aswell.

    Ive used it on a multitude of cars petrol and diesel 2002 bmw 3 series up to a 2016 renault kadjar diesel has never failed to pull a code also a description of fault.

    Live data has helped diagnose bad 02 sensors and maf's etc.

    If i was to buy a new one id get something like foxwell nt650 purely for dpf, srs airbag,injector coding, abs faults but it would be overkill really for the little id do.

    I was looking at the foxwell nt650. The other day, seems to promise a lot for the price, but I read some reviews saying that it didn't work and was just a basic code reader in fancy clothes? I'd pick it up if it could do what it says, mainly I'd get the use out of it with releasing rear calipers for brake changes on the rear of EPB vehicles. I also read that you need to download software for it, is this all free and you just pay for the tool and no added costs? Definitely something I'd like to have if it checks out.





  • There is a new and cool update available for the delphi.

    Everything works in this new version.

    Dual board vci's do not work well (The cheap ones you bought!)

    Good quality SINGLE board vci is required like in the picture.

    €60-€100 FROM CHINA !!!

    Even they are not perfect but changing 4 cheap resistors for 2 proper CAN filters will make a big difference!



    👍️





  • Cant fault it. it can do everything, as long as you have a VAG car.

    Can do everything from priming the fuel pump to checking faults etc..And much more if you are handy at the coding.





  • Any recommendations for Mercedes (S213 2017).


    Nothing wrong but handy to have.


    Have used torque in the past with a cheap Bluetooth dingle.





  • I would advise to buy the VCDS HEX-V2 Enthusiast (3 VIN)

    https://store.ross-tech.com/shop/vchv2_ent/

    https://vcdsdiagnostics.co.uk/product/vcds-hex-v2-enthusiast-usb-interface-three3-different-carsvin-numbers/

    (Note that you need a laptop)

    ODB11 is nice but I would feel like a cash cow paying for all the coding options...





  • OBD11 definitely has its faults but you only pay for coding in one click apps, a feature rosstech doesn't even offer to be fair. You can still do the coding manually as you would with vcds, the apps just make it one click rather than flipping bits in long coding.



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