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I need help with this one too.

 

We recenlty bought the launch, it's ok, but does not do it all. The problem is you need many scans tools to get the job done. We are independents and work on a variety of cars. We can specialize. We also have the snap-on, I pro, Master Tech, Ford scan tool, BDM and a few other I can't remember. And it's not enough!

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I need help with this one too.

 

We recenlty bought the launch, it's ok, but does not do it all. The problem is you need many scans tools to get the job done. We are independents and work on a variety of cars. We can specialize. We also have the snap-on, I pro, Master Tech, Ford scan tool, BDM and a few other I can't remember. And it's not enough!

 

WOW! You got al ot of scan tools! I have heard great things about the launch.

 

Have you seen this: http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/index.html

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What's the best Euro scan tool in your opinion? What are you currently using to diagnose VW, Wolvo, BMW, Mercedes, etc.?

 

 

As far as the BMW's I use the Peake Research tool, really nice, but only a code scanner you still have to use your head... On a side note waiting on my Verus w/ Euro to come in from Snap on 13 days and counting!!!!

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I saw the AUTOBOSS recently, otc tool similar to the Launch.

 

p_v30.jpg

 

Link: http://www.autoboss.net/en/pV30.asp

 

Features:

 

Live data graphic display

Full component activation

Read & change ECU coding

Setting of adaptation values

CANBUS function supported

Internet update function

HYUNDAI immobilizer

Testing report saving function

VOLKSWAGON immobilizer III

Coding of the new control modules

NISSAN idle speed self learning function

Multi-language for international market demand

Hand-held independent operation, supporting PC link

 

 

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I have heard the Autologic is the best but expensive. Might be worth looking at.

I do not have it but I have heard it was the best European scanner if you can't afford OEM.

 

http://www.autologic-diagnostics.com/diagnos/pages/homeproducts

 

I tried out the Bosch KTS340 and it is a nice tool as well. Cost $5200

I liked it better than the Launch but it is more expensive.

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I have heard the Autologic is the best but expensive. Might be worth looking at.

I do not have it but I have heard it was the best European scanner if you can't afford OEM.

 

http://www.autologic-diagnostics.com/diagnos/pages/homeproducts

 

I tried out the Bosch KTS340 and it is a nice tool as well. Cost $5200

I liked it better than the Launch but it is more expensive.

 

Autologic is the only European tool that actually does everything (no kidding, check youtubes below). Otherwise, Autoland Scientech if you got the cash, or Carman Scan if you're broke. The Carman is not going to be much better than the Launch though.

 

To see an Autologic on real vehicles, check out this youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ILoveAutologic

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Need some good info on which scanner is best for scanning and testing for Volvos. We have an auto enginenuity, Gennesis 2 different one, Interro, Vag and a Bosch for different modules. Having problems especially with Volvos. Please share and thank you.

 

Have you looked into the Vida program/interface?

 

VIDA_Subscription_89EN03.pdf

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there is no single scan tool that can handle everything. We use several tools to cover the european makes and have tried many. Google Ross tech for your vw audi. This thing is a steal, it does every function the VW Audi VAS 5052 will do and is supported with a great wiki that really cuts down code chasing. For BMW, the knock off TIS tool does great and is a go to tool here, the knock off pricing is low enough to not stress the investment. but most higher end scanners will cover you here as well. If you want to do mercedes, nothing ive used can really help completely, Mercedes cornered the market with there Star Tek info service and GFF, again the knock off will do well here. Porsche can sometimes work well with the Ross tech unit, but another company called durametric makes a nice solution as well. I also hear good things about car soft, so you may want to look into that.

 

Our solutions are as follow

 

VW/Audi Ross Tech VCDS

BMW BMW GT1

Mercedes Star 2010

Porsche Durametric ( we will upgrade once the demand is higher)

Everything else Snap On verus with all add ons

 

I looked into the autologic, and the pricing cant be justified, although it is nice. They wanted 10k for support on one make and 8k for each additional make, you get one year of programming updates and then have to pay a lot more for another year for support. I bought a Dyno instead :P

 

Honestly the verus was overkill for a tool, the value for me was 16 channels of data acquisition and the lab scope. It is terribly overpriced though, as it is a custom made panasonic toughbook with a processor that hasnt been used for home consumer markets in about 10 years. I was very disappointed with this and as soon as the warranty is over I will be opening it for a full hardware upgrade.

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