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I was wondering if there is a pc based diagnostic software or program that uses an obd2 cable with USB connections. I just bought on for my Volkswagen.

I've looked the hawkeye and blackbox solutions. I'm not overly impressed with them. I really don't want to deal with some bloc in England if it's not working right.

And what the hell happened to the forum?

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What's wrong with dealing with the blokes from UK and Europe?:confused:
Hours of operation, rediculous return shipping charges, customs paperwork, variable exchange rates, exchange rate fees...
 

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EXACTLY!

and i lived over there for two years, so i can only imagine how backward the design of their program and equipment is.
 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUTOBOSS-V3...0548420166&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr

i used these at the shop i used to work for. the business went under.:?

it could do: ABS, SRS, Transmission, Engine

i'd like something like that just with a cable and works on my laptop.

i have an obdII cable for a VW, not sure if it'll work on the land rover to access the other stuff or now. There is also a free VW program i can use to do crap to my VW. I wish there was something like this for my Rover
 

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Good luck finding a DIY diagnostic tool for your P38 if your primary selection criteria is that the post-sales support is US-based.

Shame really, as the FaultMate is probably the best diagnostic tool available for the P38.

They have a support forum that operates 24h/day with most responses by their staff during their working hours. They are based in Cyprus, although all the folks I have dealt with there are Poms.

Cheers, Paul.
 

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Let's think about it, you criticize Europe but let's face it :

-you enjoy European Imports (land rover, mb and vw)

-no US company had the guts to develop a pc based land rover solution


The program and equipment can be over the top but you'll be limited by car capabilities.

Since i use a official Testbook for personal use mainly and worked with Faulmate too, i think i may have a word on this.

The Faultmate extreme is way faster than Testbook, it allows to work directly either with a pc or with a small lcd display.

It allows bespoke changes of configuration and let you choose factory options.


Looks like there's a business opportunity for somebody in the US to retail those.
 

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I was wondering if there is a pc based diagnostic software or program that uses an obd2 cable with USB connections. I just bought on for my Volkswagen.

I've looked the hawkeye and blackbox solutions. I'm not overly impressed with them. I really don't want to deal with some bloc in England if it's not working right.

And what the hell happened to the forum?

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Oh dear!! can't reason... can't spell! The word is "bloke" not "bloc"!
Thank goodness your isolationist mentality is not shared by the rest of our US cousins on this forum!
BTW the Faultmate is not simply a scanner... suggest you read up on the differences and then do some research...
 

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True that Storey may have a pc based solution for the P38 and US based!
 

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you guys are a touchy bunch. get your panties in a wad because i want something available in the USA. oh dear. lets all cry.

oh no, i spelled bloke wrong too. oh dear.

I know what the fault mate is, i have ready about it, but i'm not going to put coin out for something i may not be able to get serviced unless i send it back to where ever the hell they are.

I'd rather deal with someone in the USA.

I like my European cars, minus volvo, saab, and bmw
 

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Think you need another reality check. I have yet to have occasion to send my MSV back to Cyprus for anything.
If no one in the USA makes the same thing for a RR product, which they dont, then either deal with European companies or give it a rest.
RSW's solution for the P38 has yet to materialize for our rigs, so no go there.
If you aren;t happy with the truth, then you can always go and make one yourself to solve the problem. These are European rigs believe it or not, and are not a MB, so you get what you get in my experiences.
Even if BBS had a dealer in the USA, service would still need to be performed in Cyprus. They just arent a large enough company to be able to outsource service to all over the world.
Martin
 

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Geez guys lighten up, smoke a bowl and go for a walk. THe guy asked a simple question and is being honest. THere's no need for the pig pile.

Quite frankly I totally agree with him. I would love for their to be an option that is US based or a dealer in the US for products. At this point there are several units out there that can handle the basics of engine codes and reset. RSW has a very capable free option for the EAS. WIth engine and EAS covered there is rarely a need to put your self through questionable customer service, shipping issues or stay up all night to deal with someone elses business hours.
 
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