How come obdstar products are more popular and has frequent updates but xtool products are slow in updates and least popular?
Buy xtool x100 pad2 or obdstar tool?
Here are the answers:
PS: Quoted from ray-ray.
ray-ray answers the 1st question: Story is obdstar and xtool was a joint company for many years. They play a game chicken or the egg who came first? Obdstar start the company in 2007 and xtool in 2010. Once again who came first chicken or the egg? I’ve been working for free for 6 month now for Xtooltech.
ray-ray answers the 2nd question: If you look at old post Xtooltech had no sale in china or on eBay. I ask member here on the forum if anyone used ps80 or PS90 PRO little to no feedback. I ask my Chinese broker to look and buy a unit for me to test. They refuse to sell to any Chinese broker. That was perfect solution I want to come out with something new with a company that was will to bring in engineers to the USA. The company was part of Obdstar that did most of their sales in commodities. After the break up they focus on heavy duty diagnostics. I went to sema last year in Las Vegas, next to sema there was diagnostics show call apex. There I meet the company and there engineers, I made a deal that day. Xtooltech learn that day that there was too much competition in diagnostics, and very little in immobilizer. I have work on making the tool better, I have not stop.
My goal is to keep developing and improving their tool (there is no money Xtooltech is paying me). Ken the owner has tried to pay me for my work and I have refuse. My mission is to make it a great tool.. what is my reward to be remember.
Xtool ps80 or ps90 or Pad2?
Xtool ps80: not sold in China.
Xtool PS90: recently starts to authorize the Chinese dealer to sell.
Xtool Pad2: The authorized Chinese dealer has stock, it is working and cheaper. The users from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina very use Xtool Pad2 and give good feedback (Read posts: Xtool Pad2 feedback and Xtool PS90 Vs PS80 Vs AutoProPad /Lite)
I try to program a new blank engine ECM on a 2013 Nissan Armada. I purchased the software file from Nissan website and one Consult-3 Plus. I do not have Consult online synchronized with Assist. At first, I have no idea what folder to put this file in so Consult program will find.
I used ners and nissan file extracted to correct folders by itself. used unpack.exe. anyway here you go 6) For CONSULT III plus “Blank” ECU (ECM and non-IK TCM) Programming
Note 1: Before using this application, you will need to put the “programming” data file (*.dat) and the management csv file you received with the download, in the C:\ReproProgramming folder (see screen capture
above under item # 5). Without the programming data and the management csv file in this folder, the C-III plus application will not identify or display the applicable programming. The Auto diagnostic tool C-III plus software will check the part number of the ECU on the vehicle and display the reprogram to be installed.
NOTE 2: If this is the first time using C-III plus for reprogramming, you may need to make the C:\ReproProgramming folder. C-III plus does not automatically create the folder.
We wanted to see how well this new Autel ms908CV tool works, so we put it to the test against the best multi-brand diagnostic tool on the market. We go through everything on the Autel including total vehicle scan, fault codes, bi-directional commands, and more.
I am here today, we are hooked up to a 2017 Peterbilt with a car engine. I want to tell you how this works with the Autel scanner. So we first entered the commercial truck world system on the Intel maxi sis commercial vehicle. This is how good all the new automatic options are. So the way you work is that you will first enter here.
You basically go in and tell it how to read the VIN number and Try to figure out what you are trying to adjust my camera where we go. So we will be doing various things in real time here so one of the things. I don’t like this tool is that it took a little time so there it reads we are going to click The VIN number is ok and it will encode the VIN number. So you will notice it’s first thing it didn’t appear right. It’s called 1987 Detroit, this is the 2017 Pat car engine so we just need to click Yes, Then use the auto-scan button, which is a part that takes longer. I think it should really compare with us.
The kind next to Texas Artur makes you side-by-side comparison. This scan takes a little time, so What we want to do in the video is that we have to fast forward and come to the end here, we will add in the actual time. Point it needs to do a full vehicle scan, so it’s now scanning everything through, but anyway, good to go fast forward things are good now, because you can see it now it took a little time there but it really does it really Filling in something.
So the question is, what does it mean to fill this SAE standard?
Every truck in the world has such general information that you can read with any type of code or that is not important, the next two programs are What makes us still look at the diesel injection of the Pat card, so what we are trying to figure out is what level of functionality we have there so let us enter here and let us see what we are, even if we did the scan, I can It took a bit to find it, so let’s go to the ECU Info tab.
This information looks very good. It actually presents the correct VIN number part number and Pat car software version and all these things I want just a door fault code. The page let us see what the code is pulling up so we got four code it tells them to be alive Still inactive which is fine, here the freeze box button is not really lightened or anything then this search so there is no fix information here they do is they have a search button you can click, this will do what this will be on google It will search your code for Peter Bildt ttct zero or two, and try to give you something on Google.
The repair information is obviously lacking, but it is better than nothing, so let’s go one step further, this is We are there so we have to go back, now we have to try this SCR system, see what is different here, let us enter that guy, okay, I click on it again, okay, then it’s okay, so now it says EPA 10 or 13 this is An absolute EPA 13 so let’s go there let us see that we get an ECU information so once again more information about the emissions system it is taking it as a wrapper and my MX imaging and all the trouble code you should have us.
The exact same fault code again, what do we have to really do anything except we know that there is a code that escapes at the same time The real-time data here they actually have very good data all the things they have broken down into groups so if we get here and we click on the overview after treatment it will actually extract a list of all the codes that contain you after the treatment system is not Code I am sorry that the live sensor values are correct, you can draw them by reading them and do all sorts of things to do all sorts of things so if you want to read a bad one let me do this one here, So you want to put the chart ch art you can easily change it to do so pretty pretty gadget parameters read it again parameters are not too much you know the real problem is the feature active test we can do five commands so no Terrible, you know it’s not very good, we can do the biggest regenerative DPF we can do, let’s see if we can really get into it or even the truck is not running.
I don’t plan to do it here, so basically say that the conditions are met. We have to start the engine and do all the things we won’t do, so I will evade it. It looks like it is like it would do it. We don’t actually have Test to see if it works, but at least the command here, so let’s assume it has only five commands, so it’s not too scary we didn’t read the last tool. Oops, you will quit at the end of the day. We don’t read it. Not reading ABS. Instead of reading the cab controller.
I don’t know what other computers are, but we have to use the text of the tool neck to try, so here is a short pause, we will hang our text tools on the same truck, so stick to everyone Tyler used these two laptops. We just talked about the UH tail tool. If you are watching the UH tail video, we get the exact same engine charter on the same truck, and the VIN label 2016 it was in 2016 11 Made in the month, so it is actually 2017, I will navigate to the place we need to go to such a heavy American, this is a Peter Bilt sorry that I do this mouse left scorpion here Peter Bilt you can hit the VIN number to find If you want to pull up VIN just to see what it will do, but it basically only chooses to tell you what engine you have. We chose a car engine. We click on the system scan and then we hit the next one. It’s easier for us to capture the laptop and pull it to the back of the truck, because it’s easier for us to shoot because The tools are wireless, auto one is also a bit forgotten to mention in the previous video so our ones are our tail unit sitting there we will stop scanning so what is being done now it is very similar to that tail unit, but You will find it much faster.
It is basically the whole truck trying to figure out what the engine is. What model abs transmits the cab controller to the whole thing so you remember on the UH telling unit it really only picked up two computers Used for engines and some general sae stuff, these are worthless, but anything can do this. Let’s continue to look at this thing almost completely scanned here so you know Attell we have to be fast in the video Go ahead, yes, we work in the store here with various background noises I just have to finish it so just finished, no matter what it will take, it will take a few minutes to run one. You ask the full scan so I did a lot of trying to figure out where it is What is the year, so the first thing is to let us check the diesel injection method, this tool is good Yes, you can hit the DTC and detect it telling it I don’t know what they are, but it tells it to have the code, so we can click on it and then we can press this button here and enter the system just fine so now we actually To connect to that particular engine ECU let us see how good it is or how it compares to Attell, because yes, if no one has used the tool, you know it is actually not that bad, or he gave us Code, you can see all the data, we can run four or five commands that look like some very common commands, but we are missing something, so let’s find out so first all the parameters are very similar to the eyes telling me.
There are 82 of this particular ECU I can get into here and double click on any of these and the graphics they are like the fault screen of that unit, you can see that we implement the code you are extracting now than we use Attell and text as a couple of advantages More, so let’s take a small thing like a frozen frame, for example, on the Pat car code. What you do is get a little freeze-frame button here, this will tell you what these sensors are showing you when these code settings, so that when you try to solve intermittent problems or work abnormally, this information may be very good The great gadget text has some built-in fix information, so I can click on the help button and you will see that it will actually give you a very good page, fix the code on different things so not only So, but if I double click the code of Heavy Duty Scanner.
I got p0 one or two we have built our own repair software, you can get all the kits for free, tell you how to solve it so I have to choose I have chosen PACCAR I will choose 2013 emissions and the code is p0 pair One we just double click on it. You can read all the information you want to know about the code. Maybe you need to solve a lot of good information. You can tell everything you need to know about that piece of code. Let’s go back to the ECU information that the same employee saw on Attell so now let’s talk about activation and setup so that this screen has only one Delete Aires setting.
We have a few things you don’t see another ejector codeine This EGR D rate disables importance when I package her engine Indy rate or limp mode you have to solve the problem, then run the command to get rid of the limp mode turbocharger actuator replacement, there are more commands we will also Tell you that this package actually has two ECMs in one second. I want to show you something else, so they didn’t pull the table. So the first cab controller in your cab also has a computer in these newer Peterbilts and in turn controls everything that happens there, you know most people obviously know but the Attell machine just didn’t pick it up without reading the code I don’t know how to handle it, so we’ll tell you what we can do with the text tool, so we’ll give it a bit of connectivity here. We’re basically doing something at this point. Some package car engines are completely bidirectional. You can have a lot of commands to run it usually from 2013 to 16 ish. Usually they have it today. There are some small things to say that there is a new variant of the hand visible, just click the confirmation button to blow it but now we get our Code, so you will see that they all have a lot of inactive code yellow. These are invalid codes used with the cab guitar, so the cab controller reads your engine drive and puts everything in it, but We can figure out what these are, again, this does have some
I am sorry there is a freeze frame data there, so we can upgrade it, but more importantly we can double click on the code where the DTC 90 109 dtc 2 8 409 take time is good again, we have any repair information we have in I have it in the dtc solution, so I will go back to our software, I choose the body controller, just give it a second here. We are a bit using the beta version of this new program we just got so so you can pass here again List, see if you try to find what you are looking for, or you can obviously enter the small search button here, but let’s go to the 8:09 power output and let us know what the code is and why it is set and provide the tool again. Never expire and then the only command you can do is to clear the code, so we will quit there, if we want, we can also go here to the ABS system and connect to that without too much exciting to you Show
I just want to quit, because there is still a computer that can connect to you, how do you know how to reach it so diesel fuel injection has one for the STR system, so we just fell in love with this PCI system, this SCR system is another And there are more commands there, so I have to confirm that we are going to log in to this one, so this one takes a second. It tries different bus buses. You can think that your computer is a big network and you are at high speed. There are different lanes on the road, so the bus one lane one can be the bus two lanes can be the bus three lanes three campus general general engine can bus two general? All other BS cab controller HVAC transmission, but now in Campus III is the new one they added and some original equipment manufacturers have moved traffic from the engine to the canvas three, so exiting a bit must be done by looking at all the buses and figuring out the location of the traf fic.
Here, we see again that these are the same code you saw before the 67 parameters. It is important to activate so you are doing more testing here. You need to be able to run all the AdBlue commands on the truck when you are out. Seeing some other important fuel metering modules is obviously an important fuel doze test important level command. You can click on the small question mark on any of these buttons, they will tell you what happened to these commands, I don’t know if I don’t remember seeing Everything in the hotel tool I can click to set, and here are some other things, such as no DPF filter can do a strong regens you research this ash load and more of these commands so in a nutshell you compare the two you know If you don’t know this better this autel tool actually you know it can hook up to read the code to do some basic stuff but when you jump up the price and go to another tool you obviously can see there one at this time Functional levels at www.obd2tool.com vary widely.
JLR-IMMO is a dedicated IMMO device for Jaguar and LandRover, launched by Shenzhen Lonsdor technology company. It’s designed to program car keys and applicable to above 95% of Jaguar and LandRover models currently (VPW protocols of Jaguar’s old model is unsupported). Auto Key Programmer JLR-IMMO supports OBD program mode, and more than 50 software versions for KVM as well. A majority of KVM case is dismantle-free and can be programmed with this device.
Lonsdor JLR Key Programmer Supported vehicle list:
(1) LandRover 2008-: Immobilizer and smart key
(2) LandRover Discovery3: Immobilizer
(3) LandRover Freelander: Immobilizer and smart key
(4) LandRover Freelander2: Immobilizer and smart key
(5)LandRover Discovery4: smart key
(6) LandRover Evoque: smart key
(7) LandRover Defender: remote
(8) LandRover new models KVM case’s software version: FK72
(9) LandRover new models KVM case’s software version: HPLA
(10) Jaguar XF: smart key
(11) Jaguar SJ: smart key
(12) Jaguar F-TYPE: smart key
(13) Jaguar X-TYPE: Immobilizer
(14) Jaguar Sovereign: Immobilizer
(15) Jaguar XJ6: Immobilizer
(16) Jaguar XJ8: Immobilizer
(17) Jaguar XJR: Immobilizer
(18) Jaguar XK: remote
(19) Jaguar XKR: remote
(20) Jaguar new models KVM case’s software version: FK72
(21) Jaguar new models KVM case’s software version: HPLA
I am looking to buy a good diagnostic tool for bmw, my question is:
which is the best, bmw icom or ICOM Next and why please? also important question is, if i buy icom next is needed to buy icom P for programming newer cars? as i see if buy bmw icom, should to buy also icom p, but i don’t know for icom next.
Improved Functionality and Performance:
1. Gbit workshop LAN,backwards compatible
2. Preparation for Gbit LAN on vehicle OBD(cars do not yet supportthis and interface not yet defined,ICOM Next hardware adaptation will be necessary for future Gbit car interface,will cause adaptation costs)
3. Faster start-up times and high throughput
4. Through high-performance,low-power ARM SoCBMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C QC MARK
5. Improved handling
6. More flexible OBD cable
7. Lighted button for logs etc
BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C Diadnostic Head Overview?
Functionally compatible to ICOM A2
Mechanical design similar ICOM A2
Backwards compatible to car adapters (ICOM B, C) and motorcycle adapters (ICOM D, E)
BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C Specifications:
Zeroization of data on tamper detection
Secure supply chain assurance
Key storage using physically un-clonable function
CRI Pass-Through DPA Patent Portfolio
Advanced cryptographic Services
If you use BMW ICOM Next V2018.09 , it is better if you have computer as below:
1pc x BMW ICOM A2 Interface
1pc x BMW ICOM B Most
1pc x BMW 20pin Cable
1pc x USB Cable
1pc x OBD2 Cable
1pc x LAN Cable
1pc x NEW EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC
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Mileage Correction on Audi A7 2011+ all OBD Even a ￡5k SMOK tool wants you to prepare dunp first This is one of the only tool that does Audis 11-17 all OBD, MAGIC
Here is a brief introduction of special functions in the main menu and that under a model of ICarScan Launch.
1. Special function in the main menu
If users choose special functions in the main menu and select one, then users can perform this function for all models developed in the list.
For example, users go to Special Functions in the main menu for oil reset, they can reset oil for all cars listed there like BMW, Toyota, Honda and cannot go to diagnosis or others.
2.Special functions under a model
That is a special function like oil reset after users go to BMW Diagnostic Software.
For example, users go to BMW software, there must be lots of functions incl. Special Functions. Then, they can select oil reset for the BMW model.
1.Why does MDI Explorer display UPDATE MDI S/W?
The MDI software needs to be updated. This condition typically occurs when new MDI software is installed on the PC.
Connect to MDI with USB.
* Select ‘Update MDI’
* Start Update’ to perform a software update
2.Why does the MDI Manager not detect an MDI interface but the Properties tab indicates that the interface is properly configured?
In order for an MDI’s interface (wired Ethernet or wireless) to be detected by the MDI Manager, the PC must also be configured for communications on the same network.
* For wireless communications, verify that the PC can communicate with the Access Point or Router being used by the MDI.
* For wired Ethernet, verify that the PC can communicate with other devices on the network
3.Why does the MDI Explorer display UPDATE PC S/W?
This condition occurs if someone else has updated an OBD-II scan tool MDI from a different PC. The MDI contains newer software than the PC. The PC software needs to be updated
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Caterpillar ET Software 2017A Functions :
This diagnostic app allows you to:
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View the status of a group of parameters (temperatures, pressures, etc.) simultaneously.
Record and log performance data.
Graph a group of status parameters.
View the current configuration of an ECM.
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Hello everyone,Tyler with decent laptops we are hooked up to a school bus. This is a 2002 with the condoms.
It’s actually got a check engine light on and we’re hooked up with our on tell the Autel MaxiSYS MS908CV again. We’re gonna compare it and we also have an allison transmission here, so we’re gonna go compare it to the texta tool so i’m sitting back here slow them away from the engine noise to make a little bit a little bit quieter for the introduce.
So we’re gonna scan this one did not take too long it only took a couple minutes way shorter than the others and it came up and basically said hey. I got some different things going on here so again these essays standard these ones don’t worry about those even buy a Bluetooth reader to read that generic code stuff we don’t care about that but we do won’t care about how good this MS908CV is.
When it comes to Diagnostics, so let’s go into the actual Cummins option here and take a look at it all right. so we’ll give it a second to go here, And we’re gonna again kind of compare to Texas that’s kind of our de facto standard
when it comes to Heavy Duty Truck diagnostic Scanner it’s the best one, We ran across if we come across a better one obviously going we’re happy to tell you about it ECU information again generic information serial numbers product ID torque great all pretty much easy stuff to do and trouble codes so uncommon ‘s at least on the pre-2007 an older one the Attell tool does a much better job.
It’s gonna give us the PID in the FM i and it’s gonna give us the actual diagnostic code which is zero one two three. I can hit the button and it’s got some built in repair information for that code so Cummins is the only one we found that has built in repair information everything else kind of just goes on the internet to try to find it.
So we’ll hit exit here and then we’ll go back one more menu as well and we will go look at live data and all parameters. I’m glad you know I kind of like they don’t have a bunch of groups. You’re like on the other ones I get. Why they do it there’s just so many of them that tassel and go to scroll through hundreds of them as a pain in the button. so it’s obviously reading reading everything just fine so that’s that’s good to see. we’ll go back and back one more menu and let’s go to active tests so in this particular engine we only have two tests. the fuel pump lift override pump lift sorry fuel lift pump override and the cylinder cut out tests.
If I go to special functions we really only have the maintenance monitor that’s all we got so no it doesn’t support it so not too much. we can do for functionality wise. let’s go check out the transmission real quick since we’re already in here transmission okay. let’s go into this thing and give it a shot you better get it okay.
They’re guys just a little wagon. It’s like a second or third time that’s happened to me. Let’s get in here and as you can see another little weird thing here. It’s called at Freightliner orcas Argosy no it’s not. It’s a Freightliner Bluebird bus is what this one is and again we can read ECU information look at live data I would not expect it to have any repair information in here.
I was kind of hoping they had a code so we could see if it was reading the right code the P codes is what you want to read on an Allison Transmission. Some tools will read the SP on FM I and those don’t really convert easily to decodes and then there there was a slug of tests available as well which is good to see. So even on an older Allison transmission from 2002 which must be like a gen 3 we can do some stuff which is cool.
So anyhow there is the auto tell Maxis CV from www.obd2tool.com with an older Cummins now reason the J 1708 stuff and an Allison pre fourth yeah so, It’s at least a third generation maybe even seconds makes it W Tech to even but anyhow there you go we’ll compare it now to the text tool. Alright everyone we’re hooked up with our Texan around little low on battery here. So I’m gonna go fairly quick but we did a global scan we can see ABS transmission engine and the great and we’re going to go right into the engine. We’re gonna go into the J 1708 side of it the reason there’s two is because on these early 2000s they used a 1939 and J 1708 in a lot of circumstances alright, so you’ll see that quite a bit so first of all there’s our code we can click it one two three PID 102 fmi four and there’s no repair information in tech stuff however the diesel laptops situation we can easily come in here we can find Cummins we can find our ISP 2002 and older and we have all the codes in here right so codes codes codes and more codes.
I’m going to go down to code 123 which is where we work we have pictures of it alright and we have you know the full-blown give any repair information on it as well. We do have knowledge base that also goes in-depth to give you full blown repair information as well comes free for the life of the tool status see.
What’s position some switches parameters tab had a bunch over there you see you info tab. This is where you’ll see VIN number the the make of the engine, So I knew where to go manufacturing date that’s how we figured that out activations you can see we have a ton more than compared to the hotel tool alright, there’s a whole stack of them there I go over to settings and we have a whole bunch more we can change parameter settings shutdown timers adjustments just a just a pretty pretty big array of parameters that we can get so obviously. we can do a lot more with the text compared to the autel tool again if you did if you didn’t that’s all you had you could probably get by fixing this truck it had the code, it had the repair information. But we just go much deeper with e with the text tool same thing when you go into the Allison software and the ABS system and again I would spend some more time on this one but we’re literally down to hardly any battery left so anyhow thank you for watching that gives you comparison on the Attell versus the Texas on a pre 2007 Cummins engine