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post #8 of (permalink) Old 16th December 2008
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I was pulling your leg Tolsen.

Cheap scanners can and do invent faults,or at least interpret faults in the wrong way.My father in law bought a cheap scanner from eBay and it said that I had a traction control fault on my car and that the auto box was faulty.My car is manual and doesn't have traction control.

I am currently testing out a cheap code reader I've purchased,and so far things are going well,although it's nothing compared to the Snap-on unit we have at work.The cheap one being about 1/90th of the price of the Snap-on one may sweeten the deal though..Even our one at work is gradually becoming dated though,and at the moment we can't justify the £1000+ to update the software for it,but we do have a very good local chap with a Launch X-431 (which is the dogs do-das) that helps us out if we can't connect to a car.

One thing to keep in mind though is that you can spend millions on scanners,it's the nut using it that can make the difference between a successfull diagnosis and an incorrect one.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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