Mr. Lee Taylor. Sometime back you sent me a link for a diagnostic scanner and I lost the info. Could you please tell me again, I think it was a can bus tool for about $350, it's for an 05 TDI that I'm having trouble with. Thank-you,dgetta
Can your actron put the engine into "Basic settings" to remove the computer-controlled timing advance? Didn't think so...BiobobVO said:i have a actron 9180 what is the injection pump timing number with this tool engine running at about 900
Best suggestion, none of the above. The best thing for ALL VW products is VCDS (Vag-Com Diagnostic System). All of those cheap alternatives are not worth the price. A generic OBDII scanner will only see some of the possible trouble codes - not all of the VW specific codes. If you can afford a new car , you can afford to get the best diagnostic tool (it will do "tricks" that even your dealers testers will not do).Keithuk said:Ok guys its my first post on here.
Any suggestions will be greatfully accepted.
Your profile says that you have a 2010 VW. Unless you are an expert with diesel control systems (specifically the new Bosch EDC17 controller) remapping your own ECU is downright dangerous. The EDC17employs encryption and other goodies that make it very easy to "brick" if you don't know exactly what you are doing. I doubt that these cheap (perhaps bootleg) software packages know anything about your engine. Proceed at your own risk. You would be much better off buying VCDS and leaving ECU tunes up to the experts.Keithuk said:What do you recon of these OBD2's that can remap the ECU for you?
I have a totally worthless ebahn manual. It does not run on Windows 7 and Bentley does not reply favorably with a reliable workaround. They speculate with user reported workarounds (like a $90 upgrade to windows) that might work. It's no the $90, it's the might part that irritates me.DetroitDiesel06 said:I have an '06 Jetta TDI and my current OBD2 (usable on all 3 of my '97 Audi A6) reads "ERROR" when scanned. I have an engine indication light light. Is there a newer style OBD2 I need for the '06 vintage or TDI vs. gas?
In my opinion the eBahn manual is mostly useless with any Windows version. It has some serious bugs with printing (and other things), plus the DRM is a real PITA sometimes. I strongly suggest the paper manual from Bentley. (I have both)adocars said:I have a totally worthless ebahn manual. It does not run on Windows 7 and Bentley does not reply favorably with a reliable workaround.
I don't mind laying out the money for the VCDS and dongle, but will it be useful without the Bentley manual?
Yes, indeed, $125 frisbee (CD)JSWTDI09 said:In my opinion the eBahn manual is mostly useless with any Windows version. It has some serious bugs with printing (and other things), plus the DRM is a real PITA sometimes. I strongly suggest the paper manual from Bentley. (I have both)
That said: VCDS is can still be useful even without the manual.
where can i find the measuring and block code numbers? please help! thanks. 2001 vw tdi.VW Derf said:Below are the links to VAG-COM FAQs and references. If you are aware of others that should be here, let me know.
If you have some technical references or FAQ's for other OBD Scanners, let me know and I'll start a "sticky" for that as well.
Here is the current "list":
[*] VAG-COM FAQ
[*] Common Diagnostic Procedures
* Ross-Tech TDI section
* 1998-2003 VW MkIV Golf/Jetta/New Beetle Information Page
[*] TDI Timing Checker (not for PDs)
[*] "Aftermarket Radio Problem"
[*] "Butt Dyno" Instructions
Which is why we buy the VAGCOM and learn to dink around with our own vehicles. It only takes a couple of dealer-workshop (?) errors to easily equal the cost of your own tools. They are notorious for this sort of thing.adocars said:Po183 problem now solved. Exactly what I said it was. The dealerships charged me $100 diagnostic, then backed that out of a $243 bill to change out the fuel temp sensor. Net was $143.
However, a little 2 pin plug was left dangling near the port. And my drivers seat heater went off-scale high. Tried to pull a plug and got the airbag one angry at me. Another $100 reset. Changed this to general topic thread. "Holy Smokes..."
I just bought the VAGCOM cable to try to fix my wifes 1.8T. I'm trying to find a list of groups. Can someone tell me how to do the statement above?There is plenty of boost information, it is called MAP (manifold absolute pressure) and measured in millibars.
You are used to seeing boost in psi, probably. You can find conversion data online. Remember to subtract atmospheric pressure.
If you print out the label files with a text reader, such as notepad, you can read through the groups and find what you need. It is best to log RPM, specified MAP and actual MAP, and N75 duty cycle.
Depends. If other cars use the same protocol of OBDII that VW and Audi use, then yes, you can pull generic OBD II data with VCDS:One thing I haven't figure out from Ross-Techs sight or threads here on the forum is if the VCDS system can be used on other manufactures.
I have personally done this on Honda, Volvo, Subaru, BMW and an older Jeep Cherokee.Generic OBD-II functionality is "Supported" only on VW, Audi, Seat, and Skoda cars. It will likely work on many other brands of cars. We'd be happy to receive feedback as to what other brands and models of cars it does and does not work on, however, we do not feel obligated to make it work on other manufacturer's cars.