I have VAG-com software/cable and an old version of VW-tool and a notebook PC.
I am located near Omaha.
FYI: got a note from Uwe, that a new beta release of VAG-com is due about the end of the month. Here is his reply to a note on the e-groups list..
Rob Andrews wrote:
> to do this with Vag-Com...i can't seem to do the
> output diagnostic test mode...
Although this is obviously one of the "major" VAG-Tool functions, there
hasn't been much call for it, and it is not implemented yet.
I've looked at what's necessary to do it, and it appears pretty
straightforward. However, I don't think it will make it into the new Beta
Release scheduled for the end of this month. This Beta will have
Data/Measuring Blocks, Basic Settings, and Adaptation. These functions
(which everyone has been clamoring for) were the "hump" in developing the
VAG-COM software. Interpreting the raw data that the ECU sends into
something meaningful to present to the user was a real nightmare.
I think this is a conservative schedule, in other words, one I can easily
meet. I'm really hoping to have a Output Tests done in November, and a
non-Beta "1.0" release ready by the end of the year.
Plans for the 1.0 are that it will include data-logging (in a format you can
bring right into Excel so you can make your own graphs), but it probably
won't graph data in real-time or do the "00 Scan" / Auto Test.
Valois recommended to me the Vag-Com® in a recent phone conversation we had. I purchased it and when Uwe says overnight delivery, it is! Haven't played with it yet as I am waiting delivery of my laptop. As soon as I learn how it works I'll also be glad to help anyone that needs them. I'm in the Phoenix area.
97 Jetta, .72 5th gear, EGR-ectomy, 195x65x14 tires, Debadged, Limo tint,
Boost gauge, Pyrometer, Volt Gauge, Mud guards, Dash mat. And still learning!!!
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VeeDubTDI: Question: can you change engine parameters with the vag-com software?
What's that price on it?
I might consider getting the software for my laptop. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Uwe was selling them for $199.00 I believe, it's a great deal as a tremendous amount of support comes with the purchase, he might raise the price when the finished software comes out, he's devoted alot of time and effort to it.
I have the VW-Tool and the Vag-Com with cable and laptop, anyone in the Chicago area that needs to use them send me an email and I will be glad to give you directions to my house to check your car out.
(219) 845-6272 Home
(219) 614-6581 Cell
[ August 14, 2001: Message edited by: Drivbiwire ]
One in Nashua, NH I just returned from spending 6 Hrs with Uwe withn my A6 2.7T. I also happen to have 2 Yes count them 2 optically Isolated cables. NJ event TDI'rs one for sale. Comes with with the NEW software upgrade due out later this month. Uwe did loads of testing I watched. And the new features are going to be impressive. I'll have the setup(s) at the NJ fest.
I have a generic OBD II program and a cable to go with it. I also have the "VW Tool" software but no cable. (My "generic" cable contains an encryption chip and won't work with the other s/w....the bastards!)
One of these days, when my ship comes in, I'll order the s/w and cable from Uwe. In the meantime I'm not equipped to check timing. Sorry.
p.s. I know that Pugs has a cable because I've used it with my VW Tool s/w. If you need help in Northern Utah Pugs and I can team up.
We have,where I work, a VW1552, a Baum tools OBD2 computer operated unit and we just got a Autodiagnos unit that we are still figuring out. Autodiagnos unit is supposed to do it all. It better, it cost 4G's.