Fault code readers

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  1. Ruishy1

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    Im looking for a fault code reader that can wipe codes for ecu, abs etc.

    I cant throw a couple of grand at something top of the line, just need soemthing basic that can be used on different cars.

    what do you guys suggest ?

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    I would suggest looking at something like the snap-on modis or launch (can't remember the model number). Both have come down in price in the second hand market. The launch was a cheaper machine when new.

    Is this for business use, or just home/hobby use?

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    just hobby use, doing up the odd car to sell
     
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    Perhaps you'd be better off with a cheaper EOBD reader instead? It will only do engine diagnostics but would save a lot of money on the kit.

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    id like something slightly more upmarket than those cheap readers, but only got about 500 to spend
     
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    Launch X431 might be your best bet. Have a search on eBay. You probably won't get any snap-on stuff in that budget.

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    Ive got a Snap on MT2500 with 2 cases of adapters and cartridges. Its ok for occasional use but TBH the newer launch ones are much much better. Also you get to realise that a lot won't touch land rovers and certain other makes. Or they may tell you its an abs sensor but not which wheel...i.e fuck all use really.
    I'm just about to get a new one as me and my mate get asked to do a lot so its justified ...almost. But I'd say unless you want to spent £1500 I would just go for a £100 jobby. But thats just my personal experience.
     

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