Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Launch X431 V 8, X431 Pro Mini, X-431 PROS Mini, which to choose

Today, we received an email from a customer, he listed the following questions:

“Hello, I want to buy a launch product, but I don know what to choose, Launch X431 V 8 inch, Launch X431 PRO MINI, X-431 PROS MINI, all this 3 models have that special function?
1) Oil Reset Service
2) Steering Angle Calibration
3) Electronic Parking Brake Reset
4) Battery Register / Battery Maintenance
5) ABS Bleeding
6) Electronic Throttle Position Reset / Learn
7) Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration
8) Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset
9) Gear Learning
10) Immobilizer Matching(key programming)
11) Fuel Injector Coding
12)ECU Coding
What is the difference between this 3 scanners?
FOR ME IS IMPORTANT THIS 3 FUNCTION:
Immobilizer Matching(key programming)
Fuel Injector Coding
ECU Coding
THANK YOU.”

The answer from our customer service:

“Hello Sergiu Rosu, thanks for your support on our website.

All LAUNCH X431 V 8, LAUNCH X431 Pro Mini, X-431 PROS MINI can support the 3 important function you list.

X431 Pro mini and X431 Pros mini is the same, X431S Pro Mini is oversea version

X431 V 8 inch and X431 Pro Mini their function almost the same, only firmware is different.

If your budget is enough can choose X431 V 8 inch ??

Best regards
Elyza”


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Piwis 3 Compare With Piwis Tester 2

As the Piwis 3 for Porsche diagnostic & programming released, most client inquiry for the Piwis 3 to replace Piwis tester ii for Porsche new models. Some client asks what’s the difference between Piwis Tester II & Piwis 3. whether the Piwis II work with the Piwis 3 software? Below obd2tool.com share one client opinion for this.
Purchase Piwis 2 or Piwis 3?

piwis 2 & piwis 3 comparison

Piwis-3-Compare-With-Piwis-Tester-2

It may be an interesting subject, I’m sure there is some information about this out here.

First of all, the Piwis 2 interface is a lot more robust piece of equipment, compared to the cheesy and flimsy looking and feeling interface produced by Actia for Piwis 3.

Originally designed for the VW ODIS system, the VAS 6154 VCI is quite the service needy piece. [Breaks easily] not a hard comparison to make.
Is it worth to purchase Piwis 3 replace Piwis 2 now? Can the Piwis 2 compatible with Piwis 3 Software?

This answer for the question of whether Piwis 3 software can work with Piwis II Samtec HSX Interface from obd2tool.com?

Secondly, I thought the Piwis 3 for Porsche went cheap. [my humble opinion, way below Porsche standard!]

At the same time, there is a service from Poland and Ukraine [If I remember correctly] that can make the Samtec based Piwis 2 VCI from obd2tool.com, to work with Piwis 3.

Unfortunately, their charges are just as much and frankly cost prohibitive as the New Piwis 3 VCI. 2-3-4 thousand dollars for these VCIs is simply not reasonable for small operators.

They will come down in price just like the Chinese VCIs did for all manufacturers as the markets get saturated and folks are not buying them as eagerly as at the beginning of the Piwis 3 had.

They will get as much money as the market bares. [as much as people are willing to pay]

Your more pointed answers will not come in this tread Ibi. This is Cars Fan’s money-making tread, he will not volunteer any information, but if U start your own tread, U may be more likely to find out stuff.

Regards,