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13/09/2017

ECU Programming Tool KTAG & KESS V2 Explanation

As a professional mechanic, I have done a lot of research on ECU programmer, I was impressed on two products KTAG and KESS V2 from Obd2tool.com. Here I will Share my understanding of them.

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KTAG ECU Programming Tool

KTAG V7.020 introduces another brand new novelty to Alientech world: J-Tag communication for Asian vehicles.

The main difference between KTAG is the hardware version, the software can be arbitrarily matched, but my advice is using lower version of the software which may support more models than higher version.

Why? I think the hardware cannot keep up with a higher version of the software and will lead to a lot of gray buttons mean some function cannot be used.

Well, some friends asked me that will KTAG easily burn the ECU out? The answer is never. FGTECH may get ECU damage if the power supply is reversed, but KTAG will never damage ECU. But you should notice that disconnect Internet while using KTAG, otherwise It Will Get Damaged. As for the operate system, it is better to Use Win XP3.

KTM100

KTM100 clone features the same as KTAG

You should notice Never use the original software, it may damage the device. With their software, even is safe if connect to the network. I download the original software to use with and get My KTM100 damaged, its buttons are all gray, nothing can be used, finally back to factory for repair cost me much money.

Although it is much more expensive than ktag, but KTM100 has no-replaced highlights:

1.KTM100 can read encrypted ECU, for example: someone wants to read BOSCH MEV1746BMW (P171) this is encrypted ECU, then he can use the KTM100 to read.
2.Can read BMW N55 N20, BENZ and other encrypted computers
3.KTM100 and KTAG can be used to do CHECKSUM, KESS V2 cannot. If you want to do power upgrade, read data using KTAG or KTM100, you need to change the data, and then do KTAG or KTM100 checksum, and write the ECU computer. If CHECKSUM error, usually the user’s data problems. KTAG and KTM100 can be used to verify those errors.

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KESS V2 V5.017

The main difference between KESS V2 is also the hardware version. Some use the old hardware version V3.099, they just come from different manufacturers, so the price is different. And some use the new hardware version, V4.036.

The big KESS family has a version supports for more trucks, and we call it truck version, that is really a big highlight.

I am here simply to talk with you about the attention points of these three products. I have bought a ktag and a ECU Chip Tuning kess v2 for personal use, someone wants the different version can get them here:

http://obd2trade.com/2017/09/09/ecu-programming-tool-ktag-kess-v2-explanation/

10/09/2017

Autel MaxiDAS DS808K


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Autel MaxiDAS DS808K with Full Connector Kit Table Auto Diagnostic Tool Support Injector Coding and Key Coding Upgrade Version of DS808 DS708 Light Package

1.Full Kit Autel MaxiDAS DS808K including OBD1 connector and adapters, is upgrade version of Autel DS708, based on Android operating system

2.MaxiDAS DS808K support Injector coding and key coding, TPMS Basic Function,Battery Register/Battery Maintenance and Electronic Throttle Position Reset/Learn

3.Autel DS808 support protocols including ISO9141-2, ISO14230-2,ISO15765, K/L-Line, Flashing Code, SAE-J1850 VPW, SAE-J1850 PWM, ISO11898(Highspeed, Middlespeed, Lowspeed and Singlewire CAN, fault-tolerant CAN), SAE J2610,GM UART,UART Echo Byte Protocol, Honda Diag-H Protocol, TP2.0, TP1.6

4.Language: English, if you need other language like Spanish or French, need pay additional 120usd. DS808 support one year free update online, after one year update cost about 349.5usd/year

5.Autel MaxiDAS DS808K FROM obd2tool.com is equipped with a fast quad-core processor and a 7-inch LCD touchscreen (1024X600 quality), and offers maximum convenience and efficiency for your diagnosis; This is light packaging set, easy to carry, additionally we provide free gift with purchase of MaxiDAS DS808K

Based on the Android operating system and with 7-inch LCD touch screen (1024*600 resolution), MaxiDAS DS808K (With Conkit) full set is featured with an extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics. Installed with a fast quad-core processor, DS808 (With Conkit) offers maximum convenience and efficiency for your diagnosis and analysis.

MaxiDAS DS808 (With Conkit) Features:
Extensive vehicle coverage for more than 80 US, Asian and European vehicle makes
Exceptional OE-Level system coverage for all electronic systems
Complete capabilities for codes, live data, active test, ECU information, adaptation, matching, etc.
Smart AutoVIN technology for identifying vehicles easily
Automatic system and software updates with real-time push message notifications via Wi-Fi
Instant remote control tech support anytime, anywhere
Cloud-based MaxiFix online community provides a vast database of diagnostic and repair tips and proven filed fixes
Interactive Data Logging sessions enable direct contact with Autel Technical Support for first-hand troubleshooting of diagnostic bugs and errors
One-stop multitasking designed for ideal management of workshop operations to keep all data files, customer info, and vehicle records well organized
Convenient data management system for managing internal program applications and reviewing data
Super Durable Material and Poweful Hardware

MaxiDAS DS808K (With Conkit) Specifications:
 
Operating System:Android 4.4.4
Processor:Cortex-A9 processor (1.5 GHz)
Memory :32GB
Display:7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
Connectivity: Mini USB 2.0  USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Micro SD card (supports up to 32GB)
Sensors:Ambient light sensor for brightness auto changing
Audio Input/Output: Input: N/A  Output: buzzer
Power and Battery:3.7 V/3200 mAh lithium-polymer battery  Charges via 5 VDC power supply
Tested Battery Life:Around 4.5 hours of continuous use
Battery Charging Input:5 V/1.5 A
Power Consumption:500 mA (LCD on with default brightness, Wi-Fi on) @3.7 V
Operating Temp:-10 to 60°C(14 to 140°F)
Storage Temp:-20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
Operating Humidity:5% – 95% non-condensing
Dimensions (W x H x D):237.8 mm (9.4”) x 148.6 mm (5.9”) x 35.5 mm (1.4”)
Net Weight:788 g (2.42 lb.)

Full kit including OBD1 connectors and cables

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Auto Scanner Tool Full kit MaxiDAS DS808 package contain not only DS808 main unit and OBD2 cable, but also contain OBD1 connector and cables for old vehicles.

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03/09/2017

Feedback on Autel MaxiSys MS906 Auto Diagnostic Tool

I am going to invest in some scan tools and finally came across AUTEL MS906 Scan Tool online recently.

Before buying it, I haven’t heard much about this model but I know another shop owner nearby that has the Autel DS708 scan tool, he has nothing but good things to say about it.

According to the product description, MS906 is a better replacement of DS708. So you know, after much research, I took the plunge and bought it from Youobd2  within a promotion.

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Why I need a professional diagnostic tool?

I’m a small auto repair shop owner, most of my customers have cars less than 10 years old.

So I needed a scan tool that can perform every aspect of auto repair, no matter what difficult my customer has.

From item page description, it looked like that Autel Tool Maxisys MS906 Scanner could do the job.

When The Delivery Arrived?

I received the package 5 days after order, it was well wrapped but looked a little beat up from the many miles travel to get to me. Once I got it opened, I was impressed by the hefty, black plastic carrying case.

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There are over a dozen make-specific connectors clipped into the lid (quite ingenious, actually, to use that otherwise empty space) as well as 3 books(User Manual, Quick reference guide, package list) and the cable in the bottom. The MS906 Autel diagnostic scanner was strapped in with a Velcro strap, protecting it from being damaged not only during shipping but in everyday use as well.

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First Time Using Autel MaxiSys MS906

Being that the Autel MaxiSYS MS906 was expected do everything as the dealer-specific scanners, I decided to check out a customer’s engine light on their Ford Escape.

Like other professional scan tool, you have to connect the cable just like a computer cable with those little screws before use it, I plugged the scan tool in then power up the MS906.

I pressed the button and the screen lit up. It was only a few seconds until the main screen was displayed, and it really didn’t take long at all to figure out how to check the code. I scrolled through to the Ford button, pressed it, and pressed the “EOBD” or engine light icon. It literally walks you through the process to read the codes, and I found out the Escape needed an upstream oxygen sensor.

Out of curiosity, while I was checking the scanner out, I looked at the MaxiFix tab and was astonished to see that there was diagnostic and repair information for virtually every make and model out there. Just because I was curious, I looked up the upstream oxygen sensor procedure for my customer’s Ford Escape, and it looks to be correct.

Definitely, this information will come in handy.

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This is really a Good Stuff

The Autel MaxiSys MS906 has so many features that some are bound to be extremely useful.

It has Smart AutoVIN which will detect the VIN number number from your car’s ECU most of the time. If it can’t recognize it, you can manually enter it easily. It can perform functions most shop owners farm out to the dealership like key programming and ECU programming, and it’s even capable of programming tire pressure monitor sensors if you buy the adapter with it.

Like I said before, it’s intuitive for basic functions like checking codes and has a massive 8-inch color touch screen. You’ll need to connect it to Wifi, but once you do you have access to online resources, remote support, and updates. Updates come free for a year for the MS906 according to the website but I haven’t tried it yet.

Great For the Pros

To wrap things up, I’d give the Autel MaxiSYS technician thumbs up. It performs great for everything I’ve needed it for and should for the foreseeable future. If you’re a home mechanic, save your money and get something cheaper as this one is way overkill. If you’re a small to medium-sized workshop, you’ll be satisfied with AUTEL MaxiSYS MS906.

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