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15/07/2018

Using MaxiSys MS906 in troubleshooting electrical


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MS906 is based on the Android operating system and is featured with an extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics at an affordable price. Built with Exynos 5260 6-core processor (1.3 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15), a 32G SSD hard drive and an 8” capacitive HD touch screen, MaxiSys MS906 efficiently provides comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and analysis.

I am a automotive tech by trade and bought this to use in troubleshooting electrical shorts in automobiles. I have used the power probe Autel Scan Tool MS906 in the past but the Autel has one particular feature I was interested in. This has a kinda scope feature that can really be useful when troubleshooting sensors on the fly along with a very bright and easy to read screen as well as a ohm meter it had me curious as to how good it is. So far the MaxiSys MS906 from Obd2tool.com has been very useful and works well , I don’t need a separate meter for certain testing and it has been accurate in testing. I did find a strange operation about it though. When probing a circuit that lets say has ground to it then when activated goes hot , the PS100 shows the circuit go to hot (12volt) but also shows ground as well. Pretty strange but idk if it made to do so. The tool itself seems well built but the cable to me seems a little thin and not as thick if a gauge as the power probe. All in all I think it’s a great tool for the features and price point , I only hope it lasts just as long as I expect or will it fail too soon. I will update in the future as to its durability and operation.

So far i absolutely love it. My fuel gauge worked intermittently and i didnt know if it was the gauge, wiring or sending unit. With this thing you have the option to test the gauge operation. This showed me instantly that the wiring and gauge were ok. It also told me that I had high voltage coming from the sending unit which is an indication its not working. All this without taking anything apart.

07/07/2018

MS908 CV Features and functionality

When it comes to the functionality of any diagnostic tool, it is where the rubber meets the road.

And do you want to know honest opinion of Autel MaxiSYS MS908CV Heavy Duty Scan Tool?

Well, MS 908 CV excel beyond expectation.

Here are the features and functionality that set this diagnostic tool apart.

1. DOC/DPF instant replacement reset

This truck scan tool demonstrates a high level of accuracy in establishing and resetting of DOC/DPF. As a result, you can confidently read and clear DOC/DPF data using MS 908 CV.

Autel Scan Tool MS908CV doesn’t stop to amaze as it allows you to perform DPF regeneration, configuration, as well as maintenance monitoring.

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2. Fuel pressure adaptation accurate reset

If there is any problem with your fuel system then this scan tool device will definitely help you to diagnose as well as reset it.

On the other hand, you can be able to reset injector CEOM as well as do O2 sensor calibration on your vehicle.

It further allows you to do injection quantity adjustments, De-Aeration of DSI system, calibration of MAF sensor and parameter setting.

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3. After treatment maintenance

You will be amazed by the number of after treatment services Autel MaxiSYS MS 908 CV Heavy Duty Scan Tool provides.

The services include filtration installation, matter sensor regeneration, SCR system health check and cold soak override.

Other functions that you can accurately undertake with MS 908 CV Heavy Duty Scan Tool include calibration of rack sensor and calibration of injector trim.
4. Wireless VCI

If you are looking for a device that can connect wirelessly to your car then MS 908 CV Heavy Duty Scan Tool will exactly do that.

In fact, you can be able to take a reading and clear codes in up to 230-meter working range.
5. Record and playback data

It is equipped with the ability to record and playing back data. It implies that you are able to access the data even when you are not near your truck.

These features and functionality make Autel MaxiSYS MS 908 CV Heavy Duty Scan Tool to stand out of the crowded market.

 

http://obd2trade.com/2018/06/25/ms908-cv-features-and-functionality/

30/06/2018

GM Diagnostics FAQs (MDI, GDS2, Tech2win)

Good questions and answers of GM diagnostic test. Just share some i think good to share with you all. Hope it helps.

Question: That screen does look exactly like my Car Diagnostic Tool Tech II menus. Some sort of emulator I’m guessing. Nice find.

Edit: Curious how you connected the laptop to your obd 2 port?

Answer: you plug the device into the OBD2 port, and then you either use Wifi back to the laptop to connect that way ($129), or you can use a usb cable instead ($119).

Even through the device is using GDS2, GM MDI Scan Tool and Tech2win software on the laptop side, the only thing that I have to question is if you can drive firmware upgrades through it to reprogram modules if needed as well?

Now the bad news that maybe the op can bring us up to speed, did you mange to get the tech2 win to install on a 64 bit machine with 64 bit windows, or did you install tech2win and the rest of the software a 32windows machine only isntead.

Question: First GDS2 works with the included software as a virtual machine with VMWare running in a decent hardware, no low end Pentiums or Celeron, please Core2Duos and up, Minimum 4GB Ram, etc..

Second and thanks for the seller assistance, Tech2Win works ONLY in a physical system with Windows Xp or Windows 7 x86 (32Bit) installation. It does not work any other way. It DOES NOT WORK in a x64 (64Bit) environment. Did I say only 32Bit?

Answer: Truth is, for $119, would just about cover what most are using the tech II for on the vet anyways, but still back to the question if you have to have a X86 machine (32 bit machine with 32 bit windows software) to load the needed tech2 win software to, since it does look its a no-go on a X64 machine with window 64 bit windows install , and even a no go of trying to VM a X86 shell to run tech2 win that way on a X64 loaded version of windows on a 64 bit machine instead.

So the real question since most of the newer laptops are 64 bit, and running windows 10 64 bit, is this what you loaded the software to, and had no problems running it? Or did you have a 32 bit machine laying around to load the software to instead.

Note, there is a work around to get a 32 bit program to run on 64 bit software, but it no joy, and not sure how its going to reach to GDS2 running in a VM shell at the same time.

Question: I am no IT smart but still have to ask, how do you make the connection between the GM VXDIAG VCX Nano and the computer?

Answer: it connects via a usb cable that comes with the device and then the device itself connects to your cars OBD2. Yes you can even reprogram modules. Its basically the same you would do it with the clone Tech 2. You use the GDS2 software. It comes with the device, but i’m not sure if its a cracked version and would still require one to obtain a subscription from the ACdelco website (some one will correct me if im wrong). I’m not sure if there is some kind of test i could do to verify that without actually reprogramming a module???

Question: Now that I do have the tool, and living in a high humidity area, how to turn the HVAC after blow on.

Answer: Connect the scan tool.

Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.

Select HVAC Module.

Select HVAC Systems Automatic.

Select Special Functions.

Select HVAC.

Select Afterblow Option.

Select ENTER to enable the afterblow.

When done, use the soft key to save changes.

When afterblow has been enabled by the scan tool the blower motor will operate between medium and high speed for 4 minutes after the engine has been turned off.

Good deal. Not gonna lie, wish i had more stuff to do with my car so i could play with mine further. But i will look at the HVAC option.

I fired up the GDS2 software and that indeed runs off Windows XP. But it does come with the VM software. So far everything works under my Windows 10, but like i said the GDS2 is running in the VM software.