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    code readers - options

    after putting the heads on the new car, it was running poorly (maf), and had the occasion to hook the car up to a very fancy pro code reader. i was fascinated by all the real time data, and was able to discover things such as the cause of the SRS warning, etc.

    in terms of getting EAS going again, i realise i'm going to need some sort of scanner, but is nanocom really necessary?

    what about something like this -

    OBD2 EOBD Auto Diagnostic Tools Engine Fault Code Reader Scanner For Ford/Holden | eBay

    or this

    HHOBD Torque Android Bluetooth OBD2 Check Engine Auto Code Reader Adapter OBDII | eBay

    ?

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    The Nanocom is (in my opinion) the best bang for your buck tool for a P38. I also have a Faultmate MSV II extreme, which is pretty much the ultimate, but itís more of a pain to use as you need a laptop to make the most of it.

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    LR's OBD2 compliance was only skin deep in the earlier (pre about 2003) cars. They only did it to satisfy US requirements for smog testing. I tried a couple of readers that worked on "ordinary" vehicles, and they could only pickup limited data from my P38A, no good at all for gearbox, EAS or HVAC issues.

    I bought a Nanocom Evo, and have since added unlock codes for the D2. When I sell the Limo, I'll keep the Nanocom. If you're going to be a long-term Land Rover owner, it's a good investment. One trip to a workshop that doesn't know Rovers will cost you more than the purchase price, just in labour for "diagnosis" (read as "swapping parts") Believe me!
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    Gems or lucas?

    I'm in Adelaide, have a code reader which claims to do most stuff on a P38, does all sorts of cool stuff on my L322, don't have a P38 anymore

    its not VIN locked.

    election is bad time for me but maybe can help you out.
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    Nanocom is the way to go.

    There is a section of the forum that's specifically for electronic diagnostic system questions.

    Have a read through it.
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    I can't say much about the nanocom but I do own the faultmate. I would say that it can do A LOT but then again it is expensive, locks to a single VIN, can be VERY picky (for instance, it won't communicate with my EAS unless I have that special landrover relais with timer function in the socket under the seat) and all sorts of small snags like that. If it does work though, it is very complete!

    Do you absolutely need one? well... That is a difficult question to answer. If you are into your P38 for the long run, yes. For me though I have found the faults in the faultmate Without an exhaust gas tester I still could not fix my emissions problem.

    Having said that, donh54 is probably on the money; the amount you can save in labour is well worth it!

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    hey, thanks!! its a later bosch car. where abouts in adelaide are you?



    Quote Originally Posted by jsp View Post
    Gems or lucas?

    I'm in Adelaide, have a code reader which claims to do most stuff on a P38, does all sorts of cool stuff on my L322, don't have a P38 anymore

    its not VIN locked.

    election is bad time for me but maybe can help you out.

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    thanks to all. has anyone used the icarsoft one? i have one for mercedes and it is great. about $170 i think. if its as functional on LR as it is mercedes, it would be a great thing

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    the icarsoft one is what I have, and whilst using it to check eas tank pressure on the L322 today I went through the 99-02 range rover menu's, it only appears to do some petrol/diesel, srs and abs ecu's, not hevac or eas.
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