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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerthDisco View Post
    What age car? Been there and done all that and still donít have an IIDTool at 227,000km much as I want it (bad!!!) and an 08 diesel model. Never missed a beat or let me down, touch wood.

    When we did Karijini a few years ago we came home via Mt Augustus which was amazing. Highly recommend that as much as Karijini. Keep going south to Murchison Station for 900km of unsealed road magic.





    Tyres will be your problem on these off roads and I had a second spare so make sure good. The Coopers on other cars were destroyed. No problems with my Bridgestone LTs.



    The corrugations in Karijini are the worst Iíve ever experienced.
    2015 Disco 4,
    100,000km's
    Tyres are BFG's on 18" TuffAnt rims

    Thanks for the great feedback and tips.

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    Gap Diagnostic IIDTool BT essential or nice to have?

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    2015 Disco 4,
    100,000km's
    Tyres are BFG's on 18" TuffAnt rims

    Thanks for the great feedback and tips.
    Still a baby. Service it. Make sure fuel filter is new. Air filter new. Know how to fit the air filters at least. I gave mine a good clean at Augustus as quite dusty. Carry the old one for a spare.

    Carry a tyre plug kit.

    Half way between False Entrance and Steep Point at the cliff top road is where you do not want to be stranded but I never knew about an IID Tool then so blissfully unaware.





    Iím off to Gnaraloo 2000km round trip in a few weeks and starting to sweat already about my original wheel bearings, air compressor, struts and the like but doing the servicing and all oil changes myself helps with confidence Gap Diagnostic IIDTool BT essential or nice to have? Gap Diagnostic IIDTool BT essential or nice to have?

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    I have had my RRS for 10 years and I have not needed a GAP tool. However I do have a FaultMate FCR which is a code reader (as well as the number it also tells you what the code is).

    Now if you want to play around with settings in the electronic systems as well as diagnose faults then a GAP tool is definitely the way to go, however if you just want to read faults the FaultMate FCR is a much cheaper option - the only issue is that you have to know what to do when you know what the fault is and it can only clear faults, not to calibrations etc if they are needed like the Gap Tool can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    The Gap tool stays in the glovebox all the time.
    Mine has spent the last 2 years in the OBD socket. One of those tools that's a "nice to have" until you actually need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradC View Post
    Mine has spent the last 2 years in the OBD socket. One of those tools that's a "nice to have" until you actually need it.
    Mine doesn't stay there because i accidentally knocked it once when it was plugged in,so i was thinking the risk of damaging it or the plug is too high.
    Could get damaged.

    But anyway,maybe i am worrying too much.
    paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Mine doesn't stay there because i accidentally knocked it once when it was plugged in,so i was thinking the risk of damaging it or the plug is too high.
    Could get damaged.

    But anyway,maybe i am worrying too much.
    I was worried about that with mine when I bought it. Easy solution is to get a flat ribbon cable, connect it to the OBDII port and run it up behind the steering wheel cover to just under the steering wheel and plug the tool into it there. Mine sits directly beneath the steering wheel not attached to anything and has done for several years with no problems. All you need to remember is that you need to disconnect and shut down the app on your phone as the device will keep searching for your phone unless it is disconnected from the app properly. This can cause the car battery to be drained. I have never had any problems with this. The company that makes the tool advise against doing so but it's purely a "caveat emptor" situation so that they're covered in case you don't properly disconnect from the phone app. I think I've only forgotten once or twice and when I remembered went out to the car and disconnected it with no dramas

    Martin

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    Does the Rovacom IQ only work on individual approved vehicles?

    In addition to my "used every trip" GAP Tool, I have an IQ that I shamefully admit I have virtually never used on my D4 and would be happy to lend it for the hols if it is D4 universal accessible.

    One claimed IQ benefit is fit to UBDII port and forget without the flat battery potential explained in this thread.
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    Nanocm Evolution Vs GapIID

    Hi All,

    Despite being a member, I have been lurking on AULRO for years.

    Just wondering if the GapIID tool offers anything extra that the Nanocom Evolution does not?

    Have been chasing Andreas at Black Box re the D4 options and so far have been advised that is does TTM, service reset and auto mirror cancellation. A

    Geoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinwibrow View Post
    Does the Rovacom IQ only work on individual approved vehicles?
    Yes, you buy a licence for each VIN you that you need. But you can read and clear codes on any D3/4. You can also set TTL on any D3/4, too.
    Quote Originally Posted by gavinwibrow View Post
    One claimed IQ benefit is fit to UBDII port and forget without the flat battery potential explained in this thread.
    Correct. Just plug it in and forget it. Or you can keep it in its nifty little box.
    2013 D4 expedition equipped
    1966 Army engineering trailer
    (previously SII 2.25 swb, SIII 2.25 swb & lwb, P38 Vogue, 1993 LSE 3.9V8 then HS2.8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt2310 View Post
    Hi All,

    Despite being a member, I have been lurking on AULRO for years.

    Just wondering if the GapIID tool offers anything extra that the Nanocom Evolution does not?

    Have been chasing Andreas at Black Box re the D4 options and so far have been advised that is does TTM, service reset and auto mirror cancellation. A

    Geoff
    Can't comment on GAP as I've never seen one. Tombie has both and I think his preference is for the GAP. As far as I can tell from reading posts they each offer virtually identical functionality.
    Yes, of course it does TTM and you can do it on any D3/4 without a licence.
    Yes, of course it does service reset.
    Auto mirror cancellation (and various other settings) is at your fingertips via the Vehicle Set-up menu. Go to page 37 in your Handbook.
    2013 D4 expedition equipped
    1966 Army engineering trailer
    (previously SII 2.25 swb, SIII 2.25 swb & lwb, P38 Vogue, 1993 LSE 3.9V8 then HS2.8)

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