Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th August 2010, 23:49   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 728
Thanked: 27 Times
Default Engine analyser for small setup

Hello Bhpians,

This is from a interaction with my mechanic who wants a device to diagnose modern cars that come to his garage. I have figured out what he requires is a Multi point engine analyser. One that can be used for both Petrol & diesel vehicles. There are various analysers handheld, bluetooth, diesel engine, etc.
My query lies in -
1. Which is a good brand for analysers or something which has proved and used extensively ? there are a lot of made in china ones are they reliable.
2. An analyser that is reliable and serviceable.
3. Cost is a factor as the set up is a small one with 2 informal service bays, the person is saving money and will buy during diwali time.
He will get his self accustomed to it.

PS- I know this forum is of users and less of repairers, but it could be a future DIY essential for individual users too, finding its way to owners.

Last edited by kavesh55 : 26th August 2010 at 23:51.
kavesh55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2010, 01:09   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
pranavt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,628
Thanked: 272 Times
Default

The made in China ones will work for a while, so it's cost effective for someone who cannot spend a big amount of money on diagnostic equipment. There is a very famous brand called CNReliable, a chinese company. Almost all the chinese diagnostic equipment comes from them. You can forget the warranty obviously, but their stuff is probably the worst junk you can find. Check online reviews and you'll see for yourself.

www.obdtoolstore.com isn't working right now, but check it when it's up.

Get an all-in one solution that has adapters for various cars and interfaces. A standalone model (self-contained, no need to connect to laptop) will be more expensive but will be portable to the point where he can take it to his clients and diagnose problems there itself.
pranavt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2010, 01:10   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
pranavt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,628
Thanked: 272 Times
Default

The made in China ones will work for a while, so it's cost effective for someone who cannot spend a big amount of money on diagnostic equipment. There is a very famous brand called CNReliable, a chinese company. Almost all the chinese diagnostic equipment comes from them. You can forget the warranty obviously, but their stuff is probably the worst junk you can find. Check online reviews and you'll see for yourself.

OBDToolStore isn't working right now, but check it when it's up.

Get an all-in one solution that has adapters for various cars and interfaces. A standalone model (self-contained, no need to connect to laptop) will be more expensive but will be portable to the point where he can take it to his clients and diagnose problems there itself.
pranavt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2010, 01:25   #4
CPH
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London
Posts: 577
Thanked: 33 Times
Default

With the non genuine ( car manufacturer's) you will not have all codes supported.

Also diagnostic equipment is just a tool that does not necessarily give you the right clues.

I would buy an OE one and specialise in them rather than trying to do everything. When specialising the chance to get work is greater than when trying to do every kind of car because a reputation is easier built up than trying to make people believe to be a universal genius.
CPH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2010, 23:04   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: zxc
Posts: 3,394
Thanked: 658 Times
Default

tell him to invest in a professional setup, or don't invest at all and do all the work old fashion way, which he may be good at.

There are universal analyzer available with a free one year subscription to newer cars' codes.

So he don't need to invest on each and every manufacturer's analyzer.
SirAlec is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free FIAT Engine Analyser test at Hyderabad gkoneti The Indian Car Scene 1 5th October 2010 19:02
RTO Formalities for Engine change in Kerala (XDP4.9 engine to the XD3 engine) 4x4addict Modifications & Accessories 16 14th April 2009 21:51
Engine analyser ZENnist Technical Stuff 15 8th November 2007 16:00
Real time analyser kURETI In-Car Entertainment 1 5th November 2006 21:42
Hyundai to setup new engine plant tsk1979 The Indian Car Scene 4 19th September 2006 23:18


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:12.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks