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    As above, has any body had dealings with them both which is the better for coding, reading live data, Fault finding and not loosing communication?
    Thanks in advance
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinab10 View Post
    As above, has any body had dealings with them both which is the better for coding, reading live data, Fault finding and not loosing communication?
    Thanks in advance
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    What is that?!

    Carsoft package is great if genuine OEM product (ie. not pirate) . It will also work with everything it says it should.

    As to live coding. Do you mean resetting fault codes etc?

    You cant remap an ECU with either package!! but can access all ECU areas for diagnostics and fault finding
     
     

  4. GT1 or carsoft 
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    GT1 it's meant to say sorry
     
     

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    It's not one that I have heard of before?

    Do you have a link?

    I use the Peake Research tool for basic scanning of fault codes, fault code clearing and oil/service light resetting.

    I know members use carsoft on here and use it successfully.

    The cheap carsoft on ebay are Pirates and I have heard of issues with getting it to work on a laptop

    I will PM a member who knows more about this for you
     
     

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    Not used them myself but Autologic and the GT1 tool have a far better reputation than Carsoft. Both come with a hefty price tag - from what I have read most garages couldn't afford to by them!
     
     

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    I've seen the gt1 advertised on ebay £500 mark, I've seen you get quite a bit of backup on here on the carsoft equipment but not so much with the gt1
     
     

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    GT1 can code/recode ECU's where as Carsoft can't.

    GT1 is better, hence the price difference, see here for some more info http://www.auto-diagnostics.info/bmw_gt1
     
     

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    me and my mate are also looking to get a gt1

    has any one brought one yet?
     
     

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    I've also come across a inpa ediabas, has any one come across this? how does it rate in comparison?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinab10 View Post
    I've also come across a inpa ediabas, has any one come across this? how does it rate in comparison?
    Similar to Carsoft but is meant to be better for newer cars.

    I use carsoft and it does all I need. I can read the error codes, read live data, reset airbag lights, clear service lights, clear error codes/ adaptation values etc and there is the function to re-align the EWS but I have not needed to meddle with this bit.

    I am just using it for home use and it has not let me down yet. I have read codes of loads of E36's and a few E46's.

    Ian
     
     

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