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    Well i got my Peake tool on Sat from another member yesterday, posted Fri and here on Sat, cheers

    Im itching to try it out but ill have to till i get my water pump finished but thought id ask this in advance.

    Ive read the instructions but im just wondering something.

    When some codes come up does that mean they couldve been there for ages? Do i clear it all then start again? How do you do that?

    Theres no rush to find out if the cars ok im just dying to try out my new toy...

    I dont want to PM the seller nipping his head all the time asking how it works lol

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    It is true, that some of the codes could be old and no longer relevant to any issues that you are trying to resolve. Personally I read all codes initially, clear them from the storage and then take the car out for a bit of a drive to see what comes back.

    Pretty obvious I guess, but if the car doesn't start or run enough to drive then you have to use some common sense with the fault codes that you read initially (this is why that first stage is important!)

    How to clear the codes read on your code reader will vary to mine (I don't have a peake one yet), but it is usually pretty clear.
     
     

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    Cheers Kevin

    When i do try it ill write them down on another bit of paper then ill clear it again.

    Got it first MOT in a couple of months so hopefull itll give me a head start on sensors etc maybe.
     
     

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    It's just a good idea to have an "initial" scan.... Something to work from, of course it does help if you know roughly how long it is since the memory was last cleared, as even a low battery voltage can sometimes be enough to trigger some sensor and mean that they are stored as "ghost codes" to pick up later.

    Looking forward to seeing your results mate, I am hoping to get my Peake tool soon (bought Mr Rym's old one) and seeing what information I can extract compared to the diagnostic equipment that I currently use. I am doing quite a bit with the BMW's right now and they are handy enough to keep in the toolbox, also the Launch equipment that I use only has the OBD II plug and I am having problems with Carsoft.
     
     

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    mate just when your car was running mint you got something thats gonna say spend spend spend
     
     

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    Hey Watty you got Steve's peake reader Its easy to use plug it in get the codes clear the codes go for a run read again...I plug mine in every now and again just to have a look see,last one was a fuel pump relay and it turned out to be exactly that All good now,can't get a simpler tool to use
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Hey Watty you got Steve's peake reader Its easy to use plug it in get the codes clear the codes go for a run read again...I plug mine in every now and again just to have a look see,last one was a fuel pump relay and it turned out to be exactly that All good now,can't get a simpler tool to use
    i heard mate you plugged yours in and it said ''displaced rear axle''
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumpleforeskin View Post
    i heard mate you plugged yours in and it said ''displaced rear axle''
    It came up as extra M3 EVO rear axle with LSD on the back seat
     
     

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    Just read all this and am not familiar with a peake tool, presumeably it is a diagnostic device. Are they expensive? Putting the 520 on a dealer's cost £55 plus vat.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldie View Post
    Just read all this and am not familiar with a peake tool, presumeably it is a diagnostic device. Are they expensive? Putting the 520 on a dealer's cost £55 plus vat.
    If you buy new then you can get them for 100quid+ but all you need to do is use it twice and its made its money back...You can continue to use it and do other BMW's with it too.It doesn't do the airbag though
     
     

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