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NiceMan
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I am new.

Post by NiceMan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:27 pm

First sorry my bad English.
I am new user in ForScan, i buy lifetime lisence allready but not buy adapter yet, there is 2 what i look and i want know what is better and why?

One is:
OBDLink® MX+
D - recommended for diagnostic: read PID, read/reset DTC, simple service functions
C - recommended for configuration: write configuration parameters to modules, complex service functions

Second:
ELS27 v4
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ELS27-v4-Diagn ... 0009.m1982

D - recommended for diagnostic: read PID, read/reset DTC, simple service functions
C - recommended for configuration: write configuration parameters to modules, complex service functions
P - recommended for programming: complex configuration, firmware update (only for CAN )

Second has usb, i use old laptone, its has BT but old one, ofcouse can buy USB/BT adapter, good one just 20€.

Car what i have is Ford Mondeo 2.0 EcoBoost 203hp 2011

gg1234635
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Re: I am new.

Post by gg1234635 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:46 pm

I personally rank them in this order

Best - USB
good - Bluetooth
Average/Poor - Wifi

I have used all 3. USB has always been stable and best to do programming with. I keep a wifi one in the car and use the basic app on the phone. So if out and about and i get an error i can look it up. Wifi one was very hit and miss when trying to program with it.

Best to follow the advice that forscan give you but there are plenty out on amazon and ebay for under 20-25€. I have seen some around 7-8€ but have heard mixed reviews for them.
Spending a little extra now will save you alot of problems later on.

NiceMan
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Re: I am new.

Post by NiceMan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:00 pm

ELS27 v4 in my list is USB and if know at in link has real one not fake one i plan order it if some reason MX+ is much better...
Both not cheapeast one and i not want cheap, i want what work today and 2 year later.

gg1234635
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Re: I am new.

Post by gg1234635 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:03 pm

USB is the way to go.

NiceMan
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Re: I am new.

Post by NiceMan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:05 pm

gg1234635 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:03 pm
USB is the way to go.
Ok, thanks, i plan order it soon.

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Re: I am new.

Post by NiceMan » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:11 pm

I get ELS27 and its look works fast =)

Its say "stn2120 V4.1.1 (elm327 1.3a)" and i visit Scantool webpage and find at there has 4.5 firmware so can i update firmware in safe at not come ded box ?

V4.1.1 its Firmware ?

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