Month: March 2018

Heavy Truck Engine ECM Programming

Programming Engine ECMs One of the most common questions we receive from clients are requests if they can purchase software to program Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) on todays commercial trucks. Most often they are referring to the engines such as CAT, Cummins, Detroit, Mack, Volvo, International, and others. Before we answer that question, we need to dive a little deeper to make sure the customer is asking the right question to begin with. Parameter changes vs Programming Quite often, when customers ask to do “programming”, they are using the wrong terminology. If you are simply looking to change parameters...

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Heavy Truck Labor Estimates Made Simple with Labor Time Guide from Diesel Laptops

Get free heavy truck labor time estimates with Labor Time Guide Heavy truck labor time estimates have now been made simpler than ever thanks to the release of Labor Time Guide from Diesel Laptops. Labor Time Guide allows users to look up common labor times for removing and replacing components on all class 8 trucks, along with the engines, transmissions, and power train components. Key Features Labor Time Guide has several key features that make it a powerful and valuable tool for your heavy truck business. Provides Labor time Information on all Major Brands Choose from Detroit, Frieghtliner, International, Kenworth, Mack,...

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TEXA Laptop Diagnostic Kits Computer Upgrade Guide

All of our TEXA laptop diagnostic kits come standard with a Panasonic CF31 Toughbook. These are the most rugged laptops on the planet, and each of them goes through an extensive refurbishment process. This post is intended to show you exactly what you are receiving, along with upgrade options.   Our Standard Laptop Diagnostic Kits Our standard laptop kits for TEXA are more than adequate for most customers, but we understand that sometimes customers want to add a little more. Our base kit includes: Brand new 120 GB Solid State Drive These are not “normal” hard drives you find...

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Free Mack Truck and Engine Diagnostic Software

When Mack Trucks first got serious about bringing electronics on their trucks in the late 1990s, they dubbed the electrical system on their engine V-MAC III. This essentially covers all Mack engines produced from 1998 to around 2004, give or take a year or two. It was with the EPA mandated 2004 emissions that they started to move away from V-MAC III. Mack now calls these trucks “Mack Legacy” vehicles. Premium Tech Tool Software As of today, you can purchase the Premium Tech Tool software for Mack, Volvo, or Both. While this software is compatible with both todays trucks,...

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The Diesel Laptop Difference

When it comes to purchasing your diagnostic tools, you have choices. You have a choice on which tool to purchase, and a choice on where to purchase from. Both decisions will greatly affect which tool you end up purchasing, along with how satisfied you are with your purchase. Not all resellers and manufacturers are equal, and Diesel Laptops is no different. Our company is focused on being the diagnostic expert in the diesel diagnostic tool industry, and we have also developed several products and services that are unmatched. Complete kits that are ready to go First and foremost, our...

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