Tag: Diesel Diagnostic Software

PF-Diagnose Diesel Diagnostic Software Version 4 Released

PF-Diagnose – A Diesel Diagnostic Software Program (and more!) PF-Diagnose (PFD) is a creation of Pocketfleet Diagnostic Solutions, a Canadian owned company that has been around for around 7 years now. The owner of the company, Don, wanted to create an affordable diesel diagnostic software program that can be used in any situation. PF-Diagnose is commercial truck diagnostic software that will connect to a commercial truck and read not only the engine, but the ABS, transmission, cab controller, and many more truck electronic control units (ECUs). The software also works with automobiles, agriculture equipment, construction equipment, generators, diesel marine engines, and much more. At an easy to afford price, this commercial truck diagnostic software is a powerful and easy to use tool. PFD Version 4 Updates Explained With version 4 of PF-Diagnose, a lot has changed. Lets walk through the numerous updates and changes so that you can understand them all. Quick Launch Buttons for OEM Software Customers want a quick and easy way to launch all of their favorite OEM diesel diagnostic software such as ServiceMaxx, Cummins Insite, Allison DOC, PACCAR ESA, and many more. This is now just as simple as click a button at the top of the program. This image below shows you where it is located. Expanded Australian Coverage PF-Diagnose has recently become very popular in Australia for diesel diagnostic software, and customers asked...

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Premium Tech Tool (PTT) v2.x Tips & Tricks

Premium Tech Tool (PTT) v2.x Tips & Tricks For those of you that use Premium Tech Tool (Mack & Volvo Diagnostic Software), version 2.xx has been about for around 6 months at the time of this writing. A lot of customers report problems with this software or have questions, so here is our accumulated knowledge of this program. The Auto-Detect Feature won’t work! According to Premium Tech Tool, if you are updated to v2.03.xx or higher, is should auto detect. However, I find this to be false. In our experience, it does auto-detect with everything except for older Mack trucks. These would be trucks running V-MACIII ECM, which is early 2000’s and older. In this case, you will need to manually select the ECM. Premium Tech Tool v2.xx gives me a security and/or Java error! From talking with the good folks at tech support at Premium Tech Tool, this is because there are only 2 versions of Java that work. This would be Java v6 update 31 or Java v7 update 51. You need to make sure you have *only* one of those versions installed. You then need to turn the security settings down to “low” on the Java control panel and disable all updates. PTT v1.12.xx or PTT v2.xx? In January of 2015, Volvo has announced that Premium Tech Tool will stop working come June 1st, 2015. I...

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Nexiq USB Link and DPA5 differences explained

Nexiq USB Link vs DG Technologies DPA5 The two most common aftermarket communication adapters are the Nexiq USB Link and the DG Technologies DPA5. Customers quite often ask us: What’s the difference? Well, we’re here to break it down for you. The Nexiq USB Link is manufactured by Nexiq, which is owned by Snap On. This is by far the most common adapter, as they have a very large distribution network and brand name recognition. Below is our list of Pro’s and Con’s on this adapter: Pro’s Aftermarket cable ends are readily available all over the Internet around $30 each. You can buy them anywhere – Your Snap On Tool Truck, dealerships, Internet, etc… If repairs are needed after warranty has expired (12 months), Nexiq repairs them at reasonable pricing. Con’s Only has a 12-month warranty No diagnostic software included There are TONS of Chinese clones/knock offs so be careful where you buy from The most expensive aftermarket adapter available Item is manufactured out of plastic (Not as durable as others) The DPA5 adapter is manufactured by DG Technologies, which was previously called Dearborn Technologies. While a smaller company, they do a lot of business directly with manufacturers such as Case New Holland, Detroit, and more. Pro’s Priced competitively ($75 or so less than a Nexiq) Standard 2-year warranty and extended warranties available Made out of metal, so very...

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