Try a 2018 TEXA Truck Kit Free for 14 days

Beginning today, Diesel Laptops will be offering FREE 14 day trails for the 2018 Edition TEXA Truck Kit. This Diesel Laptops exclusive kit allows you to view live data and OEM flash codes, access troubleshooting & wiring diagrams, and perform bi-directional dealer level commands on virtually all makes and models across the heavy duty industry. Since it was introduced in January, this kit has continued to improve with expanded coverage and added exclusive software programs such as ALLSCAN Advanced Trip Data Reader and Labor Time Guide making it the best dealer level tool on the market and now you can try it...

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2016 New Flyer Hybrid Transit Bus – Electrical & Driveability Issues

The following was written by Michael Eilbracht on Diagnostic Network  I have a interesting case study here. Complaint is the Bus is dead and had to be jump started to make early morning pull out. The Batteries were jumped and it was chalked up to be no big deal. Next day the Bus is Dead again and they replaced 3 of the 4 batteries. Then the following day, the bus was dead again. So the bus was given to me look over. I notice that while the bus is in the stall that 3 of the emp fans are modulating at...

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Digital DEF Refractometer Overview

The Diesel Laptops Digital DEF Refractometer is the ideal tool for testing Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) quality. Diesel Exhaust Fluid is used in every commercial truck since 2010, and all off highway diesel engines had to meet Tier IV guidelines in 2014. This means there are literally millions of diesel engines in use every day that require DEF to operate properly. Having poor quality Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) can ruin your DEF Pump Module, DEF Doser and even your SCR Catalyst. To avoid these costly repairs, DEF quality must be checked often and there is no easier way to check your...

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How to install DTC Solutions

The best truck diagnostic trouble code program just got better! With the recent release of DTC Solutions Version 2.5, users can register your software and install updates without having to call tech support. This blog post outlines the details of installing and registering the program so you can get up and running quickly with DTC Solutions. Download DTC Solutions The first thing you will need to do is download DTC Solutions. This can be done in one of two ways. The first way is to plug the physical DTC Solutions thumb drive into an available USB port on your...

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Fleet and Triage Diagnostic Truck Tool

The Fleet and Triage Tool from Diesel Laptops is your solution for quick repairs, common bi-directional commands, and easy access to repair information. This tool, while not as powerful as our dealer level tool, still packs quite the punch. It allows you to perform DPF Regens, Resets, and related commands, perform cylinder cut-out tests, change vehicle road speed, reset of maintenance lights for engine oil, transmission oil, and many others.

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DTC Solutions v2.5 Released

The world’s best truck diagnostic code repair information system just got better! In this monthly update we’ve added more features, more wiring diagrams, and more content. Overall, DTC Solutions has quickly become the “go to” source for repair information. While this blog post goes into more depth, we’ve summarized it for you in this video. Component Locators This is brand new with version 2.5. You can now easily pull up views from all sides of the engine and clearly see where various components are located. Wiring Diagrams We have an entire division of our company focused on creating high...

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TEXA Off Highway Diagnostic Support Packages

TEXA Off Highway Diagnostic Support Package If you have purchased a kit from Diesel Laptops that is designed for off highway engine diagnostics only, there is a variety of support packages available to purchase after year one. Keep in mind that your kit has a lifetime license, which means you receive updates, support, and warranty coverage for the first year only. After the first year your tool will still function, but you are no longer eligible for updates, support, and warranty. The following items would be eligible for these update packages: TEXA-OHW-LAPTOP TEXA-JOHNDEERE-LAPTOP (Discontinued and replaced by TEXA-JD-LAPTOP) TEXA-JD-LAPTOP...

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Updates to Knowledge Base 2.0

Knowledge Base 2.0 is our system that contains tens of thousands of documents relating to truck and off highway repair information. Documents are added to this system each month, and we always want to keep our customers updated on what we’ve added to the system. Knowledge Base is not available as a separate purchase, and only available when purchasing a diagnostic kit from Diesel Laptops. For the month of September 2018, we’ve added almost 6,000 more documents to the system. Specifically, here is what has been added. Step-by-Step Troubleshooting PDFs These guides will walk you through each diagnostic fault...

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Free Truck Parts Cross Software

Diesel Laptops, a provider of commercial truck diesel diagnostic software, repair information and hardware, announces their availability of free Truck Parts Cross Software. Truck Parts Cross is a database consisting of over 1.2 million heavy duty truck part numbers, along with cross references to other manufacturers of those parts. This includes both original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and aftermarket. This is a no-charge, free platform offered to anyone that wants to use it. Users can use the free desktop application, the website, or the mobile apps that are available on both the Google Play and Apple iTunes stores under “Truck...

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Introducing Diesel Laptops University

Diesel Laptops University is a collaborative effort with Today’s Class, an industry-leading provider of ASE-accredited, interactive online learning. In conjunction with our in-person, instructor led training classes we can now offer you technician training classes in a variety of formats. Besides the fact that finding diesel technicians is a real challenge, finding qualified diesel technicians is even more challenging. You also want your current technicians to improve their skills, which results in your shops ability to provide better and quicker service to your customers. The industry also has a severe lack of training available to diesel and automotive technicians....

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