Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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I research the diagnosis software subject for my Ford Superduty and boy, it is a maze.
No seller or producer will give you honest answer if they give you answer at all.
I do have $40 ELM scanner with basic software that would let me to scan codes and access few sensors on vehicles.
But to read more sensor they sell $80 pro software. But wait, even that software will not let you read specific sensors like oil temperature, so you need to shave another $100 for vehicle-specific software.
All that with no detail what exactly you can expect when you spend the money.
I ended up buying ScanGauge that will read lot of sensors for $100. It also calculate fuel economy, so nice scanner to have plug in all the time.
Suppose the StarDiagnosis computers the dealers are using cost in the range of $30,000 plus few thousands annual subscription.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 10-15-2013 at 09:08 AM.