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I have one , The tool is excellent as is the pin extraction, better on some than ad and not as good on others the vw and the vauxhall pin extraction is spot on.

It programs just about everything that the AD100 does with the exception of ford coded access.

 

For the money its excellent, the tool is spot on and easier to navigate than the ad100, highly reccomended.

 

I have this tool and the ad100, i tend to use this tool over ad100 on all bar ford coded these days.

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Sorry, you picked me up wrong.

Was just wondering if you favoured JMA, Silca or any other brand to use with this machine as it's not one that I'd come accross before and was curious if it would accept, for example, JMA keys without any bother. Apologies for the confusion, I wasn't prying, honest guv!!!

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honest guv :D

 

it will program original and aftermarket chips in same way as ad100, will struggle like ad on some, but most problems can be gotten around by writing some logic to the chips with rw4 etc.

 

its on par with ad, without the ad ford coded coverage, but ad have now got renault 12 digit pin code extraction where as obd have not as yet, they always seem to be a few steps behind ad.

 

i use alot of 2nd hand chips in blanks, as already pre loaded with often relevent logic, especially on some .

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beware the chinese rubbish , ive been to a number of jobs that guys with these just couldnt program, all simple jobs and beware bugs from them.

 

also be very carefull where you post about buying one of the chinese rip offs as ad are taking a hard line on this which may affect your pro updates etc.

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beware the chinese rubbish , ive been to a number of jobs that guys with these just couldnt program, all simple jobs and beware bugs from them.

 

also be very carefull where you post about buying one of the chinese rip offs as ad are taking a hard line on this which may affect your pro updates etc.

 

Very True .

These machines have copy software - so bugs can be a problem - also as rapid locks also said - AD do not like these in the UK (or anywhere really)

 

Its always good to get something on the cheap :!: BUT ...............

 

Now - ignoring the above info - the best thing to look at with the official machines you get - EG the AD machine is that you get a full days training with each purchase - and GREAT after sales back up ,

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thanks auto tool, - i have an ad100pro, but dont have all software, was looking around and spotted this at the low price, and wondered instead of upgrading @ £475 per software would buy this one aor one of the chinese copy machines that will have most softwares i need for less than half the price!

will advise on which way i go!

 

 

just shows that AD dont have the monopoly. Yes they're the biggest, and at the forefront, but they are not the only ones developing stuff. If they were cheaper, people wouldnt be asking shall i get a copy rather than purchase the software at 495.

 

They are good, but too dear. i mean, £90 for a lead!!!

 

get the T300 from China, it comes with all the leads. Chuck the T300 away, keep the leads?

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beware the chinese rubbish , ive been to a number of jobs that guys with these just couldnt program, all simple jobs and beware bugs from them.

 

also be very carefull where you post about buying one of the chinese rip offs as ad are taking a hard line on this which may affect your pro updates etc.

 

Very True .

These machines have copy software - so bugs can be a problem - also as rapid locks also said - AD do not like these in the UK (or anywhere really)

 

Its always good to get something on the cheap :!: BUT ...............

 

Now - ignoring the above info - the best thing to look at with the official machines you get - EG the AD machine is that you get a full days training with each purchase - and GREAT after sales back up ,

 

john i may be wrong but didnt ad stop the 1 day free training a couple of years ago although you can still get it from hickleys if u pay.

 

craig

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beware the chinese rubbish , ive been to a number of jobs that guys with these just couldnt program, all simple jobs and beware bugs from them.

 

also be very carefull where you post about buying one of the chinese rip offs as ad are taking a hard line on this which may affect your pro updates etc.

 

Very True .

These machines have copy software - so bugs can be a problem - also as rapid locks also said - AD do not like these in the UK (or anywhere really)

 

Its always good to get something on the cheap :!: BUT ...............

 

Now - ignoring the above info - the best thing to look at with the official machines you get - EG the AD machine is that you get a full days training with each purchase - and GREAT after sales back up ,

check the date of the post mate

 

john i may be wrong but didnt ad stop the 1 day free training a couple of years ago although you can still get it from hickleys if u pay.

 

craig

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thanks auto tool, - i have an ad100pro, but dont have all software, was looking around and spotted this at the low price, and wondered instead of upgrading @ £475 per software would buy this one aor one of the chinese copy machines that will have most softwares i need for less than half the price!

will advise on which way i go!

I take it you meant the chinese copy bit as a joke. if not then too many posts like this and you can say goodbye to AD support and its forum.

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k4mrc wrote:

thanks auto tool, - i have an ad100pro, but dont have all software, was looking around and spotted this at the low price, and wondered instead of upgrading @ £475 per software would buy this one aor one of the chinese copy machines that will have most softwares i need for less than half the price!

will advise on which way i go!

I take it you meant the chinese copy bit as a joke. if not then too many posts like this and you can say goodbye to AD support and its forum.

 

Why dont you just check on your order system to what i have bought before you ATTACK?

i called to yor open day, and took advice off your main man - and bought an MVP!

thanks -

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john i may be wrong but didnt ad stop the 1 day free training a couple of years ago although you can still get it from hickleys if u pay.

 

craig

 

 

 

Hello - Yes this post was a few years ago so you are correct :)

 

ok - now AD have stopped the training, But Hickleys now offer training for anyone who has one of these machines . I believe its pay per person.

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now AD have stopped the training, But Hickleys now offer training for anyone who has one of these machines . I believe its pay per person.

yes it is - and very good too!

I sent one of my new staff members on it recently, £135-00 for the day!

he came back with great enthusiam + had been doing a lot of the programming - I have really not had the time, so this is a great step forward!

Highly recommended!

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This post is an old one indeed as the autotech which i still have and use is now a long long way behind advanced diagnostics , miles behind in both pin extraction and in programming , updates stopped and the guy just vanished.

 

still a usefull machine if you come across one second hand at the right price, but now light years behind the AD100 pro and mvp pro units.

 

proving that advanced diagnostics were the best bet over time and probably more economical over time as continued to develop and kept up with the changes in this market.

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