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    Newbie to OBD Which software and source is best?

    Hi

    I've been considering investing in a diagnostics set up

    Is there one setup that stands out at all?

    I've see ads for Mongoose etc but am new to this

    I've no experience with anything other than a cheapo obd scanner

    Thanks in advance

    Mark

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    there are 1000's of threads like this on every car forum it is a mind field trust me been there .
    are you looking at a tool to use in the future on other makers cars or just for jag
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsb View Post
    there are 1000's of threads like this on every car forum it is a mind field trust me been there .
    are you looking at a tool to use in the future on other makers cars or just for jag
    Looking to get a Jag focussed setup

    Wouldn't mind learning how to program etc with it too

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    I was looking for something that dug a little deeper than the run-of-the-mill stuff such as 'Torque'. It occurred to me that a Ford one might suit but thus far, no luck. Fortunately my problem went away so I stopped looking and as my Good Lady has just acquired a Nissan Leaf, I've been playing with that and Leafspy. Torque Pro has a good reputation but many cheap OBD2 Bluetooth adapters are clones of the original and fall short on features. A decent adapter can cost about £80 - ask me how I know! This https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=117613 thread may help.

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    I bought an iCarsoft unit https://www.ukpartsdirect.com/vehicl...stic-tool.html .
    I loaded the Jag software and it's OK (you can get the dedicated Jag version but for the extra £20 it was worth the option for the other cars I have!). It was supposed to program injectors but doesn't at the moment for Jags, this may or may not be down to Ford suing various diagnostic tool makers over copyright. It may be updated once that is settled.
    It's a step up from a basic reader as it is bi-directional, but it's not going to compete with the 3-4K versions needing a subscription!

    To program the injectors see this thread https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=105899 and http://www.obd2shop.co.uk/ will have the cable you need.
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    I always say that the Jaguar SDD software and cable is the best option, available from British Diagnostics: http://britishdiagnostics.co.uk/

    It's the software the Jaguar dealers would have used on cars of this era, and thus can carry out any of the functions a dealer would be able to do.

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    as has been said if just for the jag sdd is best , there are some threads on the forum that will help you out
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