Well, I’ve just ordered the Foxwell NT644 in www.foxwelltool.com. Paid $179 for next 2 -7 days delivery from their Amazon warehouse rather than waiting three weeks for it to come from China. Paid on PayPal too in case there’s any problems. Oh, and they guarantee that it does the service lights for 2010 onwards VW/Audi vehicles. Gotta be better than the one I’ve got.
Foxwell NT644 arrived today before 10:00am. Haven’t registered or updated it yet as the 18 months of free updates start from when you register it. It seems to have models up to 2014 on it so that’s good enough for now. I’ll leave it 6 months or a year before registering and updating it. Tried it out on the wife’s Evoque this afternoon and it showed up two faults when checking all the various systems – gear change module and drivers seat module. Haven’t noticed anything wrong with them so cleared the faults, took it for a quick spin and rechecked them, still all clear so probably something stored from before we bought it. The Evoque still has 21 months of manufacturers guarantee left so if any faults return, back it’ll go!
That shows I can at least access the various modules with Foxwell NT644. I am not worries about codes on Land Rovers, any slight over or under voltage will trigger codes in all the modules. That’ll be why the Landrover Assistance tech didn’t notice them a month or so ago when I called them out to look at the keyless entry playing up. That time it needed a new Keyless Vehicle Module replacing under warranty. Tech needed a dedicated computer and then he had to phone the results and readings through to a higher level tech to get advice. Sometimes I miss the simplicity of old school cars – adjustable brakes, CB points, idle speed and c.o. mixture, ign timing, valve clearances, clutch free-play, steering boxes, wheel bearings and fan belts. Simpler days, gone forever.
Been looking at getting another Rover SD1 as a project (have had 5 of these things) and fitting a Holley on a V8 so no fuel injection to worry about. Got my eye on a 2.3 auto so that would make an ideal starter for what I want.
The TVR is mega complicated now with all the changes and I don’t have the software to look at it myself. And I really do not like paying mechanics to work on my car…….