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Old 13th March 2020, 11:50 AM
ulfilias ulfilias is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Peterborough, Cambs, UK
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VCDS is great.

On the D2 you may well be able to get away with an OLD version. I started off that way but ended up with a unrestricted full version later. It's really useful though there is certainly a learning curve!

I've also an ODB11 little dongle that sits in my ash tray for emergencies. It's cheaper and uses a mobile and is pretty full featured in the "pro" mode. Though arguably a bit of knowledge with VCDS helps here as a lot of bits of techy stuff are less hand holdy, though some functions are more user friendly!

I'm a little wary of some of the other phone/dongle things being much more than a basic odb2 tool....i've a couple of cheap ones and they are fine for viewing, so like torque but VERY limited on changing things.
Current :
2005 A8 Sport 4.2 V8 D3 - LPG working!

Previous :
1998 S8 PF 4.2 V8 D2 - Gearbox died ~120k
2002 S8 FL 4.2 40v V8 D2 Prins LPG - Engine valves met pistons ~230K

Also :
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0l (Post Apocalyptic makeover)
2003 Brabus Smart FourTwo (should sell)
2003 Mazda Rx8 2.3 (might sell)
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