2017/10/11

Foxwell NT301 CAN OBDII Code Reader User Review

 If you are in the market to buy an OBD2 scanner, you may be wondering how the Foxwell NT301 CAN OBD2 EOBD code reader performs.
 
The Foxwell NT301 can read and erase codes but it can also retrieve a wealth of information from the Engine Control Unit (ECU). The ECU is what triggers the Check ENgine Light when there is a  problem with your car. The Foxwell NT301 scanner is OBDII and EOBD scanner covering all of the most popular protocols which means it works with virtually any vehicle manufactured from 1996 until now. 

Foxwell NT301, here are the highlights. 
 
Pros
  • Read / Clear Fault Codes
  • Broad Vehicle Coverage
  • Green, Yellow, Red lights help you quickly determine the health of the car. 
  • Robust / Well Build Housing
  • 2.8" Color Screen
  • Easy to Use
  • Check Emission Status
  • Software can be updated

Cons
  • Too large to be a pocket scanner
  • Component testing didn't work on a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Features Snapshot

  • Read Codes / Clear Codes
  • Freeze Frame Data
  • Live Data
  • Emission Readiness 
  • O2 Sensor Test
  • On board Monitor Test
  • Component Test
  • Vehicle Information
  • Check Modules Present

In-Depth Foxwell NT301 Scanner Review

COVERAGE

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NT301 works with all OBDII/EOBD compliant cars, light-duty trucks, SUVs, minivans and Hybrid sold worldwide.

 

EASY TO USE

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Reading / Erasing DTC and I/M readiness hot keys make it easy to use this tool right out of the package. They provide access to emissions readiness status, DTC information and erase function. Clearly arranged keypad, menu-driven navigation, hotkeys and 2.8'' TFT color screen together make it extremely easy to use.

 

LED NOTIFICATIONS

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Red-Yellow-Green LEDs and build-in speaker indicate emissions monitor status. They can also help catch intermittent problems or confirm repairs during a drive cycle.

 

VIN RETRIVAL

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Automatic VIN acquisition and decoding makes it much easier to read manufacturer specific codes and enhanced mode 6 data.

 

LIVE SENSOR DATA

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NT301 also shows live sensors data in text and graph format and allows you to focus on any suspicious or symptom-specific data parameters. It reads freeze frame data, which shows engine conditions such as fuel trim, engine coolant temp, etc., st the time the Malfunction Indicator (MIL) was set.

 

MULTI LINGUAL

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It supports English, French, Deutsch, Spanish, Italian

 

HOW TO USE FOXWELL NT301

STEP 1: LOCATE THE OBD2 PORT

Locate the OBD 2 port under the dashboard. It will be on the driver's side of the dashboard. This is a 16 pin port.

 

STEP 2: TURN ON IGNTION

Turn on the igntion of your car. Don't start the car if you are going to read and clear codes. You can start the car if you are planning on using the Foxwell NT301 to stream live sensor data.

 

STEP 3: TURN ON SCANNER

The scanner will power up when you turn the key to ON position. There is not on/off switch. The scanner powers on as soon as you turn on the igtion.
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STEP 4: READ CODES

Use the buttons on the scanner to read codes. Clear codes once you have writen them down.

 

ONLINE UPDATE

With internet access, you will always have the latest bug fixes and newly added parameters and they are lifetime free. Unique one-click update and automatic update reminder let you stay current with the latest technology.

 

Supported Protocols

  • J1859-41.6
  • J1850-10.4
  • ISO9141
  • KWP2000 (ISO 14230)
  • CAN (Control Area Network ISO 11898)


Specifications

  • Brand: FOXWELL
  • Model: NT301
  • Fitment: for all OBDII compliant cars
  • Color: black + orange
  • Display: 2.8" TFT color screen
  • OSD Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Dutch, Italy and Swedish
  • Power: 8-18 Volts powered by vehicle battery
  • Working Temperature: 0° to 60°
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 70°
  • Product Dimension: 14.5 * 9.4 * 3.2cm / 5.7 * 3.7 * 1.3in
  • Package Size: 26 * 18 * 5cm / 10 * 7 * 2in
  • Package Weight: 490g / 17oz

Vehicle Coverage

Below you will find a table of vehicle coverage for the Foxwell NT301. Note that this scanner should work with almost any car makes made after 2000.
 Manufacturer
AmericaChrysler, Ford, GM
AsiaAcura, Daewoo, Honda, Holden, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru,
Suzuki, Toyota, AU Ford
EuropeAbarth, Alfa-Romeo, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Dacia, EU Ford, Fiat, Jaguar, Lancia, Land Rover, Maybach,
Mercedes Benz, Mini, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Sprinter, Vauxhall, Volvo,
VW, Maserati, Bugatti,Bentley

Conclusion

If you are looking for an easy to use OBD2 scanner Foxwell NT301 is a great pick. It provided lots of useful information from the ECU. While it may not be the cheapest OBD2 scanner out there it is one of the most robust OBD2 scanners out there. A great pick for DIYers looking to save money on auto repair. Plus it comes with a 28 inch LCD and hot key to quickly determine if the vehicle is ready to pass the emission test. Overall we think that while you can still get cheaper OBD2 scanners, the Foxwell NT301 is a great choice if you are looking for a scanner that is well built, easy to use and has a wide vehicle coverage. 

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2017/10/10

Ktag firmware 7.020 delete DPF, EGR, DTC review

Finally received my Ktag package. It’s firmware 7.020 master version. and tested on three cars today today.

See my Ktag v7.020: looks good
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Now, i’ll chip in some words of my experience.

Three ECUs i’ve tested:
ISUZU ECU Transtron 4JJ1
Mazda Denso ECU RF8P
Hino 700 Denso Diesel ECU

Attached pictures here. Here you go…

Transtron 4JJ1 SH7058 ISUZU (P430):
without sensors
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Ktag deleted DPF&EGR: success!


Mazda Denso RF8P (P277):
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k-tag Fw 7.020 deleted DPF & Lambda: success

Hino 700 Denso Diesel ECU (P347):
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Ktag 7.020 DPF & EGR and DTC deleted: success

In summary, i’m satisfied! This ktag works good for me, without issues.
Later, i’ll test on more (Mercedes S Class W221 ME9.7 ECU, Vw passage 1.6 TDI pcr2.1, etc.)

2017/10/09

VAG Programmer: Xhorse VVDI2 or Flyobd FVDI2?

Xhorse VVDI2 or Flyobd FVDI2 (not FVDI 1st generation but 2nd)? I am gonna buy one of these, just don’t know which one would suite me best. I’ll use it for VAG group clusters changing g6/touran/tiguan etc., immo adaptation, making keys, millage correction. Any advice?
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VVDI2 VAG supports VAG cars: VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, 4th immobilizer Porsche, 4th immobilizer Bentley.
It works perfect in diagnostic, 4th immobilizer, 5th immobilizer, key learn, BCM remote control, Engine control unit, Kline instrument and immobox, adapt unit, component protection, dump tool etc

FVDI2 VAG supports  VAG cars: VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda VAG-VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda 4th & 5th immobilizer,incl. 4th & 5th immobilizer AUDI A6/Q7, 4th immobilizer Porsche, 4th immobilizer Bentley.
Also, it works good in basic diagnostic, key programming/PIN codes reading, mileage correction, fault codes reading

VAG diagnostic:

VVDI2FVDI2
Identification
Coding
Actuator test
Output tests
Read DTCs
Clear DTCs
Basic settings
Security access
Adaptation
Custom requests
Broadcast requests
Measured values
Advance measure value
ECU Flasher√flash ECU by OBDII, now it supports frf, odx, sgo file
ProtocolsTP2.0,UDS,
KWP1281,
KWP2000
KWP2000 over TP2.0,KWP2000 over TP1.6,
UDS over ISO transport protocol (CAN),
KWP1281 or KWP2000 over K-Line

VAG key programming:
VVDI 2FVDI 2
4th immobilizerVW/Audi/Skoda/Seat/Porsche/BentleyVW/Audi/Skoda/Seat/Porsche/Bentley
read/write EEPROM
read/write immo data
read START/STOP key data
add a new key
program a new key(when all key lost)
read PIN
coding calculator
5th immobilizerVW/Audiincl. A4(2009- ), A5, Q5, A6 (2012-), A7, A8(2011-),
Touareg(2011-)
VW/Audi/Skoda/Seat, incl A4/A5/Q5 2007+ vehicles with the BCM2 immobilizer
OBD read BCM2
BDM read BCM2
check key status
make dealer key
learn key

Special functions for VAG:
 Xhorse VVDI2Fly FVDI2
Engine Control Unit
read PIN, CS, MAC
change KM
switch OFF/ON immo(enable/disable immobilizer)
read/write flash
read/write eeprom
K-Line Instrument/Immobox
read pin code from Kline cluster&immobox
read/write EEPROM
read Flash √read ROM/Flash
change KM 
auto remove “DEF error” 
Adapt Unit
ECU adaptation
steering lock adaptation
change service interval options
Component protection
Generation 1
Generation 2
EEPROM dump tool
ECU EEPROM
decode PIN, CS, MAC
set new PIN, CS, MAC values
change KM 
Immobox EEPROM
Kessy module(93C86)
J518 module
comfort module
decode PIN, CS, Immo NO., VIN etc
Cluster and immobox EEPROM
decode PIN, KM
change KM
TV activation ED1/ED2
change speed limit of MMI compatible vehicles 
Airbag
read/write complete EEPROM of airbag 
clear the crash data of the airbag module 
Custom Read/Write
read/program memory in some ECU 
PIN Converter
convert PIN codes 
Service interval
reset of the service reminder, 
reset of the service interval parameters 
change service interval options 
Navigation
enable/disable the “Eject” button of the “Navigation” system 
Cruise control system
activate/deactivate a cruise control system  
change the related steering wheel electronics( SWE) configuration  
Brake pads change
open rear parking brake for pad change  
close rear parking brake 
parking brake function test 

From the charts above, FVDI2 FLY and VVDI2 Xhorse almost share the same functions.
They mainly differ in these aspects:
1 OBD read CS/PIN of MED17
2 generate OEM remote control
3 software authorization

FVDI2 full kit includes software for VAG – VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda; Porsche; Mercedes/Smart/Maybach; OPEL/VAUXHALL; BMW; Peugeot/Citroen; Fiat/Alfa/Lancia; Renault; Toyota/Lexus; Hyundai/KIA; Nissan/Infiniti; TAG Key Tool; Ford; Volvo;Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep; Mitsubishi; DAF; Bikes, Snowmobiles and Water scooters.
Your FVDI2 commander can be authorized; cost depends on vehicles @obdii365.com

VVDI2 full kit includes VK-01 Transponder Programmer, VJ-01 Passthru J2534 and software for VAG – VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda; BMW; PSA (Peugeot/Citroen); Porsche
VVDI2 authorization service, look here:
Vvdi2 & Vvdi2 authorizationVVDI2 Full version VVDI2 Basic version VVDI2 Basic+BMWVVDI2 Basic+VAG
Price2049USD499USD999USD1479USD
Basic Functions
VW
BMW
Porsche
AUDI and 5th IMMO Functions Authorization+320USD+320USD
AUDI VW 4th & 5th IMMO Functions Authorization Service+1069USD
BMW OBD Authorization+720USD+720USD
BMW CAS4 + Authorization+260USD+260USD+260USD
BMW FEM/BDC Function Authorization+600USD+600USD+600USD
So, If you looking only for VAG + BMW , then VVDI2 and VVDI Prog is way to go. No need any other tool. In VVDI2 you have also programmer similar to Tango that you can make keys buy dump, but 90% of VAG and BMW can be done by OBD in VVDI2.

VVDI programmer don’t have OBD it’s only for bench programming.
Good for CAS4, FRM, EZS, EWS4 and many more.