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Old 03-12-2011, 04:15 PM
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cylinder contribution test for all ford vehicles would be a good upgrade. i use the contribution test we have now and it really SAVES me time. the live misfire data would help with all of the major brands (chyrsler,honda,toyota,nissan) i did'nt put gm or ford since we have some coverage. more honda toyota and nissan functional tests. worked on a 2000 acura TL last week; no functional test available. on honda if there are functional test available; none of them work. these are items that really make a mechanics job easier. porche and land rover coverage is ok but for every porche i turn away i see 10 fords,toyotas,honda, or nissans. snap on please help me increase productivity on what's coming in my shop daily; i doubt i'll see a porche or land rover this month. did i spell porche right?
Good post! Which functional test for the Honda / Acura's are you looking for? Because Honda/Acura and Toyota's are a main part of my business here too.

The more people that post up specifics will show Snap On that we need to get certain features expedited.
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On GM trucks 95 and older with 4 wheel ABS, Snap On has a feature
to initiate a functional test, which is often necessary to bleed the brakes.
Anyone who has struggled to get a good pedal out of these knows the
importance of what I am talking about. The feature does not work.
At least not on the Modis. And probably not on the other platforms. It behaves as though there is a code present (there isn't) and won't run the test. For those at Snap On who would try to troubleshoot this, ANY of these trucks with this system will do, but you might particularly try a 95 model. Also, there are enough of these out there, don't they warrant their own ABS connector? Using the multi 1 connector is a royal pain here. If I had a dedicated connector here, I could plug it in and be done before I even got started fumbling around with the multi 1 connector.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:30 PM
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I see a few different Threads in various parts of the forum with people asking for different test and features. As some of you know Snap On does look at this site to determine what is most important to focus on for future software relases. I personal thought a thread like this might be a good idea to disscus what we would like to see added or even issues that could be fixed or improved upon. Let's see what you guys think

For me I would like to see some of the following things added

1. Honda / Acura VTM-4 Support

2. Honda / Acura Evap Testing. Bi-directional support like the Factory scan tool to open and close the solenoids to test the system.

Doing this manually is time consuming when needing to smoke the system and some times requires removing a few parts to gain additonal access.

3. On Verus Plateforum when you pull a code, it gives you the option for more Help. That link takes you directly to Shop Key 5. Not all of us have a subscription. A direct link to trouble shooter would be more helpfull for those of us not using mitchel

How about changeing that option to also Alow you to look in trouble shooter software.

Currently you have to navigate around this to get to the trouble shooter software. This is Also time consuming. As a New User, I was un-aware of this and had to get help to figure out how to find the trouble shooter after pulling a code.

4. Back button does not always work on Verus plateforum. I understand a fix is on the way as we have discussed this in the verus forum.

5. I know Volvo coverage is on the way Starting with the basics first But would like to see all module coverage for these in the future.

6. More Porsche coverage. I know not every one works on these but some do from time to time. Like my self. I had the seat out trying to diagnose a bad module under the seat. This set the SRS light on and I had to get some one local to Reset this for me.

7. GM Tire size calibration. The Tech 2 can change tire size calibrartion from the tool which affects the way the brakeing system works and were the shift points occure. This feature is very valuable when I do brake jobs. Since people change tire size deppending on whats on sale and what not I would be nice to adjust this Like the factory tool.

I know its avalible in the GM Tech 2 software on trucks like 99- up body style because I own an 00 and 05 Silverado my self and have used this feature. Not sure on cars though.


Over all I would say in the last 2 years Snap On has made Huge improvments in there coverage. Thats why I finally spent the money on a new scan tool. Same with the shop owner I currently work for. We looked a several scan tools and had a few demo's, but overall the Snap on had fairly good coverage and a good over all lay out.

Let's what you guys would like to see added or changed.
I agree with everything you have said, even I do own many other tools including a tech2, I prefer a single platform like the Verus because It lets me do many functions and run two tools in a single platform. But eventhough I still don't like the 10.4 interface I think its a very good tool. I had posted in an other thread that I also would like the ability for a all module scan, this would reley be the best upgrade. Currenty only pre-CAN Ford has it, but I would like it on GM class2 and all current CAN vehicles, as stated before this helps isolate which systems attention first and to the problem fast.
Yes as I stated on a diffrent thread, that a costomizible link added from the codes screen to SnapOn own Troubleshooter as well to IdentaFix, Askatech or IATN for those current subscribers. I have Shop key but I've always found the answer elseware. especialy in SnapOns own troubleshooter info.
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I agree with everything you have said, even I do own many other tools including a tech2, I prefer a single platform like the Verus because It lets me do many functions and run two tools in a single platform. But eventhough I still don't like the 10.4 interface I think its a very good tool. I had posted in an other thread that I also would like the ability for a all module scan, this would reley be the best upgrade. Currenty only pre-CAN Ford has it, but I would like it on GM class2 and all current CAN vehicles, as stated before this helps isolate which systems attention first and to the problem fast.
Yes as I stated on a diffrent thread, that a costomizible link added from the codes screen to SnapOn own Troubleshooter as well to IdentaFix, Askatech or IATN for those current subscribers. I have Shop key but I've always found the answer elseware. especialy in SnapOns own troubleshooter info.
Good post Eddie!!! I forgot about the all module scanning. Thats a good Idea I will add it on to my want list.
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On GM trucks 95 and older with 4 wheel ABS, Snap On has a feature
to initiate a functional test, which is often necessary to bleed the brakes.
Anyone who has struggled to get a good pedal out of these knows the
importance of what I am talking about. The feature does not work.
At least not on the Modis. And probably not on the other platforms. It behaves as though there is a code present (there isn't) and won't run the test. For those at Snap On who would try to troubleshoot this, ANY of these trucks with this system will do, but you might particularly try a 95 model. Also, there are enough of these out there, don't they warrant their own ABS connector? Using the multi 1 connector is a royal pain here. If I had a dedicated connector here, I could plug it in and be done before I even got started fumbling around with the multi 1 connector.
I have used that function on newer vehicals when I do a brake Job. It makes a world of difference to the pedal feel. Unfortunitly I can't remember the last time I had something older then 96-97. Never tried it on any thing older then around 98 at the shop I work for.

If the function Is not working as it should on say a 95 model GM Then we need to let Snap On know so they can be aware of this. They will need a vin Number so they can attempt to duplicate it and correct the issue.
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I made some changes to the list and added How I would like see them Implamented by priority. Let me know what you guys think and If you would like to see something specific.

For instance Eddieverus You seem very familiar with the scanner software and you probally Know alot more about what is and is not covered when it comes to Evap Testing support.
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Ability to program keys like the pats ford systems would be helpfull.BCM and SDM setup on latemodel GM's when doing airbag repairs and replacing bcm's. I have the tech2 to do them and many don't require going online for a flash just a simple setup procedure. Unlocking radios on gm's as well.
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I made some changes to the list and added How I would like see them Implamented by priority. Let me know what you guys think and If you would like to see something specific.

For instance Eddieverus You seem very familiar with the scanner software and you probally Know alot more about what is and is not covered when it comes to Evap Testing support.
Well So far Evap Testing seems to be pretty good with SnapOn tools. So far its the the only one with Ford Evap test and cold soak bypass test. On GM it runs service bay test on most models that support it and on those it does not I've found that even the Tech2 wont run. Chrysler's offer a LDP test as well and It also has good Import coverage for Honda, Toyota and Nissan with a good coverage of bidirectional testing. Maybe needs more support on others like most Euros and none common Asian like Subaru, Isuzu, Kia, Ect. I think that we are ok with EVAP for now and if we need more Lets make a list of what we need and post it.
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Ability to program keys like the pats ford systems would be helpfull.BCM and SDM setup on latemodel GM's when doing airbag repairs and replacing bcm's. I have the tech2 to do them and many don't require going online for a flash just a simple setup procedure. Unlocking radios on gm's as well.
As for PATS and GM Passlock system that's another ball game that is included in the pass-through Flash programing systems. But yes for SDM and BCM setting up these modules can only be done with the Tech2. I agree that it should be added to current the software and BPS Brake Pedal position relearning should also be added for newer GMs and CAN systems that use a BPS.
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Well So far Evap Testing seems to be pretty good with SnapOn tools. So far its the the only one with Ford Evap test and cold soak bypass test. On GM it runs service bay test on most models that support it and on those it does not I've found that even the Tech2 wont run. Chrysler's offer a LDP test as well and It also has good Import coverage for Honda, Toyota and Nissan with a good coverage of bidirectional testing. Maybe needs more support on others like most Euros and none common Asian like Subaru, Isuzu, Kia, Ect. I think that we are ok with EVAP for now and if we need more Lets make a list of what we need and post it.
I had a 98 prelude, 98 Acura integra, 99 civic, 2000 accord. Didn't seem to support any of those... of course I was using the Solus pro but 10.4 software should be the same. Had to use the MTS3100 for bi-derectional control.

Had a friend bring me an 07 Duramax tonight 6.6 LMM. He wanted me to reset the regen and DPF functions... He claims its dumping to much fuel and already had the calibration updated at the dealer. Broke out the verus but no bidrectionl support. I don't have my tech 2 at the moment but I was able to use my EFI Live which has bi-directional support on it to verify proper function before clearing and reseting the ECM Monitors.
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