Using experience of Foxwell gt80, Xtool ps90 and Autel ms908, aiming to help which to buy.
Part 1. Experience of xtool ps90
1-. I am using xtool ps90 is ok but the translation is poor even. The counts do the things that have a memory programmer in the list works generally recommend
2-. Last year, I made injection programming in my Espace (2012) and everything went quickly and smoothly. In January there was an update, and this option disappeared from the menu
3-.I use xtool and I will say that the interesting brand one does better the second worse but with the engines it is always doing. I know the brand owner’s visitor to Poland and I will say that the brand will definitely develop strongly
in English or German, it’s really great and there are no problems with it. The team of engineers is really ok.
- – In English or German, it’s really great and there are no problems with it.
5- In the VAG group in previous softkeys, it was possible to enter the option of byte options and program everything literally (as in VCDS).
6- Generally, shortly after the purchase, the PS90 performed beautifully with the first versions of the softs.
7- Ford quick reset is done, Nissan 20digit,Hyundai,Kia bypass are working.
8- ps90 reset Toyota new immobilizers using h-type chips incase all keys are lost, no 16 minute wait.
Xtool PS90 Update:
Frequently free update on www.xtooltech.com, click on “Service & Support”, then “Update Notice”.
Xtool PS90 coverage:
Part 2. Experience of foxwell gt80 plus
- I have foxwell gt80 plus purchased in www.foxwelltool.com very good doing what I write. I am happy with it.
- This is the one I purchased from foxwelltool.com (I believe) and it’s been great for me, however the Ross Tech VAG-COM has a better user interface.
If you want to be a pro, Foxwell GT80 mini/pro series scanners which looks legit for all cars.
- I chose foxwell GT80 plus because of its better at higher price. Foxwell GT80 plus does what it says, and model support is extensive incl. Ferrari, Jaguar, Land Rover etc.
Foxwell GT80 good test report:
1998 jeep wrangler OK
2015 glk 250 OK
2015 charger and 2013 eclipse
Benz e320 4matic 2000 chasy reset SRS OK
Ford EU (IMV adaptation, FIP adaptation…..) OK
Can code and program control modules: OK
Works on Automatic gearbox: Ok
Airbag reset including reading seatbelt and resetting of the code for them: OK
program keys ok but depend on the car model and year.
sensor test: OK
Malaysia cars: OK
Proton Perdana 1997 or it same with mitsubishi galant in Japan
Proton wira 1997 or it is a same model with mitsubishi lanser 4g93 in Japan
Volvo S80 2002
Ford laser 1995
Ford focus 200
BMW e36 1997
Benz E220 1996
Daihatsu MOVE 2001
Audi A6 1998
The latest version of the car up to BMW X6, benz A180 1.6 2016, BMW 330e 2017…OK
Free download: Foxwell GT80 plus vehicle coverage
Part 3. Experience with Autel Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P
Quick processor speed and boot-up time:
It doesn’t seem to make a difference what model of car I hook it up to
The MaxiSYS (MS908) is the fastest (scan) tool I’ve ever used.”
It saves us time on every job we use it on with its quick boot-up time, ability to look at live data and ability to use bi-directional controls while not being bound by a cord.
Easy to use because of the manual included:
The MS908 system comes with the manual, which was loaded onto a CD. So it’s easy to use, there is little need for the manual.
It also included 12V and 120V chargers, a USB cable, non-OBD adapters, a strap/handle and a screen cleaning cloth.
According to both reviewers, the MS908 is easy to use. Even right out of the box, minimal setup was involved.
MS908 system good at update:
Once the scan tool arrived in the shop, the only i need to do is to register the device on Autel’s website in order to perform updates. If you choose to not update it, you can use it out of the box within five minutes.
Autel is really good about updating their tools. It’s a tool to check for updates like once a week, because as soon as Autel comes up with solutions, they put them on the internet for our users.It is kind of cumbersome to pick and choose the updates through the tool, without having to hook it up to a computer, as the tool is fully Wi-Fi capable. It would be nice to set a profile of vehicles that you work on, or a sort by vehicles that you need…available updates on all vehicle makes and models, including European vehicles not serviced in the U.S.
I’ve updated mine on the road. It saves me a ton of time.
Advanced & function-able:
This MS908 offers 100-percent access on the anti-theft security systems, it allows me to send reports via Wi-Fi to another computer, it comes pre-loaded with direct links to repair info (AllData, Identifix, Mitchell 1, iATN, etc.) and that it stores vehicle histories and complete customer history, which can be retrieved through VIN auto-identification.
And I have used the tool for many advanced functions, which include performing diagnostics and resets on many vehicle makes and models and even programming keys. Have used a lot of OE scan tools before. Autel lays out data the same way OE scan tools are laid out. I am familiar with this setup logic, that if technicians are not familiar with a factory menu layout, this may be difficult for some users.
Perfect in auto key programming/module coding:
I used Autel MS908to program keys on several vehicle makes including Ford, Dodge, Nissan and VW. And also used it to diagnose a faulty PCM in a 2010 Dodge Ram and faulty headlight modules on 11 5 Series BMWs. After replacing the new module, it had to be coded and he also had to run reference for the adaptive headlights. The MaxiSYS performed flawlessly.
Credits to Laurance.