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Professional automotive forum for discussion of automotive tools, equipment and products. Although product representatives for tool & equipment companies do participate in a helpful way, this forum (like all areas of iATN) does not permit any advertising, so the discussion that takes place is by and for the users of the products. Discussion of special tool uses, solutions, and best practices. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Tool & Equipment Forum

Flir E5 purchase
10/22/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Getting ready to pull the trigger and buy a Flir E5. Anyone know where the best deals are? Thank You!
Sprinter Scan Tool
10/22/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Does anybody have a suggestion on what works well for late model Sprinters? (14 and up) We seem to be getting a lot of 2 and 3-year-olds here and the Autel Maxi-das and Snap-On tools leave a little room for improvement. We are interested in access to the ...
TPMS torque wrench
10/22/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Just got back to the shop after being away on a trip to find our Bartec TPMS torque wrench (R-ACC-006) on my desk with a note on it that says broken. Put a call out to Bartec and was told they have a 6 or similar month warranty on the unit and that these ...
vcm2 won't connect wirelessly after update
10/21/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Every time IDS is updated, my VCM2 won't connect by wireless. Usually, after I connect it with the usb cable, the wireless works. Sometimes I also have to re boot my computer. After the last update it will not connect by wireless no matter what I do.. I h...
GM SPS programming with AMD processor
10/19/2018 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
[Driveability: 98 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L] I have a Dell laptop that I use for programming, and I am trying to reflash a new pcm in a 1998 Venture, and the sps program will not launch. It is setting an error that has to do with the amd processor, and when...

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