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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

Spark PLug Testers
07/19/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Which unit do you use and why?
scanners
07/16/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I currently have a Snap On hand held scanner. Are there any other brands better or comparable to snap on? My snap on rep is due to retire and I don't know if they will fill the position.
ATS Bullseye leak detector for AC leaks
07/14/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Any reason why the co2 based Bullseye Leak Detector system from Automotive Test Solutions shouldn't be the 'go-to' for automotive AC leak checking? Bernie shows a few case studies why it's touted be superior to refrigerant based testing. Plus the added be...
ford apim flashing
07/09/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
new to ids and fdrs we have a new vcm3 and am trying to learn the tool and what it can do. i got a 15 taurus that is having rear camara problems , tried to update the module but fdrs gets stuck half thru and on service info site it wont auto id the car . ...
Compressed Air Cooling System Tester
07/07/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Curious if anybody has a cooling system tester they use/love that runs off of shop air? I currently have the Waekon kit and it's getting a bit tired. Their new kit runs a bit over $800 for all the adapters. Wondering if there might be another option o...

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