Anyone using Autel diag tools?

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Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby Mtech » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:22 pm

I myself have a maxidas ds708 tool that Im very happy with, but it has some shortcomings when it comes to coding and special functions.
I have ordered an opcom for use on my combo easytronic since there is no option for clutch bleeding on the maxidas (kinda weird since the opcom software been around for ages and shouldnt be a problem to merge into the autel tool software as it runns in windows environment).
Anyone else using some multi brand diag tool or do you buy the clones for specific brands that you find useful for the time beeing?

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Re: Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby Shelly Ye » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:49 am

What is the problem with your Autel DS708?

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Re: Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby 2xded » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:47 pm

I use the DS708 3 years, but now I would not recommend to buy it.

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Re: Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby Chris1.8T » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:07 pm

I am using autel md802 and it works very well.

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Re: Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby Duramax » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:29 am

I know this thread is old, but I figured I'd add my opinion.

I use an Autel Maxisys Elite w/J2534 VCI.

I feel it's money well spent.

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Re: Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby EJ Lewis » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:22 am

bump, Autel ds708 is old and out of date. Go for update version DS808 or MS905 pro tablets with coding and programming functions added https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071L1GH89

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Re: Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby SHcale » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:51 am

used DS808 and I am satisfied with that. Autel is a professional company :D

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Re: Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby chronos » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:19 pm

Autel is by far the best value for a diagnostic tool. Snapon and Bluepoint are well behind the curve in delivering new tests. I was once a repair technician for the Heavy Duty Truck division of snapon diagnostics and I was always surprised by feats of amateurism that pervaded the company. For the prices charged to auto technicians, the company does not reinvest ANY of the profits into development. Much of the software is purchased from third party developers. The senior level software engineers are constantly moving thrrough to better positions elsewhere, leaving the Juniors to deal with maintenance coding and implementing bug fixes with their rolling release. Validation that is supposed to take place before release was often ignored and pushed to end users full of bugs. I can't count the number of control modules bricked by hurried release candidate versions.

The actual facility is miniscule in size, and in poor condition. The biggest trick they play is fudging numbers to make the executives happy, so that the share price increases and the show runners can go home with big bonuses at the expense of continuous improvement efforts.

The validation engineers were absolutely Blown away by the capabilities of the Autel devices when they were initially released. Some of the engineers remarked that autel was stealing manufacturer proprietary secrets in order to make theirs a competent product. I never bought into that theory. I think Autel is just a well funded, narrow focused company staffed by capable and energetic development teams, talented UI designers, and obviously Executives who understand that good business is Keeping the customers you already have, not dumping buggy garbage on the trucks for the marketing wank to brag about.

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Re: Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby chronos » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:21 pm

Autel is by far the best value for a diagnostic tool. Snapon and Bluepoint are well behind the curve in delivering new tests. I was once a repair technician for the Heavy Duty Truck division of snapon diagnostics and I was always surprised by feats of amateurism that pervaded the company. For the prices charged to auto technicians, the company does not reinvest ANY of the profits into development. Much of the software is purchased from third party developers. The senior level software engineers are constantly moving thrrough to better positions elsewhere, leaving the Juniors to deal with maintenance coding and implementing bug fixes with their rolling release. Validation that is supposed to take place before release was often ignored and pushed to end users full of bugs. I can't count the number of control modules bricked by hurried release candidate versions.

The actual facility is miniscule in size, and in poor condition. The biggest trick they play is fudging numbers to make the executives happy, so that the share price increases and the show runners can go home with big bonuses at the expense of continuous improvement efforts.

The validation engineers were absolutely Blown away by the capabilities of the Autel devices when they were initially released. Some of the engineers remarked that autel was stealing manufacturer proprietary secrets in order to make theirs a competent product. I never bought into that theory. I think Autel is just a well funded, narrow focused company staffed by capable and energetic development teams, talented UI designers, and obviously Executives who understand that good business is Keeping the customers you already have, not dumping buggy garbage on the trucks for the marketing wank to brag about.

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Re: Anyone using Autel diag tools?

Postby justgytis » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:05 pm

I have mk/mx 808 autel, happy with it so far

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