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F430 code reader recommendation

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Thomas E Stark, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Thomas E Stark

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    I'm sure this has been a topic before, looking to purchase a code reader for my 2005 F430. What do you all recommend?

    Thanks Tom
     
  2. flash32

    flash32 Formula 3

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    #2 flash32, Feb 20, 2020
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    Are you just looking for a code reader or one that can do more like activation or reset items

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  3. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    One recommendation might be since you know it has been discussed before to look at previous recommendations !!
     
  4. Thomas E Stark

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    greyboxer,
    I assumed it has but I couldn't find a thread discussion in search so please why don't you just show me sense you have all the answers.

    Thanks Tom
     
  5. Thomas E Stark

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    Flash32,
    Looking for one that will activate.
    Thanks Tom
     
  6. flash32

    flash32 Formula 3

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    Higher end units

    Autel maxisys
    Autoenginuity .. must but Ferrari (supercar) package
    X431 launch pro

    Less capable ...

    Autel ap200 ..this is a great one car choice for around 60 ..no activation or coding .. has reset functions and some maintenance functions

    Foxwell ..


    You can use Google search with terms above and include ferrarichat and you will get all discussions on that .. definitely worth the time to search and read

    E.g. search autel ferrarichat

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  7. Thomas E Stark

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    thanks for your recommendations, I'm leaning towards the X431 pro Tom
     
  8. flash32

    flash32 Formula 3

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    Make sure you get it from launch or a distributor of.lanuch not a Chinese knock off ..the pro mini is probably the best value

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  9. Thomas E Stark

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    Thanks I'm on it.
    Tom
     
  10. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Great stuff. I assume the x431 works with an FF too. Do we know list of car supported?


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  11. EastMemphis

    EastMemphis Formula Junior
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    I'm afraid all Launch products are "Chinese knockoffs". The Launch companies, even the USA branch, are all of Chinese origin with the headquarters in China. The only non-Chinese scanner I know of that's compatible with Ferrari's is from the Leonardo folks. They have a product called "Galileo" that works with a single car, like a 360. The cost is a staggering ~$5,000 plus shipping. If you have two F cars, say a 360 and a 430, the price to use a Galileo is ~$7500.

    These are the real deal and come complete with connectors to hook up to any system on the car and perform the same level of diagnostics and tests as the tool that the dealers have.

    I personally have found the Autel MS906 to be a superior tool to the X431. Autel, another Chinese company, is one step up from Launch and has a corresponding higher price too, about $1100 for the direct connect cable version of the MS906.

    If you just want a decent scanner that can read all the ECU's in the car, get an Autel AP200. It's about $70 from Amazon and is a very good option for 99% of F car owners.
     
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