He was allowed to demo each tool for a week, which was when he got a feel for how the tool would actually work in his shop. On any given day, he says, he could be working on a pickup truck, a Volkswagen Jetta or an International series semi-truck. Reminder: Your participation in these areas of the site is solely at your own risk. Thank you for visiting Snap-on Diagnostics Product Forums. Heavy Duty Truck diagnostics can be just as frustrating as light duty trucks and cars, but now there is a scan tool just for the big rigs. New videos are uploaded on Wednesdays.
And without that tool, Partin was forced to pay a technician friend who had a laptop with the necessary programs on it. Partin outlined the steps he took during his decision-making process: 1 Rese arch the tools. Doing so would require thorough research and ensuring a return on the investment. Wrenchin' Up with Jim Bates recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. He says he would have his friend come to the shop and perform the diagnostics on his own time.
He says it helps give him an absolute minimum that can serve to directly pay off the tool. If you're serious about working on Class 8 trucks, take a good look at the Nexiq iQ. He is currently in the planning stages of advertising the tool through the business, which he thinks will help ramp up the heavy-duty truck business even more. For a limited time only, registrationto Snap-on Diagnostics Product Forums to Snap-on Diagnostics Product Forums is!! The problem, Partin says, is that as trucks were becoming more and more technologically advanced, his lack of proper equipment was making it difficult to work on the vehicles. It is able to run parameter resets, includes wiring diagrams, component information, electrical specification and troubleshooting for common error code causes. I have recently purchased a Verus with 10. Some functions of Snap-on Diagnostics Product Forums will not be available to you if your are not logged in as a registered member.
I have a scanner to keep up with the cars and pickups to be current. Last night, I was working on an F-250 power stroke high-pressure oil pump. Please consider supporting this channel on Patreon: Wrenchin' Up with Jim Bates strives to deliver automotive technical information and ideas from manufacturers and engineers to interested technicians and enthusiasts on a weekly basis. We reserve the right to discontinue any users' use of any such public forum for any reason. Wrenchin' Up with Jim Bates assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. This step was ultimately the deciding factor, says Partin. One I was pretty excited about until I actually tried it.
Since he already knew the type of vehicles he wanted the scan tools to work on, he eliminated having to identify a make or model. Partin says this was the most crucial step in the process. Joe Does snap on have any plans to integrate hd software on these new platforms. . If you're serious about working on Class 8 trucks, take a good look at the Nexiq iQ. It locked up solid a couple times. Pricing on that can be significant though.
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Partin low-balled the return and compared the cost of the tool to the amount of money he would make on diagnostic charges. Partin says that when he started the shop in 2007, he knew he wanted to keep it small and play to his strengths. Due to factors beyond the control of Wrenchin' Up with Jim Bates, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. He started out working on big trucks in the mid-90s, doing transmission, driveline and mechanical work. James Partin has always had a unique work mix at his shop, Partin Diesel and Auto Repair in DeLand, Fla. Never assume that you are anonymous and cannot be identified by your posts.
Testing the tool on your own is the most important thing you can do to make the correct decision. And while the mix has helped differentiate the business from the competition, he says working on heavy-duty trucks came with some obstacles. He knew he wanted a tool that was user friendly, fast and reliable. . .
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