Well, after reading hundreds of posts here and elsewhere on these Tech2 scan tool‘s I just had to get one. I learned tons from all the guys that have also purchased these from here on CF and thanks to you guys for giving your buying experiences good and bad. Too many names to list here but I’m sure I read every post here concerning these units.
I have my C6, 07 2500 GMC, 09 Cobalt that it will work on. Have another scan tool for our foreign cars.
Surprises were, this thing is bigger than I thought. It’s a foot tall by 6″ wide. It needs the velcro straps it comes with.
Shipping was a shocker. China to Cincinnati in two days. Ordered it Sunday evening, they processed it quickly, shipped it Monday morning and it was sitting on my front porch today, Wednesday by noon.
I bought without plastic carton. $250.00 total, free ship to USA by DHL.
Tested it on my GMC truck and all seems fine. Connector for older OBD1 as well for 91-95,6 too. Latest software for GM 33.004.
I need to dig up the post on the storage case a member here bought from HF. It looked to be a perfect case for this unit.
The memory card works in either slot, I tried both although the disc says to install in upper slot. It’s a tight fight because the spring loaded door doesn’t quite open enough for the card to slide in easily. I got it in with a touch of prying. Not a big deal.
Entire purchase process was easy with no problems at all. It is a great scan tool kit for not much money. Time will tell how it holds up long term but from other members reports they are getting years out of them.
Sorry about the lousy pics.
That is the case but the black one. Has better dividers and foam. A few bucks more.
Chinacardiags.com, Super Obd Store. As usual there are many vendors there that all look alike.
But he has a lot. Look here:
|Item NO.||Package||Weight(kg)||32MB Card||CANDI||TIS2000 USB Key||Hot Selling|
|SP23-D1||Plastic Case||8.9||yes||yes||yes||just add 1*sp23-v vci module|
|All of GM Tech2 are same functions,they are just from different factory.
SP23,SP23-1 the same,just the package case is different,one is with plastic case,one not.
SP23-B,SP23-B3 the same factory,the packing is different,one is with plastic case,one not.
These are THE GM scan tool for GM cars and most trucks only from early OBD1 91-92 up to MOST 2013 OBD2.
They read, clear, help diagnose error codes and problems. They read any control module on the car. Most of the other scan tools only read engine and some ABS codes. I am reading the users manual now to learn just what all it can and can’t do.
The GM service manuals always refer to the Tech2 for further diagnosis on any error code whether it be engine, trans, ABS, body, chassis.
The 33.004 GM software is the latest and last update for these tools.
GM is moving to MDI for 2014 and up.
I used high dollar Snap-On scanners all my shop life and while they were top of the line they had some glitches and updates were $800-1000 a shot plus the $3900 to buy the tool in the first place.
But, any scan tool only gives you info and data, YOU have to take that info and data and make the correct repair based on that data. People sometimes think that a scan tool will tell you exactly what the problem is, where it is and how much it cost to fix, not true as you have to be able to use the error data with the troubleshooting tips to plot your repair.
But without these scan tools and you have a ‘check engine’ lite on you will be throwing darts in the dark as far as wondering what the problem is. The scan tool will guide you on where and what the problem is based on the actual error code # and definition.
It is nearly impossible to correctly diagnose any dash error warning light on any vehicle without a good scan tool.
Write By Laura:Clone Tech2 scanner purchased-Very pleased