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Steveja



Member Since: 14 Oct 2018
Location: Bristol
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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Barolo Black
Diagnostic kit

has any one got any advice on what diagnostic kit is worth getting.
I would like to check more then just engine. Particularly like to program new key & fobb & delete the missing key.
very interested to know any recommendations.


Steve Member since Oct very recent owner.


Last edited by Steveja on 15th Mar 2019 3:21 pm. Edited 1 time in total

Post #368310 12th Mar 2019 10:12 pm
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JonMs



Member Since: 25 May 2018
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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

I have GAP IID BT. It's well made and has a very nice interface with Iphone/Android. Excellent for diagnostics and real-time info. You can use it to change the car configuration file. Unfortunately it won't do throttle body calibration and it will only do key coding in the latest >2012 cars.

Post #368324 13th Mar 2019 9:34 am
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Steveja



Member Since: 14 Oct 2018
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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Barolo Black

wow 103 views and 1 answer ( Thank you for reply ) Looks like there is lots of interest but not much kit out there.
I hope I dont kick myself for getting my new ( to me ) fFeelander. I could not bring myself to pay anyone else to work on my own vehicle. Perhaps I should not get rid of my old Disco quite yet.

Post #368336 13th Mar 2019 2:56 pm
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Steveja



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Barolo Black

Sorry I have forgot to mention I have a 2011 MY

Post #368337 13th Mar 2019 3:02 pm
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JonMs



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

The dealer tool which presumably does everything is the IDS SDD which is very expensive. Ebay is full of kits like this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-Land-Rov...SwZSFXJexY

Which are far cheaper but I've never heard comment on how good they are. Anyone?

Post #368338 13th Mar 2019 3:14 pm
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WelshWayne21



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Wales 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Zermatt Silver

Hi Steveja have a look at

http://www.lynx-diagnostics.com/land-rover-coverage/freelander-2/

I think its about £260 for single vehicle and about £600 for a the land rover family

Post #368367 13th Mar 2019 10:48 pm
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Badger51



Member Since: 01 Mar 2014
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Australia 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Nazca Sand

I'm generally very happy with the Nanocom Evo but at the moment it only covers up to 2012 models.

https://www.nanocom-diagnostics.com/produc...7-2012-kit 2008 Freelander 2 (Nazca Sand) SE TD4
133000 Km as of 05/19
Superchips Bluefin Flash
Nanocom Evo II

Post #368370 13th Mar 2019 10:51 pm
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RealBeale



Member Since: 13 Jun 2016
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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Sumatra Black

I've got the iCarsoft Lr V2.0
Pleased with it so far,has sorted certain problems I didn't even know I had. At around £130, it's worth it for the DIY'er.
Easy to use and the more you use it, the more you realise there are so many different functions on it.

Post #368372 13th Mar 2019 11:18 pm
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Steveja



Member Since: 14 Oct 2018
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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Barolo Black

Thanks for the help guys. I will try and do some research on these suggestions. Of course the best result is, I buy it,code the keys and then never have to use it again. Plan for worst and hope for the best.

Steve

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thehelper



Member Since: 29 Jul 2018
Location: Cambridgeshire
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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VXDIAG-VCX-NANO-OBD2-Diagnostic-T

I bought a cable and software from a site called British Diagnostics. Complete rubbish, would not work and after one email from the company they ignored me. I got my £99 back only by using Paypals returns system.

I have now just bought a VXDIAG VCX NANO from ebay. EBay item number:233064378977.
I bought from this seller because, unlike most he is uk based.
When the item arrived the software cd was blank but the seller very quickly pointed me to a download site.
All set up now and working now. Note you need WINDOWS 7. But that is easy using a VM.

All seems to work as advertised using SDD I can see and clear fault codes plus read the advice to fix any faults. I have used it to enable "trailer module" which is handy as I have fitted a towbar and tow regularly. Also used it to enable the dipping mirrors on reverse selection, plus it updated the car software.

Well worth the £77.70, the stealer would have charged me that much just to enable trailer module.

Post #368447 15th Mar 2019 5:10 pm
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Largered



Member Since: 10 Jul 2016
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@thehelper what year is your FL2 ?

I would like the LH mirror dip option, although I'm sure it isn't available on the my 09 reg ??

. I use the FL2 for what it was made for. I spend 6mths/yr on a single road trip adventure.

Post #368455 15th Mar 2019 7:16 pm
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3disco



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United Kingdom 

Looks like it is a 2008 in his profile.

Post #368456 15th Mar 2019 7:41 pm
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thehelper



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

Yes 2008, shame it cannot be selected other than with SDD.

Post #368494 16th Mar 2019 3:14 pm
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Steveja



Member Since: 14 Oct 2018
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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Barolo Black

Hi Thehelper

Have you any UK contact details ref the supplier. I'm not getting on to well using the ebay email system.
hope you can help

Steve

Post #368496 16th Mar 2019 3:34 pm
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thehelper



Member Since: 29 Jul 2018
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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

Sorry Steve, all i have is the ebay contact. You could try the Shenzhen Acartool Auto Electronics Co., Ltd facebook page.

But I would just use the contact seller link on ebay.

Steve

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