If I had to guess then I’d say that the item shamefully missing from most modern household garages or sheds has to be the ecu scanner / engine management light reader / engine diagnostic reader or whatever you care to call those mystical machines that go ping!.. in the hands of the AA / RAC / Service mechanic or local mechanic, as you wait for the sharp draw of breath…
if you don’t want to read?…, then the Autel AL519 unpacking video is at the bottom.
Well I’ve finally got one. With three cars recently at the mercy of the darned engine management light blinking at me or sneering at me, I bit the bullet. I researched the heck out of it for all of two days, then with £50 to spend I hit the amazon account and took up one one time ‘Prime offer’ for free next-day delivery. Turned out the Autel AL519 was only £49.33 on Prime so happy days. I could have saved another £2.45 if I wanted to wait an extra four days for delivery. Not me I wanted it now, well tomorrow*.
*It also turns out that I didn’t get it out the box for a week so another pointless prime cash-in but impulse is impluse. If anyone’s interested, it did turn up next-day at the prescribed time, so well done Amazon.
I think that I’ve got about as good as I could do with my buck. The final purchase came down to the Autel AL519 OBD2 & CAN (whatever CAN means?). So, watch the vid, it’s short so don’t put the kettle on.
Well if you’re still interested I’m going to put this beauty into action, in true numpty style and see what I do with it. I’ll post any links as they happen. Ta ta