Originally Posted by gtv dude
Its suitable for all cars from jan 1 2001,all cars from this date have to be EOBD,which is european onboard diagnostics.All cars have to have the same 16 pin socket,so it should work on all cars after this date.
I'll let you know if its any good,anything to save going in the dealership and getting ripped off.
I now have my code reader,it works!
I bought the cheapest one,it says its a generic code reader,but on using it,the codes that came up were manufacturer specific,only thing is i aint got the manufacturers code meanings.
The reader comes with a book with all the generic code meanings,they all start with a 0,the manufacturers start with a 1.
the codes which the reader read were 1172 and 1175,if they had have been 0172 and 0175,they would have translated as fuel mixture too rich on both banks.Through looking at these forums, it looks like my afm has started to fail,and it does seem to be gobbling the fuel.
The code reader will also extinguish the engine warning light,if you let it read the codes 4 times, it will put it out.
When i get a new afm, i will tell you all if this is the case but so far so good.
Im going to try the pierburg afm,the bosch item is now £170,and its dealer only,i think ive found the correct pierburg afm,its off a mercedes E270cdi.if anyone can tell me if this is correct,it would be appreciated,it retails at £48,and the code starts with A611,but it doesn't tell you rest,it's got to be worth a go at that price!