Autel MD808 vs. Launch CRP129: Autel wins!

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A quick look of the Autel MaxiDAS MD808 capabilities

Testing on a 2016 Corolla

 

Note: not sponsored or affiliated with Autel anyway

 

Boot up quickly, for 4 seconds around

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Enter generic OBDII (check Engine symbol)

Connect in generic mode – fast

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Read codes: stored codes, pending codes, permanent codes

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Enter live data – PID loading quickly

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Using the custom list to graph some live data

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Short term fuel trim and RPM should work for this test

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Maximum graphs allowed is only 2 at a time

 

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There is also no amplitude adjustment for the graphs

 

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At least the graphs has a quick response time

A combined graph

Have to edit the contrast because it is difficult to see

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Personally would not recommend using the merged graphs because it’s not easy to see and keep track

I guess, in some occasion, having a merged graph is better than none

 

Enter on-board monitor test (mode 6)

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Toyota

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Looks like the monitor id’s are translated

Non-translated id’s will show up in HEX like ($01)

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Mis-fire monitor data

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Purge flow monitor

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Looks like not all test id’s are translated

Non-translated id’s can make some diagnosis difficult

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Also not all the test id’s applies to this vehicle

Here’s an example of translated id’s of the same car from my another scanner

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Exit the main menu

 

On to the enhanced portion of Autel MD808 (the one that reads Scan)

 

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Here is the major downside of this scanner

There’s no auto id

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The scanner is updated, but for some reason, the latest is the year 2014 (the vehicle is a 2016)

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Good luck on knowing the engine

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All vehicle information

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Auto scan

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Since the scanner is a regular MD808, it will show Engine, Trans, ABS and SRS only

If someone here is looking for MD808 for full-system diagnostic, you can go to http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/autel-maxidiag-md808-pro.html

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Enter ECU and read live data

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The data list seems to be mixed around where some can be graphed and some cannot

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But there seems to be a bit of second lag when existing the control unit

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I give this Autel MD808 a 3.9 Star as a first impression because it could be better for its price. (Rating may change after further testing)

 

At least compared to the Launch crp129 I used in the past, the MD808 is the clear winner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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