Obdexpress.co.uk engineer suggested:PCMTUNER is used to program gearbox & ECU more while CGDI FC200 works for BOSCH ECU more. It’s mainly depended on the supported ECU coverage. Both are professional ECU tools. Any questions welcome to contact online service for a check.
However, if you want to know more differences, move forward. Below is a comparison table to let you be clear at a glance.
|ECU Coverage||PCMtuner ECU List||FC200 ECU List|
|ECU Types||Bosch, Magneti Marelli, Continental or Siemens||Bosch|
|Software Language||English, Russian||English, French, Spanish, Polish, Traditional/Simplified Chinese|
|Dongle||USB Smart Dongle||×|
|Online Programming||VR need online||√ (with 12V power supply)|
|ECU Search Rules||By ecu no. or car brand||By bosch ecu no. or car brand|
|Operation Mode||OBD, bench, boot||OBD, bench, boot|
|Wiring Diagram||Check in PCMTuner, update online||Check in device|
|Tuner Account for DPF, EGR, Adblue Off & Remap||√||×|
|Read & Modify BMW ISN/VIN||×||√|
|Checksum||√||Workable online when subscription is active|
|Activation||Provide SN & registered email||Provide SN|
|License||67 modules in 1||Full license|
|Solder-free Adapters||×||Optional FC200 Adapters: no disassembly for 6HP, 8HP, MSV90, N55, N20, B48, B58, B38, etc.|
|Update||PCMTuner free update online, PCM-Flash update by new dongle||1 year free|
PCMTUNER vs. CGFC200
- PCMTuner supports to work on Bosch, Magneti Marelli, Continetial or Siemens while CG FC200 only supports Bosch and certain old Siemens.
- PCMTuner supports paid virtual reading online while CG FC200 does not.
- PCMTuner has its own tuner account for paid dpf, egr, adblue off and remap while CG FC200 does not.
- PCMTuner supports to do checksum while CG FC200 is only workable online during subscription period.
- CG FC200 has more protocols than PCMTuner.
- CG FC200 support multi-languages while PCMTuner only supports English & Russian.
- CG FC200 supports to read & modify BMW ISN, VIN while PCMTuner cannot.
- PCMTuner is cheaper but cannot do BMW ECUs(EDC17xx, etc.)
For mainly doing ECU chip tuning or programming more ECUs, PCMTuner is recommended & good-value.
For reading & modifying BMW ISN or programming mostly Bosch ecus, CG FC200 is recommended.