2022 PCMTuner 1.23 vs. ECUHELP ECU Bench Tool

2022 ECU programmer comparison: PCMTuner 1.23 Magic Car Tool and ECUHELP ECU Bench Tool.

Product name V1.23 PCMTuner ECUHELP ECU Bench Tool
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Reference price €442 €313
Master version Yes Yes
Software pcmtuner v1.23: check wiring diagram

pcmflash v1.20: read& write ECU via OBD/Bench/Boot

VZperformance: for tuner support, have VR file and many damaos

ECUHelp 2.0: check wiring diagram, download VR files and tuning files and support ECU service

EBT- Amt Bench Service Tool software: Read & write ECU via Bench

Software language English, Russian English
Operating system Win7, Win10 Win7, Win10
Support online update 1.pcmtuner software can be updated online.

2.Pcmflash software cannot update directly! It is done thru buying a new PCMTuner USB dongle when the new version comes out.

Yes
Read & write ECU data Yes (via OBD/ Bench/ Boot Mode) Yes (via Bench Mode)
Read & write Gearbox Yes No
ECU clone Yes Yes
ECU parameter adjustment Yes Yes
ECU maintenance engineering Yes Yes
Chip tuning Yes Yes
Read ECU maps Yes Yes
Checksum correction Yes Yes
Stage1-3, gearbox tuning, LC, sportdisplay, immo off, adblue off, dpf off, dtc off, vmax, swirl off Yes Yes (gearbox tuning is not supported)
Read flash and ep files Yes Yes
Powertrain adjustment Yes Yes
VR files  supply Yes Yes
Pinout comewith Yes No
Helpdesk and tuner account Yes Yes
OBD2 reading Yes No
Cover-free wielding-free no disassembly data reading, greatly reduce the risk of destroying the ECU, bench mode Yes Yes
Cover-opening data reading, boot mode Yes No
Support ECU types V1.23 Pcmtuner support ECU list

Doesn’t support the following ECUs:

l  Bosch MDG1 based on Motorola MPC5777 / Aurix TC2xx microprocessor

l  Bosch EDC16 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor

l  VAG/VOLVO MED9 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor

l  Bench mode: Bosch MEDC17 based on TriCore microprocessor.

l  Bench mode: Bosch MDG1 based on Motorola MPC5777 / Aurix TC2xx microprocessor

l  Bench mode: Bosch EDC16 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor.

l  Bench mode: VAG/VOLVO MED9 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor (Other brands using ME(D)9 are currently not supported, will be added in future)

ECU Bench Tool support list

To sum up:

1.PCMTuner advantages:

  • Support ECU reading via OBD
  • Support gearbox reading and writing
  • Support Pinout comewith

 

2.ECU Bench Tool advantages:

Support the following ECUs via Bench while pcmtuner doesn’t support.

  • Bosch MDG1 based on Motorola MPC5777 / Aurix TC2xx microprocessor
  • Bosch EDC16 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor.
  • VAG MED9 based on Motorola MPC5xx microprocessor
  • Price is cheaper

 

How to use PCMTuner and ECU Bench Tool?

1.PCMTuner

Connection diagram (via OBD/Bench/Boot)

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Pcmtuner software download

PCMtuner software installation and use video:

Reference: V1.21 PCMtuner software installation guide

 

Please kindly notice:

The newest pcmtuner software is V1.2.3 now. It has fixed the register problem and displays the expiry date at the bottom right corner. Update the software directly in your pcmtuner ECU programmer.

Don’t update pcmflash software!!!

 

2.ECU Bench Tool

Connection diagram (via Bench)

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ECU Bench Tool software download

ECU Bench Tool software installation and use video:

Reference: ECU BENCH TOOL Software Free Download & Installation Guide

 

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