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P38 V8 diagnostics scanner ?

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by headlight, Oct 12, 2019.

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  1. headlight

    headlight Active Member

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    What is recommended ?
    Vehicle will probably be a 99-2002 4.6 Thor.
    I see the Nanocom mentioned a lot which from what I have seen is the best part of £500 ?
    The icarsoft says it is suitable for "Range Rover P38 2001 onwards Petrol only" & "Range Rover 1999-2013" & is only about £100 ?
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    There is a reason the Nanocom is the best part of £500.00.
     
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    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    There is better than Nanocom but it’s less versatile and big bucks.
    Nanocom does 99.9% for fraction of the price. Everything you’ll ever need for a P38.

    Icarsoft works well with 2003+ RRs. It does state later petrol P38s but not sure it will do much considering Gems/Thor are quite specific
     
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    So although the icarsoft says it is suitable for "Range Rover P38 2001 onwards Petrol only" & "Range Rover 1999-2013" really it is not worth buying & the Nanocom is the only one worth having ?
    I was considering buying a diagnostic scanner before I have even bought the vehicle.
    If the sellers would let me I would then check for fault codes when viewing.
     
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    Nanocom is the way to go for the P38.
     
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    Rubberknees Well-Known Member

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    Me and a pal have Icarsoft 2 works brill on his 2010 RR sport and other newer RR's, very limited on a P38. Tried on mine shows engine, SRS and ABS only
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    I wouldn't. OBD2 will probably talk to thor engine although not tried. EAS unlock suite is free and just needs a cable. That will sort most issues and if there are other issues you can invest if you keep it.
     
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