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    which one to buy

    Hi Guys,
    Can someone tell me which vagcom to buy for a Nov 2001 210bhp S3.
    Do I go for the :
    Package B - "KEY-USB"
    - Enthusiast oriented, portable, expandable
    - USB connection or
    Package D - "HEX-USB+CAN"
    - Professional oriented, portable, expandable
    - USB connection

    What is a CAN-BUS functionality?

    Please advise and thanks in advance.

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    Re: which one to buy

    you wont need canbus for the S3 or any current S3 for that matter. ,

    its for newer Audi's that do their diagnostics over "can-bus" a new method of "talking" to the controllers.


    if you want future proofing and may have other newer Audis in future go for the canbus version,


    I run the hex-usb + can on my s3 for this reason.

    hope this helps.

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    Re: which one to buy

    Thanks for the quick response.
    With the new S3 coming if it ever does! shall have to decide, as you say, have one for the future.

    cheers

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    Re: which one to buy

    i thought on the last S3's they were a k-line and CAN-bus hybrid. CAN was used for the TMC and the DIS.

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    Re: which one to buy

    it is, but not in a diagnostics sense at all.

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    Re: which one to buy

    sorry to jump in but where can something like this be bought for a good price?

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    Re: which one to buy

    There is only one place in the uk www.vag-com.co.uk

    Rich

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    Re: which one to buy

    there is another.

    www.skpang.co.uk

    though i have bought both of mine from the manufacturer direct in the US and they have been brilliant and easy to deal with with lightening fast deliveries considering the distances.


    www.ross-tech.com

 

 

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