True for the Cambiocorsas - don't know about the manual transmissions.As some of you know by now I want a 6 speed with skyhook....I was told by a non-service tech(not Maserati) that they can plug into the OBD and tell me the life left on the clutch? Sounds TOO good to be true.....set me straight guys and gals! dogdoc
Like I said, I suspect they are too steep for the likes of meI have seen used SD2's for about $10K .
I had a VAG tool for my Audi. It was great. My understanding is that it involved getting the hardware interface right (pin-outs on the cable) and developing a software interface that made sense of the various ECU settings that could be played with, like automatic doors locks at speed or one-touch windows, etc. Unless our cars have a Fiat ECU , I don't think there's a big enough base to make all that development worthwhile for Masers... BWAre the manufacturer specific codes available anywhere? Ross-tech managed to get all of the VAG ones & compile them into a cheap little windows App which did nearly all the things the big VAG tool could do. I'm assuming there's a list of them in the SD2 manuals or even in the workshop manuals.. fingers crossed someone fancies making a mini SD2
Thank you for the comprehensive answer.For what its worth the SD2 has been replaced by the SD3, which we spent about $20k on.
The SD3 talks to the ECU, TCU, and other computers in the car, where I believe the standard OBD is only talking to the ECU.
The TCU stores codes and settings related to the transmission, its sensors, and its configuration. When a clutch is replaced the life sensor is reset, and the kiss-point is calibrated for proper engagement. This has to be done with the car warm and while driving. If done at a third party shop, the calibration could be close, but not right, and you'll likely have faster than normal clutch wear, and you won't be able to get a correct wear readout. The other part of this is that I have seen a car that had its wear sensor reset, but did not have a new clutch, so even that must be taken with a grain of salt.
I sent these guys an e-mail just to see...
thanks Head..... just in front of my eyes.......under the dash in the carpeted area of the lower dashboard Drivers side foot well should be a plastic cover labeled OBED If memory serves it is between the steering column and the center console