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I am looking into getting one of these but would like some recomendations first please. i'm guessing that by buying one myself, i will save some cash over taking it to a garage to have that faults read.

 

What you got, how much was it and where did you get it from?

 

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We've moved this topic into the correct section.

 

Cheers, thought it should have been here. Honest! :innocent:

 

 

PM SteveB as he sells fault code readers, really easy to use and well worth the money!

 

cheers

 

 

i got one from steve a good bit of kit and easy to use come with software :thumb:

 

Maybe i could rent yours? :)

 

Definetly want to avoid the stuff on ebay.

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All the Escorts except engine code L1K are EEC-IV. L1K is EEC-V and is OBD-II compliant so will work with the cheap code readers from ebay and the like.

 

L1K has a close coupled CAT so they're pretty easy to spot. You can also tell by looking at your diagnostic socket.

 

http://158.143.56.200/~steve/sockets.jpg

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All the Escorts except engine code L1K are EEC-IV. L1K is EEC-V and is OBD-II compliant so will work with the cheap code readers from ebay and the like.

 

L1K has a close coupled CAT so they're pretty easy to spot. You can also tell by looking at your diagnostic socket.

 

http://158.143.56.200/~steve/sockets.jpg

 

Steve,

 

Thanks very much for that! The socket on my '99 1.8 TD is the EEC - V socket (it is a N. Ireland car) - does that mean the cheapo readers on fleabay would be able to read my fault codes?

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All the Escorts except engine code L1K are EEC-IV. L1K is EEC-V and is OBD-II compliant so will work with the cheap code readers from ebay and the like.

 

L1K has a close coupled CAT so they're pretty easy to spot. You can also tell by looking at your diagnostic socket.

 

http://158.143.56.200/~steve/sockets.jpg

 

Steve,

 

Thanks very much for that! The socket on my '99 1.8 TD is the EEC - V socket (it is a N. Ireland car) - does that mean the cheapo readers on fleabay would be able to read my fault codes?

 

Yes, EEC-V is OBD-II compliant, so the cheapo readers will work fine.

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