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Diesel Engine Diagnosis Scan tool or laptop recommendations

First time poster needs a little help:

I own a diesel repair facility and my techs have different opinions on our future tech upgrades. We need to upgrade our diesel engine diagnosis capabilities with a new scan tool or lap top.

I am leaning toward a lap top and just doing direct with the manufacturers for their software: Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Benz, Ford Etc.

That being said, the cost to do that is very high and there appears to be a very big learning curve when using all these dealer specific software packages. I also know too scan tools have limitations compared to actually using the dealer specific software. We do require to sometimes flash ECMs and do some of the injector/cylinder cut off testing where most of the scan tools can't perform those tasks. We also work on just about any size truck with any manufacturer you can think of (Sprinter vans, straight trucks to Semis and everything in between)so that also is challenging to find a universal product that can meet all our needs.

Any and all input from diesel mechanics are appreciated in recommendations.

Thank you,

Kensington Diesel
Brighton Michigan
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