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Maybe the Gen 5 will keep a default for all bottles
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That would be nice.
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Crap. We got one of the first units late in 2016. 3 or 4 benches changed, fuel cap tester changed, nox sensor, tach board changed, loosing obd2 connection, internal leak. I place service calls almost weekly.
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GEN 3 almost froze on me during the ASM testing. This POS is even slower than my SPX. Pathethic..
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OK I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one having this machine. I have had the thing power cycle on me and the middle of a smog,  I have had it give me a low flow warnings where you don't hear anything from the sample probe at all it's just simply dead, I've had the fuel cap tester fail to perform tests in the middle of a smog or I've had it failed to calibrate correctly
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Has everyone's contact RPM probe strain relief failed at the clip by this point? And damaged the wiring. How many years have these things been made with no innovation? Jeff was saying he doesn't like burning tach leads, why are these things not heat shielded?
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i hate it too. i like the SPX version.
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 What the HELL is the DEAL?
Every Fricking morning. NO Fing Dial out. No Dial tone. Check it before I start the test. Dials out at the start of the test. Comes back "No Dial Tone". Check it FAIL. Push Continue again PASS.  FRICKIN DAILY.
Know it going to do it. Hit start up. Check it PASS. Little later, NO DIAL TONE.
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What the HELL is the DEAL?
Every Fricking morning. NO Fing Dial out. No Dial tone. Check it before I start the test. Dials out at the start of the test. Comes back "No Dial Tone". Check it FAIL. Push Continue again PASS.  FRICKIN DAILY.
Know it going to do it. Hit start up. Check it PASS. Little later, NO DIAL TONE.
I thought you were a BETA station. Yours is still on dial up? Mine is instant to VID.
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 Nope. Wish I was.
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I don't know if it's the fact that prior to working for my current employer that the machine I was using must have been such a serious piece of shit. the 1 I have now seems like a great machine though I let met that I have had software issues with the Gen. 3 and the past month where the gas cap test won't engage during a smog or the sample probe doesn't sample. For example my machine the other day failed 0 gas calibration I tried 4 different bottles all bottles failed and in an act of frustration after calling for service I put the original bottle back on it granted at nothing has changed and the machine calibrated fine.
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DLC locator comes in handy. Sucks no exotics locations though.
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I got so mad at the thing losing OBD signal and saying there is no voltage when the lights are on the stupid wand. After 6 tries I lost it and called ESP, I ranted about all the stuff in this thread for 5 minutes and the lady said she would open a complaint to the regional manager or whatever. Doubt that anything will come of it.
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I got so mad at the thing losing OBD signal and saying there is no voltage when the lights are on the stupid wand. After 6 tries I lost it and called ESP, I ranted about all the stuff in this thread for 5 minutes and the lady said she would open a complaint to the regional manager or whatever. Doubt that anything will come of it.
The set up I have now uses a DREW DAD on the side of the machine and a long OBDII cable from it. Hopefully they upgrade you to it sooner rather than later.
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My rather minor gripe is that the new pin probe isn't small enough. It won't fit through the round holes in the tailpipe screen of a 1986 Ford F250. My old one fits and I can do intrusive cat tests and plug the hole with a 3/16" stainless pop rivet.
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 Monday morning. Restart machine, Been on all weekend , Not turned off. Do all the other 3 day things. Go to do bench, SURE NUF, Bar code scanner won't work. Now need to restart machine.

Seems like every Monday, Doesn't matter how I do it I'm restarting the thing TWICE.
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 When they put in Net and get rid of Dial up, YOU WILL LOVE IT
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They already got rid of the phone line, last week.  The service tech was able to duplicate the sporadic behavior I was experiencing, and shot-gunned a scanner gun, scanner cord, and software version "1801", in addition to the wireless internet connection.  Everything seems to be a lot better, except for the screen pauses during ASM, which seem to be slightly worse.

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We were experiencing fuel cap cal problems, came in one day and the nipple into the analyzer had broken off.

It should be very simple to install a gen 2 hose onto it.

Today the SPX box got me 2 restarts on a camry, when I plugged the clip on RPM probe the system crashed.

Yelled at ESP for awhile.
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