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hey all,

i'm rehabbing this 06 RRS, and it's LOUSY with faults. i'd like to buy a comprehensive scan tool that can dig deep into EAS, ABS, and other stuff that your generic tools can't. also, i'd like to be able to program some additional keys for both of my solo-key rovers.

i think i'm narrowed down to the GAP IIDTool BT and the NANOCOM EVO

i see some rave reviews of the GAP tool, but i also see people putting the EVO at the top of the food chain. NANOCOM suggests that their tools are vehicle specific, meaning i can't use it on the RRS and the D2 i guess?

the GAP tool will work for both? program keys?

looking forward to your input.
 

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Hi. AFAIK the GAP tool will not work on a D2 only D3/RRS or beyond... if you want one tool for both D2 and RRS then nanocom is the way to go as to buy a basic kit for one of the vehicles and the unlock code for the other, e.g
1. https://www.nanocom-diagnostics.com/shop/product/ncom04
2. https://www.nanocom-diagnostics.com/shop/product/ncom51
or the RRS basic kit and unlock codes for D2, see in "Shop" , same finality

click on "Emulator" in the top bar in one of those links and you can select any vehice's system and play to make an ideea also you have instructional videos and guides in the "download and support" section

A cheaper version which covers all LR's and has quite good coverage for D2 and RRS(can't do so many things like nanocom but way more than a generic scanner) is this https://www.ebay.com/itm/FOXWELL-NT520-PRO-LAND-ROVER-JAGUAR-DIAGNOSTIC-SCANNER-TOOL-SRS-ABS-ENGINE-NT510-/182919905817 , download and see the "Special functions list" (which is for the first version of the tool) https://docdro.id/3TP8YnZ

Nanocom and Foxwell were tested by me and can vouch for them, i won't recommend other, i can just warn you to beware of iLand or iCarsoft which are full of sh*t IMO
 

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thanks for that, i saw "discovery" and my brain omitted the "3, 4" from the GAP tool page. well it looks like i'm super narrowed down to NANOCOM.

i've read about AUTEL and FOXWELL etc... not really on my radar. the NANOCOM can program keys, and is only marginally more expensive with the additional license activation.

thanks fery!
 

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You will be very happy with the Nanocom. I am. :nerd
Very much worth the money.
 

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Bought the Nanocom and after a long hassle setup ... it consistently refuses to connect to the ECU and Hella Cruise Control ..

They also do not include the D1 and D2 in the same unit .. forcing you to buy another Nanocom if you have a D1
 

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Bought the Nanocom and after a long hassle setup ... it consistently refuses to connect to the ECU and Hella Cruise Control ..

They also do not include the D1 and D2 in the same unit .. forcing you to buy another Nanocom if you have a D1
I think you are doing something wrong or didnt follow well the user guides... especially that there is no nanocom option for D1 but if it was nobody forces you to buy another Nanocom only a vehicle unlock code to update the existing unit as it's available for D3, RRS, Freelander 2, etc.
 

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I “ordered” the nanocom for my RRS, but they sent me an email saying that they manually process each order and they probably won’t get to min until Monday. Their communication is TERRIBLE. I’ve been trying to ask you them questions, and I get a very short response every two days at the soonest. I’ve never had such a hard time buying anything.

I think that it’s super scamtastic that they want to charge for two modules for the D2.

I’m excited to have the tool if/when it ever arrives, but my experience dealing with nanocom has been the pits, and I pray that I never need their support.
 

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I think you are doing something wrong or didnt follow well the user guides... especially that there is no nanocom option for D1 but if it was nobody forces you to buy another Nanocom only a vehicle unlock code to update the existing unit as it's available for D3, RRS, Freelander 2, etc.
Ok dude. Perhaps I'm not communicating enough.

One Nanocom will work on 3 different Land Rovers. But if you have a DI and a DII you will have to buy TWO Nanocoms. One Nanocom will not work for both - and it should. Instead your DII will work on the RR P38 and some other obscure LR.

So you are therefore ... FORCED to buy another one .. if you own a DI and want to use the Nanocom for it.

And as I said before ... They have a cumbersome download process I don't want deal with. I want to buy something and have it work. Not spend 4 hours figuring it out. I followed the directions and did everything correct. It will not connect to the ECU (error ECU communication error) or Sync the odometer to the BCU. It's not working correctly post brain transplant.
 

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Ok dude. Perhaps I'm not communicating enough.

One Nanocom will work on 3 different Land Rovers. But if you have a DI and a DII you will have to buy TWO Nanocoms. One Nanocom will not work for both - and it should. Instead your DII will work on the RR P38 and some other obscure LR.

So you are therefore ... FORCED to buy another one .. if you own a DI and want to use the Nanocom for it.
WRONG again... you can set one nanocom to work on all vehicles which have an available unlock code for sale, not the case for D1 at all

My apologies but i have serious doubts about how you work with the information from theyr's site or how you understand those guides as long as you keep insisting that you are forced to buy another nanocom for a D1 while D1 is not a nanocom option whatsoever but if it was only an unlock code is needed not another unit

IIRC you've had ECU communication problems with other type of tester too which worked for other users and you blamed the tester again so maybe if you'll try with the 3'rd type of tester and still no comms you should blame the ECU/the vehicle's data link or ask somebody to help directly maybe you are missing something
 

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I think it’s sort of scam-tastic that they make you purchase two licenses to work on D2.
 

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They've split the engine code as it's present on Defenders too also there are two engine codes for the D2, diesel and petrol so for a D2 if that's the main vehicle you buy the unit which contains the systems and the engine at your choice then you can buy codes for other vehicles.... it can be usefull if you have a diesel D2 and a Defender with same engine cos then you have to buy just the system codes for the Defender as the engine is already covered by the D2 code.
 

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yes i understand the delineation there, but it seems a bit of a money-grab when they could just say "oh you're buying for D2, you get these two codes"

anyway, i used the Euro hack and saved myself about $50. they finally took my money and hopefully i have it soon.

i guess i'll fork over ANOTHER $120 when it's time to chase after my three amigos
 

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I have a Autel AL619 Autolink Engine/ABS/SRS. off Amazon. It is cheap and reads all engine codes, ABS and SRS codes and was cheap. I have a 03 D2 so I am sure it works just as well on newer rovers.
 

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Nanocom has a forum that you can search for most of these exact answers to problems.

Bought the Nanocom and after a long hassle setup ... it consistently refuses to connect to the ECU and Hella Cruise Control ..
Nanocom user error if the CC works... or... your CC unit crapped out on you and is why the Nanocom doesn't connect to it.
This is what I do to access the Hella CC unit:
turn the ignition key to the second position,
press your CC button on the console,
insert the ODB plug for the Nanocom,
wait for it to power up,
click ahead until you reach the Hella CC Unit page,
search for CC trouble codes,
clear CC trouble codes,
now you are connected to the Hella CC unit via Nanocom.

... But if you have a DI and a DII you will have to buy TWO Nanocoms. One Nanocom will not work for both - and it should. Instead your DII will work on the RR P38 and some other obscure LR.

So you are therefore ... FORCED to buy another one .. if you own a DI and want to use the Nanocom for it.
The only legacy Land Rovers that are covered by Nanocom is the Disco 2, P38 and the Td5/PUMA Defenders so it can't be used on a Disco 1.

And as I said before ... They have a cumbersome download process I don't want deal with. I want to buy something and have it work. Not spend 4 hours figuring it out. I followed the directions and did everything correct. It will not connect to the ECU (error ECU communication error) or Sync the odometer to the BCU. It's not working correctly post brain transplant.
It's best to keep your Nanocom updated. What Firmware version do you have? The most recent out now is 1.35 beta II. Sometimes with an firmware update you'll have to choose "Overwrite Target Config" and then reinsert your codes to fix an issue.
As for the BCU/odometer swap on a D2...
IMPORTANT NOTE. If the BCU is replaced and the mileage value in the replacement is higher than the one shown in the Instrument pack, then using the Sync BCU to Odometer function will result in having the higher value mileage shown in the vehicle.

I have a Autel AL619 Autolink Engine/ABS/SRS. off Amazon. It is cheap and reads all engine codes, ABS and SRS codes and was cheap. I have a 03 D2 so I am sure it works just as well on newer rovers.
Reading and clearing codes is a lot different than changing ECU, BCU configurations like the Nanocom does. From my experience the cheaper Autel, iCarsoft, Vgate and Ancel were crap diagnostic testers for Land Rovers.
IMHO the Foxwell NT520 beats these 4 testers.
 

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I have been using a Foxwell for the past two days, because my EVO won’t arrive until Monday. It’s a pretty good tool, and I’m starting to wonder if I really needed the EVO.

Oh well.
 

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I've got both. I keep the Foxwell in my wife's BMW X5 since I now have a Nanocom for my Disco 2.
 
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