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Hi everyone,

Can anyone with experience using this platform give me some insight please.

I'm considering forking out the cash to get it and allow reflashing of a wide range of OEM Ecu's but the US dealer is telling me it can't data log to file and by extension look at logs.

I find this baffling to say the least...this thing is costing close to $9000usd and it can't data log to file??? Anyone with realtime experience...can you confirm this?

Thanks

Chris.

Can anyone shed some insight on this please?

Most OEM ECU don't have built-in logging. Customers log using a Bluetooth OBD2 Interface and apps on their smart phones/tablets. These are the logs sent to the tuners. A common App is Torque Pro. Search for that on You Tube and you'll find lots of videos showing it in use.

What about the autel tools...anyone have experience data logging with them?

be short:

KESS is the tool to read the physical ECU (OEM ECU, not standalone) via OBD2 port and then save the stock file to your computer. Depending on your need, you may want to buy KTAG too (bcos for example some ECUs allow you to read by KESS but when writing it fails - I got several cases llike this)

ECM Titanium is to tune the file you read in step above. After tuning you can write the modified file back to the OEM ECU using KESS

Both KESS and ECM Titanium doesn't have ability to data log. You need other devices such as Autel tablet. For me I work mostly with Ford car so I find that an ELM and Forscan is better than Autel (for Ford only)

So l'm new but am also investigating Ktag, KessV2 and Titanium...

If I understand correctly:

1. Titanium doesn't read, write or clone, only manipulates files?

2. KESS is for reading ECU files via OBDII, but may not be able to write to the ECU in some cases?

3. Ktag is for reading or writing to the ECU, but not through OBDII?

What are the slave units for? How do they work?

Lastly, I will be primarily working on an Audi R8 V8 2014 4.2L , I downloaded the Ksuite app (what is THAT for if you need Titanium to manipulate)? and it doesn't show the KESSv2 ability to use OBDII for my year and engine ECU Bosch9.1.2 (Is this the Definitions file?)