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2 hours ago, spudulike said:

That's eye wateringly expensive, I wonder what the mark up is.

I have couple of other diagnostic kits (texa, candoo), and believe it or not this is actually on the cheap(er) side.

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That's eye wateringly expensive, I wonder what the mark up is.
Ah the old 'software is free'. True enough the markup on raw materials is enormous for a downloadable product but the development cost have to be recovered.

Actually I guess they make enough saws to recover the development costs that way, the price is probably set to discourage homeowners from buying it and being a pain in the backside to support. Better all round for business if you take saw to a dealer.

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48 minutes ago, Dan Maynard said:

Ah the old 'software is free'. True enough the markup on raw materials is enormous for a downloadable product but the development cost have to be recovered.

Actually I guess they make enough saws to recover the development costs that way, the price is probably set to discourage homeowners from buying it and being a pain in the backside to support. Better all round for business if you take saw to a dealer.

Id be curious as to the development costs Vs the money/time saved in maintenance etc by having obd. 

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Id be curious as to the development costs Vs the money/time saved in maintenance etc by having obd. 

You KNOW you want one! 🤠

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Just now, Ratman said:


You KNOW you want one! emoji6.png🤠

Of course I do but not when I could use that money on a 500iw 😂

 

I'd be curious to know how you get on with it. I'm not sure, at least in my experience of fixing saws, what I would gain from having the obd 

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On 21/06/2021 at 13:24, Turn N Burn said:

0457_368_0016_A_K14.pdfSorted!0457_368_0016_A_K14.pdf

 

Received the diagnostic kit today and the username and password is included in the kit, on an official Stihl label. So it's not (or no longer is) just a dealer only login to download. However it's a pretty big setup .exe file, around 950 MB or so.

 

The version which downloaded was version: 3.16.1 - Build: 3. Following install the program pulled down another database update. It looks like the program periodically checks for database updates. This doesn't require any logins etc.

 

I've attached the installation instructions, in case anyone wants to see.

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Many thanks for posting that info!

 

Just need to find the same thing now for Husqvarna's CST.

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