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EUCLEIA TabScan S8 Reviews: Good! Same as what’s displayed at

EUCLEIA TabScan S8 Review:

Finally, i received my new toy, EUCLEIA TabScan S8, off

I bought it for the good price but very powerful functions. Hope it won’t upset me.








The TabScan S8 has a wide vehicle coverage like AUTEL or LAUNCH X431 scan tools.

It covers vehicles made in the USA, Europe, Asia incl China and India.

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TabScan S8 for American cars:

Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Gm, Jeep


TabScan S8 for European cars:

Bmw, Citroen, Dacia, Fiat Honda Jaguar Lancia LandRover Mini Opel Perodua Peugeot Porsche,

Proton, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Sprinter, Vauxhall, Volvo, VW, VW CV, Abarth, Acura, Alfa, Audi, Mercedes-Benz


TabScan S8 for Asian cars:

Daewoo, Daihatsu, Hyundai, Hyundai CV, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Nissan GTR, Scion, Ssangyong, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota


TabScan S8 for Chinese cars:

DFXK, BAIC Motor, Foton, BaicHs, BAICSenova, Borgward, BYD, ChangAn, Chery, Chery_NE, DFFG, Emgrand, EngLon, Geely, Gleagle, Greatwall, Hafei, Brilliance, JAC, Karry, LIFAN, MAPLE, Saicmg, Rely, Riich, Saicmaxus, SGMW, SMA, ChangheSuzuki. ZOTYE, TJFAW



TabScan S8 for Indian cars:

Tata, Mahindra, Maruti





Read and clear DTC, live data, active test, ECU information, freeze frame etc.

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TabScan S8 diagnostic tutorial can be found at





Service functions:

ABS Bleeding, Battery Matching, CVT Reset, CKP Learning, Immobilizer, Oil Service, EPB Reset, TPMS, Throttle Reset, SAS Reset, SRS Reset, RCMM,DPF Reset, head light matching ,injector programing, windows initialization study, Air suspension matching, seat matching, language change, tire modified.


I like this part:)



Brush hiding functions (VW, Audi, Skoda,Seat and constantly adding)









System functions:

The system also includes the most recent auto-VIN technology that identifies vehicles with one touch and exclusive auto-scan function. One-click clear DTCs, one-click update, data record and replay, workshop manager, database query, repair video research, vehicle data manager, etc.




So far, all i have is the same as what’s displayed and talked in the site I will test it with cars in my repair shop and report the result.






Ford diagnostic with China copy: Forscan vs VCM2 vs VXDiag Nano

This is for those who are looking for a good Ford diagnostic and programming tool off China, including Ford VCM 2, Allscanner VXDIAG VCX NANO for Ford and ELS27 adapter with Forscan software.


Ford VCM 2:

VCM II is the right choice, if you buy a good clone with a good serial.

It has full chips and high quality.

(The best should be VCM 2 SP177-C1

Why SP177-C1 is the best: )

Suggest to buy an old laptop with at least 3gb of memory and 256gb disk drive. I

It functions flawlessly including updating it and adding wireless to it with a pair of the proper wifi dongles.

You use VCM II for Pass Thru for Xentry, HDS, TIS, GS2, JLR, Volvo, Nissan Consult and numerous other. Right people can flash it Maserati/Ferrari.

But be careful programming!

Just slightly more expensive then VXDIAG nano.


Vxdiag VCX Nano Ford:


For diagnostic, it is the same as VCM2.

And Vxdiag for reprogramming is slower than VCM2.

But for new software, Vxdiag is better because (black list) only if you have VCM2 with not blacklisted serial.


Keep in mind when purchasing a vcm2 that there are look alike ones out there that are vcx nanos in vcm2 clothing. (I made that mistake as well lol) Buy it from someone who shows photos of the inside. the fake vcm2 will have a single pcb with one main chip and not allot else going on. A good vcm2 has a second pcb on a riser with two noticeable capacitors on it and both boards a nearly covered with components.




A real ELS27 should show STN2120 V4.1.1 (ELM327 v1.3a). A real ELS27 has a special version of the STN1170, I think with bigger buffers or something. The clone most likely has a microchip microcontroller with cloned/hacked firmware and may not even have the real STN1170 firmware. Furthermore, looking at some of the clones, they probably do not support all the interfaces that a real ELS27 does. If your car needs one of the special buses other than MS and HSCAN, the clone probably won't work.


That is, ELM327 clones support only canbus and not J1850, extra parts are needed for that interface

You could check by opening up the adapter and looking at the PCB traces and components to see if anything is connected to pins 2 and 10 of the ODB connector. If nothing is connected then there's no J1850 support.

PIC24HJ128GP is just the microntroller and FTDI refers to the serial to USB chip. Doesn't tell you if J1850. If the chip inside is marked PIC24HJ128GP or similar you can say for sure it is a clone, the real chips are marked STN1170 or STN2120. The real chips are nothing more than a PIC series micrcontroller programmed with the authentic firmware.


So, if you want a tool only supports CAN BUS, it’s worth ELS27 China clone, confirmed to work perfectly like the ELM327 clones.



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Ford IDS vs UCDSYS vs ForScan vs FoCCCus: Which best for F150 truck?

What are the “pay for use” options for Ford F150 truck diagnostics: VCM 2 IDS or UCDSYS or ForScan or FoCCCus? What is the best?


Here you go. Tips and guides for you, also incl. test reports from users.



You can buy a VCM II and lease out time to use IDS from websites that partner with Ford. I think it is around a $80 a day, It isn’t something most people consider and I haven’t looked into it too hard.


Hacked IDS on VMWare


A good VCMII clone (from a trusted source and not eBay) can be had for $175 and is a good choice for anyone thinking of doing firmware updates with FORScan. It's much better & faster than an ELM27 or ELS27 adapter for firmware flashing.


hints of where to look:




The UCDS adapter is also great for flashing


google it but have google translate extension setup in your browser first. They want to sell their product to more people but I feel it is best to leave that one alone too unless if you absolutely understand what you are buying and understand there are no F150 profiles for it.



- not practical for F150s but it is good to know about. Google that one too.



- The best option regardless of potential future costs. It has the largest user base, the most support groups, and is undoubtedly the most functional. IDS can do some things better but unless if you have money to burn you are already in the best place.


Pros working for tested IPC firmware upgrade on Fusion (tried to install IPC from Mondeo and program it). This operation with ELS27 (fastest ELM327-compatible adapter we know) did take 1 hour 20 minutes. Same procedure on UCDS required about 20 minutes.


Note: You cant tune with forscan. You need specialized tools for that. Forscan wont read the strategy from the ECM/ECU (whatever you want to call it) and they're not a business. Its a forum of russians that reverse-engineered Ford's IDS


Test and review: started with FORScan on 2018 F150 Lariat FX4 Sport (501A) 3.5L GTDI w/ Max Trailer Tow (1/31/18 delivery).


the changes I made:

Auto Start/Stop - disable (haven't done the optional display or button yet)

Double-honk w/ key disable (gotta do this on my other Ford also!)

2 Push Panic button on Fob

GT Display option

Engine & Transmission Temps above display (FANTASTIC when I start towing!)

Fake Engine Sound (* I used the EASY version on this one, because I was skeptical the single value change would not remove other functionality. It worked, and kept the other value location I was watching unchanged.)

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