So I'm looking at getting a newer code reader to replace my ancient OTC unit I can no longer get cartridges for. Looking at the Zurich brand from Harbor Freight.
Any opinions ? suggestions, other brands ? Let me know what you guys think out there.
I bought a Zurich ZR11S. Compatability with out 2 Mercedes was important.
The thing with the Zurich scanners is to make sure of two things on the Company website, not anything harbor freight has set up in store: 1) it covers all the models you want or expect in the future; 2) that it does all the functions for that model.
In our case, with the Mercs, there were lower level cheaper models that said they worked with the cars... yeah, OK, but reading further they would read all systems and types of codes. IIRC some of them would only do tmps and related codes, but not engine/emissions related ones? It's was something weird like that. It would only read certain ones, or not clear some, something totally asinine.
But anyways, got ours on a good sale. You just missed their 30% off anything coupon. Wait for a decent sale price or a good discount coupon before pulling the trigger IMO.
Other than that issue of finding the right one that not only listed out makes/models but had full capability within the model? No complaints.