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Hi everyone. My check engine light has come on. Does anyone in London have a copy of DAS and feel up to doing a scan for me? Richard (near Paddington)
 

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Im in south...
I allready offer it if is driving to me, but is too far for a scan.
Thanks, it is too far, especially as I’m not minded to make a long drive in case there’s something properly amiss. I know I’ve said it before, but I will be getting my own kit as soon as I have £500 to spare - I’ll be in touch then. 👍🏻
 

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I'm up in southern Yorkshire (soon Sheffield). That's still quite a bit of a drive for you, but I'd do it for free :). However, considering the drive, it's probably cheaper and simpler to just go to the nearest MB indy. It costs between £50 and £80 to do a read+reset+short drive+read but they will give you the result from that last read (which is the one that matters really).

If it's "only" the check engine light, any third party reader would probably give you what you want. Probably, but not guaranteed - no matter what people tell you, they do not give you everything from everything in the car!
 

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The De Facto reader is Das !
but most modern Diagnostic machines and im not talking mickey mouse cheap readers ! can read and do a hell of a lot more now days !
My Diagnostics does Ferrari , Lambo Aston Martin. …….. etc
I have three diagnostics that get me ouut of trouble so a Das is not neessary req at times i find. 😎😎
 

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I have a very good mechanic who specialises in french and Italian cars. He has all the kit for those and another 8 grand spent on stuff for the others people come in with occasionally, but he doesn’t have DAS. Sure I can take it to him and he can use the SnapOn, but I really don’t want to be playing parts darts if it is ‘something’, so I thought I’d try here first. My local Mercedes indie isn’t answering the phone 🤷🏼‍♂️
 

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I’m kind of disappointed that there’s isn’t anyone here in the middle of the great metropolis that is able (or wants) to help me out. I’m taking it to my guy on Monday lunchtime. Something tells me that when I get my kit, I’m going to be that guy 🤷🏼‍♂️
Except that in May I’m moving out of London to the northern outskirts of Luton 😂
 

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I’m kind of disappointed that there’s isn’t anyone here in the middle of the great metropolis that is able (or wants) to help me out. I’m taking it to my guy on Monday lunchtime. Something tells me that when I get my kit, I’m going to be that guy 🤷🏼‍♂️
Except that in May I’m moving out of London to the northern outskirts of Luton 😂
Yep, I had the same thoughts, reached out a while ago and had no Luck, I do have a good Indy near me (east london) who I ended up going to.

Nice to know there are so many helpful members outside of London who are willing to lend a had though!
 
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