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A Step-by-Step Guide to Updating Your Diesel Handheld Tool

Diesel Laptops is committed to providing the most up-to-date and easy to use software. With this in mind, we release updates to improve functionality, add features, or fix minor bugs. Updating your Diesel Handheld Tool is easy when you follow this guide or watch our video walk through.
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Caterpillar Truck Engine Models and Prefixes Explained

Caterpillar manufactured commercial truck diesel engines for many years but exited the business back in 2010. Their manufacturing still exists today, except they are done for various off-highway equipment and machines. The goal of Diesel Laptops has been to provide...

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Diagnostic Messages Explained

When clients are comparing various diagnostic tools, quite often they find that some tools read more or less code than other tools. This blog post will attempt to explain some of the reasoning behind that. First off, it is often...

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Step by Step Guide to Troubleshoot and Repair a VGT

What is a VGT? Variable-geometry Turbochargers or VGTs are a type of turbo charger designed to allow the optimum amount of air flow to change depending on engine conditions. The optimum air flow or aspect ratio changes depending on engine...

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Easily Test Your Connection with this Free Diesel Validation Tool

Diesel Validation Tool Software from Diesel Laptops makes testing your PC-to-adapter-to-vehicle connection a breeze. The next time you hook up to a vehicle just run this free software program to validate or troubleshoot your connection.  Software Functions This program works with...

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NEXIQ Products Now Available From Diesel Laptops

Diesel Laptops® is pleased to announce a new distribution partnership with NEXIQ Technologies® to make their industry-leading line of heavy-duty diagnostic products available for purchase on the Diesel Laptops website. Now, purchasing the complete NEXIQ catalog of products will be easier than ever. NEXIQ...

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Thermo King TriPac Evolution Diagnostic Tool

The Thermo King Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) is perhaps one of the most common generators you will find on today’s commercial trucks. APU’s are truck-mounted generators that allow drivers to run electrical components, along with their heating & air conditioning...

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Detroit Assurance ADAS Explained

Detroit Assurance is the marketing name of the suite of Advanced Driver Assist Systems, or ADAS, for Freightliner Trucks, and specifically the Cascadia truck model. Detroit Assurance 5.0 is the first commercial truck ADAS system to offer Level 2 automation....

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