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Introducing Diesel Decoder: Pre-Order Today!

  Diesel Laptops, the industry leader in diesel diagnostic software and hardware, has introduced the Diesel Decoder. The Diesel Decoder is a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, plug-in diagnostic tool which communicates with smartphones and tablets using iOS and Android. Diesel...

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TEXA Truck IDC5 Update 50.7.0

TEXA’s diagnostic software application, IDC5, has been updated to version 50.7.0. Thanks to major improvements in code, the new system has greater coverage for Ford, GMC, Isuzu, and more.  For a full list of manufacturers covered by TEXA, please see our...

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Our Biggest Annual Sale, Discover Diesel!

Diesel Laptops is celebrating our customers for our biggest annual sale, Discover Diesel. Whether you are new to Diesel Laptops line of products and services or one of our valued customers, there is always something new to discover at Diesel Laptops!...

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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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