Review of Kess V2 ECU Programmer
What is kess v2?
KESS V2 is one of ECU Chip Tuning Tools that allow you to read and write the ECUs of cars,bikes,trucks tractors and boats simply connecting the tool to the diagnostic port.It let’s you quickly,easily and safely tune car performance and modify it’s component behavior in several easy steps.
Tips on using kess v2
No Internet Connection.
When you using this version KESS V2, please make sure your computer do not have internet. This is very important, connect to internet may damage the hardware or CPU and can not repair by your side, you must send back to us and exchange new CPU for repair, in this case, you need to pay 20USD for repair
2. If you want to update hardware of your old KESS V2, will have to ship back the multiplexer
But not all of Kess V2 can be update via hardware. You need take picture of the QC mark on the main unit, then we will confirm with factory for you. If it is available, you can pay for update cost and send it back to us for update
3. Support System:Windows XP
4. Please close Antivirus software on your computer
5.The computer which you have installed KESS or KTAG software on can not connect with internet anytime and anywhere.
kess v2 support car list
General Motors (GM)/Gilera/Guzzi/Honda/Hyundai/Jeep/Kia/Lancia/Land Rover
KESS V2 Reviews:
First of all I would say that it has probably the widest coverage of vehicles with its strengths in particular to older vehicles and Marques such as Ford and Jaguar. Having widest range of protocols meant that this tool, in particular the slave version being the number 1 choice for vehicle remapping franchises to build networks with. Putting the slave tool aside as this has no function to a professional chip tuner, lets look at the master version.
So apart from having the widest range of vehicles what else does the Kess V2 have going for it.
For a start the GUI is very user friendly, this would be an advantage for novice users as all vehicles are set out individually with models and engines all separated so the user can easily identify the correct vehicle.
It also has a very broad help section, so every time you select a vehicle, the tool will automatically give information on correct cables to use or how to read the vehicle, again very user friendly.
There is on the master version a file back up folder where original files for some ID only vehicles can be stored, this enables the user to have an original file to hand instead of having to bootload the ECU or search for an original file.
Another plus for the Kess V2 is that it comes standard with a bootloader function for flashing some ECUs on the bench such as Bosch me7.x.x and Visteon DCU102 where a read function is unavailable.
The tool has industry standard features such as a battery real time monitor, a recovery function, scan tool function to clear down DTC’s and automatic checksum correction where available. On some ECUs a flash counter reset is also available.