Recommended Scanners for Volvo D13

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by StrykerJones, Jun 17, 2024.

  1. StrykerJones

    StrykerJones Bobtail Member

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    I’m a little confused with Volvo’s PTT system (yes, purchase hardware and software plus annual subscription), what are decent alternatives to cover the basics?

    My 2020 VNL 860 w/D13 can poll the systems and display the codes, but I cannot clear them from the truck itself.

    ideally, a basic setup that can read (translate would be nice too) and clear is what I’d like.
    Eventually, I’ll end up with the PTT, but am looking around before I pull the trigger.

    I’m computer savvy, and capable with most technology.

    I pretty much only see:
    Volvo
    And
    Truck Diagnostic Scanner For Volvo Truck

    other than PTT
    Volvo Trucks North America eMedia Center
    Any recommendations?
     
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  3. OlegMel

    OlegMel Light Load Member

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    Join “volvo truck masters” group on Facebook. A lot of helpful information there about scanners… I use $180 Amazon scanner to read and clear codes on my 2016. It does the job for me just fine. But it can’t do regen nor can it read any type of data.
     
  4. StrykerJones

    StrykerJones Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the lead on the FB group. My membership is now pending. I’d love an inexpensive reader/clearing unit off Amazon as well if you wouldn’t mind sending me a link to the one you have that works.
    I suspect I’ll be turning and burning, and this way it can be waiting for me when I pass the house.

    thanks again driver!
     
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  5. OlegMel

    OlegMel Light Load Member

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    the blue one is what I use. Someone said they use the $200 scanner on Volvos, I believe it has forced regen option as well as you can reset dpf parameters as well as do the crystallization cleaning.
     

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