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PCMTuner vs CG FC200

PCMTuner vs CG FC200

QuestionPCMtuner or CG FC-200? Which one is better? Having to choose between pcm tuner and fc200, what would you recommend?

First of all, check a table comparison:

Item PCMTuner

CG FC200

Software Language English and Chinese English, French, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Chinese
Dongle USB Smart Dongle No
Offline/online Work offline, VR need online. It should work online and with 12v power supply.
ECU Search Search ecu by  ecu number, car brand Search ecu by bosch ecu number, car brand
Operation mode Bench, boot and OBD mode bench, boot and OBD mode
ECU types Bosch, magneti marelli, continental or siemens Bosch
Virtual reading online access to VR files No
Wiring diagram Check wiring in PCMTuner, online update wiring diagram Device shows you wiring diagram
Tuner account for dpf, egr, adblue off and remap Yes No
Read BMW ISN No Yes, read ISN, change ISN and change VIN
Checksum Yes can calculate checksum online as long as the subscription is active
Activation Yes, provide S/N to activate and register with email Yes, provide S/N to activate
License 67 modules in 1 Full license
Option solderless adapter No Yes, FC200 Optional adapter: No Need Disassembly Adapter for 6HP 8HP MSV90 N55 N20 B48 B58 B38 etc
Update & Subscription PCMTuner free update online, No subscription, No annual fee, no monthly fee.

PCM-Flash update by new dongle

1 Year Free update, subscription is $125/ year
ECU list PCMTuner ECU List FC200 ECU List
Price US$499 US$638

Summary:
* FC200 has more protocol
* FC200 can only do checksum fix online, checksum won’t work if the subscription expires.
* FC-200 works only on Bosch ECUs, So for Magneti Marelli, Continetial or siemens pcmtuner is better
* If you want to used for dpf,egr, adblue off and remap, PCMTuner is better
* FC200 only some BMW ECU can be done via OBD
* PCMTuner v1.21 cannot do BMW ECUs (EDC17xx etc)

In conclusion, depends on what is the main purpose of your buy. FC-200 could be useful for BMW ISN from Ecu or maybe for some Ecu cloning, but only some of them because most of MEDC17 needs adaption of OTP and password or immo transfer for successful cloning. If the main purpose is Chip tuning, PCMTuner is a better buy because it can calculate checksums and it is cheaper.

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