Nexiq USB Link with Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link v8 & v6 Combo Kit

by Nexiq

This kit has everything you need to diagnose Detroit Diesel marine engines. You'll enjoy all the functionality your local dealer has such as changing parameters, performing injector cut-out tests, and all system functional tests (such as EGR & turbo tests).


  • Everything you need to diagnose Detroit Diesel engines
  • Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link combo gives you 3 different programs: DDDL v8, DDDL v6, and DDEC Reports
  • The Nexiq USB Link 2 is also the most popular commercial truck adapter on the market that works with all truck protocols such as J1939, J1708, J1587, and more.

This combo kit includes a Marine Diagnostic Tools CF31 Laptop, the Nexiq USB Link 2 adapter communication interface, and Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link software, allowing you to diagnose a wide range of Detroit Diesel marine engines.

If you are looking for software that gives you everything your local dealer enjoys such as changing parameters, performing injector cut-out tests, all system functional tests (Such as EGR & Turbo tests), you've come to the right place. This software actually gives you 3 different programs:

  1. DDDL v8.xx is for 2007 & newer engines (DDEC VI & newer)
  2. DDDL v6.xx is for 2006 & older engines and Marine Engines
  3. DDEC Reports is for all Detroit & Mercedes-Benz Truck engines for trip & lifetime reporting

Software Engine Compatibility

DDDL v8.xx is compatible with the following engines:


Engine Series MCM CPC2
Series 60 V63.2.1 V5.03
MBE900 V11.4.0.0 V5.03
MBE4000 V13.5.0.0 V5.03
DD13 V13.4.2.1 V5.03
DD15 V13.4.2.1 V5.03


Engine Series MCM2 ACM2 CPC2+
DD13 V7.7.0.50 V8.7.0.104 V22.02.00A
DD15 V7.7.0.50 V8.7.0.104 V22.02.00A
DD16 V7.7.0.50 V8.7.0.104 V22.02.00A


Engine Series MCM2.1 ACM2.1 CPC4 TCM
DD13 M2.1.1.49 E3.1.1.49 R30_04_022A 3.04.00
DD15 M2.1.1.49 E3.1.1.49 R30_04_022A 3.04.00
DD16 M2.1.1.49 E3.1.1.49 R30_04_022A 3.04.00

Diagnostic Link 6.50 is a comprehensive software program supporting DDEC II, III / IV / V, all software versions of the EPA 98 - 04 MBE 900 and MBE4000 On Highway engines and Marine Engines.

Coverage for DDEC V, Release 2, DDEC IV Release 42 and VCU Release 14.26:

  • New data included in the Trip Monthly and Life to Date Reports
  • Updated VCU/PLD instrumentation to speed up data rates
  • Integrated MBE troubleshooting guide to enhance diagnostic efficiency

Please note: This software is a 12-month license. After 12-months it will expire until and not function until you pay for another year. This item is meant to be included with a diagnostic package; if you wish to purchase the software only please contact us beforehand.

Operating System: Windows 10 Professional (Installed with all Updates) and COA
Memory: 8 GM RAM
CPU: Dual Core CPU running at 1.66 GHz each
Connectivity: Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Storage: 240 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
Ports: 3 USB Ports, 1 Serial Port, 2 PCMCIA Slots (1 Express), SD Card Reader, 1394 Port, Docking Port
Battery: Lithium Ion battery holds charge for 2+ hours
Nexiq USB Link 2

About the Nexiq USB Link 2

PC-to-vehicle interface compatible with multiple software applications, minimizing your investment in multiple brand-specific diagnostic interfaces.

See Specifications and Features


  • Class 1 Bluetooth provides up to 100 feet of wireless freedom
  • Flexible configuration supports wired or wireless connectivity
  • Compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels, and more
  • Reduce reprogramming times with direct USB connection
  • Mixed fleet capabilities with broad protocol support
  • Quick access to vehicle data for maintenance or management reports
  • Quickly attaches to vehicle's diagnostic connector
  • No messy cables to untangle or get in the way with Bluetooth
  • Easy portability increases flexibility
  • May be used with a desktop PC or laptop


  • RP1210A, RP1210B, RP1210C, and J2534 API support
  • Bluetooth vehicle-to-PC wireless connectivity
  • USB vehicle-to-PC connectivity
  • Protocol coverage for automotive to heavy-duty vehicles:
    • 3 CAN - J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000
    • Automatic bit-rate detection for all standard CAN channels
    • Single Wire CAN
    • Fault-Tolerant CAN
    • J1587/J1708
    • J1850
    • ISO 15765 (Diagnostic CAN)
    • ISO 14230 (KWP2000 over ISO9141)
    • J2534
    • ALDL
    • ATEC 160 (160 baud)
  • Supports 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

Compatible Software (Not Included:)

  • Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link
  • CAT Electronic Technician (On-Highway only)
  • Cummins Insite
  • International - ServiceMAXX Fleet Pro
  • Hino eXplorer
  • Volvo PTT (Premium Tech Tool)
  • VCAD Elite Mack/Volvo
  • V-MAC Service Tools
  • Allison DOC® For PC-Service Tool - Protocols Supported: J1939, J1708/J1587, and J1850
  • Allison DOC® For Fleets (1000/2000) - Protocols Supported: J1939, J1850
  • Allison DOC® For Fleets (3000/4000) - Protocols Supported: J1939, J1708/J1587
  • Eaton ServiceRanger
  • Bendix ACom
  • WABCO Toolbox
  • Freightliner ServiceLink
  • International ABS
  • International DLB
  • International Intune
  • International IPC v2.02
  • Pocketfleet Software (PF-Diagnose)

Panasonic CF-31 Laptop

This is truly the toughest laptop on the planet, but it’s not just for show. It’s designed to protect the sensitive hardware underneath, but the protection doesn’t stop there. Inside is a shock-mounted hard drive to assure that your gear doesn’t fail. Also, all the doors are waterproof to ensure long-lasting security for your expensive computer.

Better than Nexiq USB Link 2?

This kit is also available with the Diesel Laptops DieselLink. With a lower up-front cost, cheaper replacement cables, better warranty, better coverage and a 30-day money back guarantee, the DieselLink is hard to beat. Check out our blog for a full comparison.

Read The Blog Post

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