Electronic Tooling and
Troubleshooting Guides

Electronic Service Tool
Electronic Service Tool

Electronic Tooling and Troubleshooting Guides

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EST and Troubleshooting Guides require a secured login ID to access. If you don't already have a Perkins login, click the link below to submit a request to access these important product support tools.

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Electronic Service Tool (EST)

The EST provides service technicians with vital engine analytics about the health and performance of the engine.  They can read active and recorded fault codes, logged events, creating product status reports and other functionality to help maintain optimal engine performance.

Some of the features include:

  • Access to the ECU on all electronically controlled Perkins engines
  • Identify active and recorded fault codes, such as, voltage too high/low
  • Active and recorded events, such as, low oil pressure, high coolant temperature, etc.
  • Diagnostic testing which includes dynamic tests such as cylinder cut out
  • Histogram of engine operations, such as, load factor, engine rpm vs time, load vs time
How do I get the EST?

EST can be downloaded by clicking the button below; however, the EST needs an annual license; which can be purchased from your local Perkins distributor.

If you need assistance, contact the Rental Helpline at: +1 833 866 PERK



Online EST training course

52437 – Introduction to EST

This is an online course that provides an overview of the software operation and a basic introduction on how to read the fault codes and logged events, creating product status reports and other functionality to help service, troubleshoot and maintain optimal engine performance.

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EST Accessories:

A communication adaptor that provides the interface between the service laptop (EST software) and the J1939 connector on your machine is available through SmartEquip or your local Perkins distributor.

Perkins CA3 Communication Adaptor Kit (P/N: 27610401)

Order adaptor


Troubleshooting guides and service manuals

Perkins uses an online system called SPi2 that provides access to the support materials required to maintain and repair the Perkins engines in your fleet.

Some of the key features and benefits include:

Perkins parts look-up

  • You get a more detailed summary of all serviceable parts for every Perkins engine make and model

Access to technical documents

  • Owner’s manuals
  • Service literature
  • Wiring schematics 

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