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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject: Fault code reader Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a fault code reader for home use on my 996?
Obviously wanting to fault find and reset codes as well as service lights switch off etc.

I have 2 newer bag cars so something that would work with them would be a bonus but not necessary.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought an angel md802 all systems as it did Porsches including live data and airbag resets and pretty much every other make too. Link is below on Amazon but I paid about £150 for it but I think a need version is out now. The one I have does what I need on my range rover, infiniti and 996 and am happy with it. Porsche specific I think the durametric is the best but more money.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/OBD-II-Engine-System-Diagnostic-Tools/Autel-MaxiDiag-Diagnostic-Electronic-Transmission/B01IP5S864
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact this is the replacement and is £149 on Amazon currently

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BXDHRCG/ref=sspa_dk_hqp_detail_aax_0?psc=1
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks kbald. I’ve had a quick search through stuff on google. There’s a variety and I’ve no idea what to go for. Always good to hear from someone that actually uses one.
My post was supposed to say 2 newer vag cars. I really need to start looking at what I’m writing. frustrated

I dont want a porsche specific one if I can get one to do all.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. That one will do Volkswagen cars too. After hours of research it seemed the best value to do all car systems, have live data and was multi vehicle too.

You can get cheaper ones that either don't do all the systems, have no live data or are locked to one brand.

Anyway good luck with the search and hope I've helped in someway.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ll get a proper look later when I get a chance but if it’s good enough for you, it’ll be good enough for me Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will these do all the reports that show overrev history etc? I think maybe that’s under DME?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use an iCarsoft PorII diagnostic tool on my 996 and it works well. It is Porsche specific though:

https://www.icarsoft.com/Product/s-317-iCarsoft_POR_II.html

https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod133035/ICarsoft-PORSCHE-Diagnostic-Scanner-Tool-SRS-ABS-ENGINE-BRAKE-RESET/
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Head.
That’s maybe into more money than I wanted to spend. I only really need the basic functions.

Steve B
I had seen those on design 911’s site. Would have been my first choice but wanted to see what other options are out there and if any could be used on my other cars
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is it only the durametric that can do the DME reports for overrevs?

I did see DME listed as a subsystem for the icarsoft reader, but I’ve never found a thread where someone has confirmed that.
 
  
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Ghianightmare
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this

https://www.mycarly.com/product/used-car-gebrauchtwagen-check/

it gives information on over revs.

the developers started with BMW but quickly created the Porsche version after their own 911 went bang.

it does a lot more now than when I bought it as they have developed the diagnostic side of it. it only did the over rev check when I bought it. only last night I updated the app on my iPod so I could see what it does now - but I forgot my iPod today and can't check.

I have a durametric too and it won't tell you anything more about over revs than the Carly.
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Ghianightmare
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just gave my carly a quick try. Looks pretty comprehensive.multiple Live readouts , data logging. Seems to offer as much as the durametric with out the ability to change settings.

Great value and simpler to connect than my durametric pro which needs a laptop.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does the Carly do the full fault finding and light resets? It’s obviously cost effective but they’re website seems a little sketchy at a glance
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the website isn’t great. I was looking at it this morning trying to find a user guide. I can’t see if it resets or clear faults - as I don’t have any faults currently. I did some data logging though. Possibly not as many parameters the durametric, but enough - engines speed car speed water temp, throttle position, all o2 voltage and fuel, long term fuel trim and short term fuel trim, mad, inlet temp and a couple of others that I can’t remember.

The obd is €61 but there is an additional coast for the full diagnostics which I can’t remebet what I paid. Possible another €60.
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