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Old 10-23-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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Durametric question

I seem to have lost my instructions for hooking durametric (dm) to car.
I'm thinking I connect DM to computer.
Plug cord to car
Turn key so dash lights come on (don't start)

Also, can DM be used to help bleed brakes on a 986?
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:35 PM   #2
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Seems like a handy tool when looking at new cars.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:29 PM   #3
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You can use the Durametric with the car on or off, and you can use it cycle the ABS pump, I don't believe you can bleed individual calipers on the 986 with it. If you call Durametric I have found them to always be helpful
If you are using it when car shopping, be aware that the enthusiast version locks after it recognized 3 VIN's.
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:01 AM   #4
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Hi Rick,
Thanks for responding. I'll give it a try.
Also, The dm site says unlimited for used car data for enthusiasts.
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:15 AM   #5
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Yes, you can read basic data and it won’t register a new vin. I ‘m not sure just how much you can read though. Can I go into actual values to see the cam deviations for instance?
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it'll read deviations, reset airbag stuff, and cycle the abs pump which is what you need for brake bleeding when you have traction control.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:21 AM   #7
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I should have appended “without registering a new vin” to my question, as in “Can I go into actual values to see the cam deviations for instance, without registering a new vin”?
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i think that depends on the version - enthusiast or professional.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:57 AM   #9
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I used mine to view actual values and activations and it hasnít locked into any vin as of yet
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I used mine to view actual values and activations and it hasnít locked into any vin as of yet


I read that you can read anything, but making any changes or clearing codes registers the VIN. Not Certain that is correct though.


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I read that you can read anything, but making any changes or clearing codes registers the VIN. Not Certain that is correct though.


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I havenít made any changes yet, but have used it to clear codes. Still have 3 open vins
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:20 PM   #12
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Not quite sure how it works. On my previous car I used the Durametric for 2 years and it never showed a registered vin. When I started using it on my present car, lo and behold the first car vin showed up but the new car hasnít yet declared itself. Itís lurking in the background!
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:43 AM   #13
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durametric?

Before I drop my bad 3.2L engine, I'd like to read any failure codes so trying to buy a diagnostic scanner with this capability. Durametric?
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Legit Durametric, PIWIS or PST2.
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