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Old 09-28-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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Actual Values Durametric

I am wondering if there exists a comprehensive list of the acceptable range for the actual values that the durametric would measure for a '02 base Boxster.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:12 PM   #2
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The information your looking for should be found at your local dealer. The service department will have those parameters. All a service tech has to do is pull that info out of the data base, be it a manual or software. The trick is getting them to do it.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:19 AM   #3
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My limited experience with the dealer ( one visit) says that they probably will not be helpful.
I have searched a lot on this forum and Renntech and found bits and pieces but not a comprehensive list.
My other thought would be the service manaual from Bently but I don't own one yet and just don't know if that will bear fruit.

If anyone that owns the service manual knows I would appreciate any feedback.

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Old 10-01-2008, 07:45 AM   #4
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My limited experience with the dealer ( one visit) says that they probably will not be helpful.
I have searched a lot on this forum and Renntech and found bits and pieces but not a comprehensive list.
My other thought would be the service manaual from Bently but I don't own one yet and just don't know if that will bear fruit.

If anyone that owns the service manual knows I would appreciate any feedback.

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Why don't you guys go to http://www.cannell.co.uk and download the 986 service manuals (they're in pdf and very large).

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Old 10-01-2008, 09:57 AM   #5
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I was just there. Go to Manuals, 986 and down load the General info. It's a tech manual from 1998 on a base Boxster. The info you're probably looking for (+/- numbers) isn't in there but the specifications are. It's good info.
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I was just there. Go to Manuals, 986 and down load the General info. It's a tech manual from 1998 on a base Boxster. The info you're probably looking for (+/- numbers) isn't in there but the specifications are. It's good info.
I looked through some of the diags volumes for ODB2 troubleshooting some time ago and there's good info there. Since the Durametric tool is modeled after the factory PIWIS for diagnostics, it doesn't have the typical generic OBD2 tool Mode $06 info which sounds like what gaseavey wants and is familiar with.

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Old 10-02-2008, 07:27 AM   #7
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I want to thank you all for your inputs and suggestions.

I do not have a specific problem I am just trying to learn as much as I can about the car.

A number of years ago I owned a 912 that I drove many enjoyable miles.
About 2 months ago I purchased the '02 Boxster that I am now also enjoying.

I have been regularly reading this forum that is full of very good information on the boxster.

I have also been monitoring the Renntech forum and technical pages.

I have downloaded the service manuals and am in the process of reading them.

I have purchased a durametric and felt that it would be very useful if there was a comprehensive list of the actual values with their acceptable ranges in case of a future need.

I have seen many useful threads where members have given some of these values and thought there might be a single source.

I have also contacted durametric support asking the same question and they do not have this information.

I may record the present values from my car while I am not having problems so that they can be used a a later date if necessary.

thanks again
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:27 AM   #8
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I want to thank you all for your inputs and suggestions.

I do not have a specific problem I am just trying to learn as much as I can about the car.

A number of years ago I owned a 912 that I drove many enjoyable miles.
About 2 months ago I purchased the '02 Boxster that I am now also enjoying.

I have been regularly reading this forum that is full of very good information on the boxster.

I have also been monitoring the Renntech forum and technical pages.

I have downloaded the service manuals and am in the process of reading them.

I have purchased a durametric and felt that it would be very useful if there was a comprehensive list of the actual values with their acceptable ranges in case of a future need.

I have seen many useful threads where members have given some of these values and thought there might be a single source.

I have also contacted durametric support asking the same question and they do not have this information.

I may record the present values from my car while I am not having problems so that they can be used a a later date if necessary.

thanks again

Here's something that I've been doing, and you can do the same -- at least you will have some nominal values to compare to when something goes wrong.

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Here's something that I've been doing, and you can do the same -- at least you will have some nominal values to compare to when something goes wrong.

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That is similar to what I am planning on doing.

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