Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2007, 05:59 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 456
Advice On Code Readers

I have been thinking about looking into one of these. Anyone want to share your opinions on which one you have, what is the cost and where you found it?

Is it affordable or possible to have one that would work with multiple cars? I have a '99 328 that it would be nice to use the same for both.

__________________
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...986/986sig.jpg
2002 Boxster S
SC986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 172
I've got a Durametric scan tool that interfaces with my laptop. It's more expensive than the cheap scanners you can get on that auction site, but it does much more than most other scanners. Check out http://www.durametric.com for info.

Sorry, but it won't work on your 328.

Also, if you end up getting a Durametric and you're willing to help out someone with a check engine light, airbag light, etc., please add your name to the "Global Durametric/PST2 list" in the Technical forums on this site.
__________________
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...dingAvatar.jpg

Sold September 4th, 2007.
Rodger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 04:05 PM   #3
ddb
www.klisstle.com
 
ddb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 926
Garage
SC986,

I have a rather inexpensive code reader purchased from Autozone. It's an Actron model 135 or 145, I believe. I think it was around $100 and works on 1996 and newer cars.

Unfortunately I needed it quite a few times for the Box in the past. Everything has been great for some time now since replacing all 4 O2 sensors and the MAF....

Let me know if you need to read any codes before getting a reader.

ddb
ddb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 06:28 PM   #4
Registered User
 
ChrisZang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Carlos, CA 94070
Posts: 1,450
I bought the Actron CP9125 OBD II PocketScan Code Reader for $40 off eBay.
No bells & whistles but does the job (just saved me a bunch of money as I could diagnose a faulty MAF sensor myself and didn't have to pay Porsche $150 for this).

__________________
I still wave at Boxsters, but they no longer wave back :-(
2002 Boxster S "Violet" (sold but not forgotten)
2009 Carrera 4S "Kelsey" (current ride)
2015 FIAT 500e "Nikki" my commuter car
ChrisZang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page