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  1. Hello, Okay, I took the advice of Mike Focke and purchased an Actron OBDII Pocket Scan for $65.00 at Auto Zone in San Diego. I hooked it up to the DME turned the key to "on" and this is what I got... (also the car has been sitting for 9 hours with-out running, so its cold" 0 codes MIL off Monitors 3 Inc Catalyst Evap Sec Air 5 ready Misfire Fuel Comp 02Snsr 02Htr After that, on the advise from my "Black Forest Mechanic", I took the car out for a 20 minute drive. Stop and go traffic, top speed 53 mph, slowest speed 5mph. After returning home I checked the DME again and this is what I got... (Also, I did run the car with the pocket code attached per the Actron instructions for checking the MIL.) 2 codes P1128 P1130 MIL off Monitors 2 Inc Catlyst Sec Air 6 ready Evap Misfire Fuel Comp 02 Snsr 02 Htr Your comments are appreciated with respect to the data I have compiled. Thank you, Rod
  2. Hi Loren, Thanks for that... is there a way I can read the DTC and fix them myself or should I go to my Porsche guy... What tool would you recommend for this? I would like to try and do this myself only because I want to learn, and its fun! Thanks Rod
  3. Hello, I am new to the forum. I have a 2000 Boxter S, 40,000 miles, I live in Alpine CA 91901. I had a CEL come on and so I disconnected the battery cable to remove the alert. Now, I can't pass a California emmisions test. The CEL came on the day after I had a pre-purchase inspection and everything came out Excellent !. The following night I removed the gas cap, just to look at it and then put it back on. The next day the CEL came on. My smog guy told me I had to reset the computer monitor and that required a specific driving cycle. I have the drive cycle instructions, which is recommended py Porsche, and there are 17 steps. Basically I have to drive the car for 23 minutes and approximately 7.5 miles. Nothing against my smog guy, but I don't feel comfortable taking the car back and forth to check and see if it may pass emissions. According to the info I received from my smog guy, I am to check the status of the Readiness Monitors, check for DTC's, correct faults, clear DTC's before beginning the drive cycle. What are DTC's ? and is there a tool I can purchase to check the issues like the Readiness Monitors, DTC's etc so I can start the drive cycle ? Or is it possible my smog guy already did these things for me and the car is ready for the drive cycle ? Thanks again for your comments Rod
  4. Hello, I tighten it only 2 clicks. But I did disconnect the neg battery cable for 5 min as instructed and that did the job. Thank you very much. Its no fun zippin around with a CEL on !
  5. If you have the 4 digit radio code you can remove the negative battery connection for 5 minutes then re-connect the battery. If the CEL light is not flashing you're not hurting anything. I'm not sure where Alpine Calif. is located but you may find a Renntech Board Member located nearby to check with their Durametric tool that may be able to give you a more complete diagnosis. Thank you Kbrandsma ! Yes I do have the 4 digit radio code. And I am assuming the negative battery connection is "negative"/black. And the CEL in not flashing. Alpine is in the back hills or San Diego County. Thanks again !!!
  6. Hello, I am new to Remmtech and a new Porsche owner. I have a 2000 Boxter S which I purchased from a friend. I am the third owner. I had the local Porshe shop do a prepurchase inspection and everything was up to speed. Both owners prior to me kept all service records and the car is in "like new" condition. While I was in the garage checking out the car I opened the fuel cap, just to check it out. The next day when I started the car the "check engine light" came on. I drove it today and the light remained on. Like I said before there are no issues with the car. I am thinking because I opened the fuel cap it may have tripped a sensor. Does anyone have any advice as to where I should go from here. Should I drive it down to the Porsche shop or is there something I can do to make the light go out. Thanks
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