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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. Turning the CEL off does not fix the problem that turns the CEL on.

    You need to read the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) and fix the problem(s) identified. Once the problem is fixed you will need to drive the car for a number of drive cycles (starting and stopping) to get the system reset to pass smog (Readiness) inspection. I have seen drive cycles take 2-3 days or even a week if you don't drive often.

    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 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

    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.

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    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 !!!


  5. 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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