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Posts posted by tommy3rd

  1. I checked out the Movi website. It seems nifty for the OBD2 functions. I see it states it does not do the other Porsche stuff like reset the airbags. Good to know of this alternative. Unfortunately, I need to reset my airbags.

    if you need to reset the airbag light, you might need a Porsche specific reader/software like durametric, PIWIS or PST2. If you get durametric, you'll need to run it under emulation or bootcamp.

  2. I recently bought this 2003 C4 cabriolet with 52k miles. When I test drove it, everything sounded great, it ran great, and the whole car looked good. I checked the oil for any milky looking stuff, checked the battery, and coolant color and level. According to a couple friends, I seem to have gotten this car for a very cheap price ($33k), almost "too good to be true". It still runs great and the engine sounds great, however it has not been inspected for emissions (waiting on registration). I was wondering if I'll have trouble passing inspection. here are the results of a live scan i did while running idle using some OBD scanning software. are any of these values something I should worry about? Will it pass emission standards as long as they see no trouble codes?



  3. Thanks Loren --- I was trying everything I could to not have to remove the wheel panel, as I have never done anything like that before. Do you think it would be possible to get a battery charger that hooked to the cigarette adapter that could give the battery enough charge to open the trunk? Thanks for your help!

    Yes, perhaps if you use the proper one.

    Would the charger/maintainer being sold on the renntech amazon store do what he wants to do?

  4. Someone asked this question via a PM so I thought I would share the answer here...

    "When I floor the pedal, the Throttle Plate Angle says 80%... is it supposed to be 80%? Or am I missing 20%?"

    That reading is correct.

    Here is the Durametric Software reading (on my car) and the reading I took with my PST2.

    post-2-1144020897_thumb.jpg post-2-1144020978_thumb.jpg

    Also, here is the test from the OBD II manual:


    Read actual values for TP sensor.

    1. Connect and switch on Porsche System Tester 2.

    2. Select vehicle type 996, DME, Actual values.

    3. Select TP sensor.

    4. Read actual value with throttle valve closed. Display: approx. 0 %

    5. Fully depress accelerator pedal.

    6. Read actual value with throttle valve open. Display: approx. 70 - 80 %

    Note: It is important that the value changes and does not remain fixed.


    Do you recommed this software over others, such as http://www.scantool.net/





    Any update on this?

    Update on which part please...

    I think he wants to know if any of the other OBD scanners and software "good enough" to use, without having to spend close to $300 for Durametric.

    I also haven't decided whether to spend money on something I can only use on a Porsche or get something cheaper that will work with other cars as well.

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