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IXLR8

Durametric Professional Version

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I've had two Durametric products so far; the Enthusiast version and about two years ago, bought the Professional version.

 

Yeah its OK and it does some neat stuff, but Durametric seriously needs to produce a detailed manual and not the User Guide (dated 10-6-2019) that can be downloaded, which by the way, shows screen shots from versions that no longer exist.

 

Most folder names are self explanatory, but what does BCM Front, BCM Rear mean...for example. Maybe an acronym chart would come in handy.

 

Then Durametric's on-line video demonstration describing the Reset Service Reminders shows version 5.1.2.0 which does not even relate to today's 6.5.5.12 version. Yeah, I got it figured out but it still did not work. Instrument Cluster - Commands - Service Interval Reset - Oil, and "Send". It did its thing and I still get "Change Oil Now".

 

Also it would be great if they specified what the three options are...in detail:

Service Interval Reset - Oil

Service Interval Reset - Interim

Service Interval Reset - Main and Interim

 

I know what "Interim" means, but how does it apply to Porsche's maintenance? And what does Main refer to in Porsche's maintenance?

 

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1 hour ago, IXLR8 said:

I've had two Durametric products so far; the Enthusiast version and about two years ago, bought the Professional version.

 

Yeah its OK and it does some neat stuff, but Durametric seriously needs to produce a detailed manual and not the User Guide (dated 10-6-2019) that can be downloaded, which by the way, shows screen shots from versions that no longer exist.

 

Most folder names are self explanatory, but what does BCM Front, BCM Rear mean...for example. Maybe an acronym chart would come in handy.

 

Then Durametric's on-line video demonstration describing the Reset Service Reminders shows version 5.1.2.0 which does not even relate to today's 6.5.5.12 version. Yeah, I got it figured out but it still did not work. Instrument Cluster - Commands - Service Interval Reset - Oil, and "Send". It did its thing and I still get "Change Oil Now".

 

Also it would be great if they specified what the three options are...in detail:

Service Interval Reset - Oil

Service Interval Reset - Interim

Service Interval Reset - Main and Interim

 

I know what "Interim" means, but how does it apply to Porsche's maintenance? And what does Main refer to in Porsche's maintenance?

 

989244369_InstrumentClusterCommands.thumb.jpg.7a78e91321644cb3b386dff69e95d1f1.jpg

 

 

Durametric has to walk a very fine line in their diagnostic system as they are operating inside Porsche's proprietary diagnostic systems, and they know Porsche will come down on them hard if they reproduce anything Porsche sees as protected intellectual property.  People have caught the rath of Porsche's lawyers for as little as reproducing a page for a vehicle's owners manual, and Durametric does not want to go there.  And like all diagnostic systems manufacturer's, they expect the use has a modicum of knowledge of industry standards and terminology, and access to service information for the vehicle.

 

BCM for example is an industry standard term, and means Body Control Module, and is a control system for non engine or driveline components such as lights, windows, security, door locks and access control, and various comfort controls.  Service resets are similar, with oil being obvious, while interim is for service items the come up between major or main service interval items (30K miles, 60K miles, etc.), and is again an industry standard term that applies to either your Macan or a Ford Fiesta.

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7 hours ago, JFP in PA said:

 

Durametric has to walk a very fine line in their diagnostic system as they are operating inside Porsche's proprietary diagnostic systems, and they know Porsche will come down on them hard if they reproduce anything Porsche sees as protected intellectual property.  People have caught the rath of Porsche's lawyers for as little as reproducing a page for a vehicle's owners manual, and Durametric does not want to go there.  And like all diagnostic systems manufacturer's, they expect the use has a modicum of knowledge of industry standards and terminology, and access to service information for the vehicle.

 

BCM for example is an industry standard term, and means Body Control Module, and is a control system for non engine or driveline components such as lights, windows, security, door locks and access control, and various comfort controls.  Service resets are similar, with oil being obvious, while interim is for service items the come up between major or main service interval items (30K miles, 60K miles, etc.), and is again an industry standard term that applies to either your Macan or a Ford Fiesta.

 

Thanks for the info!

 

Needless to say, they can do a far better job of documentation. After all, they are selling these to the average DIYer.

 

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Looking at a YouTube video of the Durametric at a feature called Rough Running, Cylinder X, what do the units mean.

From what I can make out, it looks like 1/s^2 or l/s^2.

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5 minutes ago, IXLR8 said:

Looking at a YouTube video of the Durametric at a feature called Rough Running, Cylinder X, what do the units mean.

From what I can make out, it looks like 1/s^2 or l/s^2.

 

Need to see an image.....……………..

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