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Old 09-09-2021, 05:55 PM
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Now that that’s taken care of…when you do need a shop, you SHOULD become a customer or Intersport. Great shop.
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As a regular customer, Intersport usually doesn't charge me for things like this.
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Here is another diagnostics tool. I’ve used it on the 04 GT3 and 08 BMW 535i works great.

https://www.amazon.com/OBDLink-Bluet...s%2C190&sr=8-1
I have a couple of these ODB2/Bluetooth dongles. The really generic $15 ELM327 ones work fine with resetting error codes, but if you want to do something like collect data, their logging is extremely slow. I have a Generic ELM327, a Veepeak, and a PLX Kiwi...long story why I have 3 of them.

I use ODB2 Expert on the iPhone with the dongles. When I had an Android phone, I used Torque.
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Old 09-10-2021, 05:57 PM
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I have a couple of these ODB2/Bluetooth dongles. The really generic $15 ELM327 ones work fine with resetting error codes, but if you want to do something like collect data, their logging is extremely slow. I have a Generic ELM327, a Veepeak, and a PLX Kiwi...long story why I have 3 of them.

I use ODB2 Expert on the iPhone with the dongles. When I had an Android phone, I used Torque.
The OBD-Link is supported by an app. It will read the code, search the net for the details and send you to YouTube for a how to diy video all from your phone. It will also clear the code as well. All for less than a hundred bucks. IMHO that’s pretty good. From what I’ve read on the net customer service isn’t bad either, haven’t needed to contact them yet.
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Welp... The Launch CRP123 came in on Saturday. It'll connect up to OBD2 and read codes (I had none). However, this specific Launch model does not have the option to reset the service.

As far as I can tell, the functionality of the Launch is not much more than what I have from my OBD2 bluetooth dongle and the Torque Pro app (i.e. what tomfree said). On second thought, it was able to connect to airbag computer along with a few others -- maybe TPMS, "Tiptronic" and one more I can't recall right now (not at home). Even though I have a PDK, maybe the diagnostics is still called Tiptronic?

Not yet sure if I'll return the Launch. I'm assuming the promotion is over and it's back to the regular price of $134+tax. I paid $90 for it so if someone wants it at that price, let me know ASAP in case I return it.

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If you plan to do more than read code I would return it and get a full function device with web backup. I have a older full function but it is locked in 2014 or before. Not an issue yet but it will be at some point. The dongle and app based setups might be the future as they might always be up to date.
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Old 09-13-2021, 03:44 PM
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Thanks Vicegrip.

Not to sidetrack too much but with general talk of OBD2 connections/data/products/etc, curious on what Durametric provides compared to these generic options. There's a good chance I'll continue to own a P-car for some time so maybe worth investing in one to provide more information and maybe even saves me some money in the future.

I understand it resets service lights and I'm sure it can also read the standard/emissions required codes like all other OBD2 options provide. From quick research online, some say that it can in fact read the proprietary codes but is it all of the codes or are there some that are still dealer tools only?

For those that do have a Durametric, is it worth it? What all do you use it for?

Apologies if I'm dragging this thread on but looks like it's getting views/interest so maybe helpful to others as well.

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Welp... The Launch CRP123 came in on Saturday. It'll connect up to OBD2 and read codes (I had none). However, this specific Launch model does not have the option to reset the service.

As far as I can tell, the functionality of the Launch is not much more than what I have from my OBD2 bluetooth dongle and the Torque Pro app (i.e. what tomfree said). On second thought, it was able to connect to airbag computer along with a few others -- maybe TPMS, "Tiptronic" and one more I can't recall right now (not at home). Even though I have a PDK, maybe the diagnostics is still called Tiptronic?

Not yet sure if I'll return the Launch. I'm assuming the promotion is over and it's back to the regular price of $134+tax. I paid $90 for it so if someone wants it at that price, let me know ASAP in case I return it.

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Return it and try the OBD-Link that I posted. It will read, diagnose and reset via your phone. Software updates as well. Make sure to get the Bluetooth model. Price is similar, think I paid $105 but see them for $90 occasionally.
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If your use case is reading a code or setting a service light save your $$. You'll need a better tool to activate modules, change programing or read manufacturer specific codes. Things like camshaft deviation, for example, and other realitime monitors. Also, things like graphing fuel trim over O2 sensor output and/or fuel injector pulse can be very useful and arent in the low end tools. Although, the cheap stuff seems to be getting better all the time so some are better than others.
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And in the meantime some manufacturers are going more and more factory direct link rather than shop based box and a cord. Going to become harder to home wrench the newer stuff.

Good thing electric is coming. No more AFM, O2 sensors, cams cranks oil pressure filters and the like.

Up next Batteries, motors, black boxes a dash panel and a million little widgets that all need to talk to each other or you can’t open a window or turn on the overhead light. I phone with wheels and a motor.
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