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Old 07-15-2020, 12:53 PM
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The CEL on the 04 GT3 is a permanent fixture, so I am finally buying a scan tool to read codes and clear.
I was going to get the Durametric Enthusiast with the round adapter which can be used on the 964 as well (not that I likely ever use it). According to their website, the enthusiast is temprarily out of stock. So, the questions are: do I wait for it to be back in stock? Is there anywhere else I should check to buy? Is there an alternative that can be used on Porsche and perhaps other makes? I do not know anything about the options.
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Old 07-15-2020, 02:07 PM
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Durametric is the best and most user friendly diagnostic tool for Porsches. Check www,pelicanparts.com they sell them too.




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The CEL on the 04 GT3 is a permanent fixture, so I am finally buying a scan tool to read codes and clear.
I was going to get the Durametric Enthusiast with the round adapter which can be used on the 964 as well (not that I likely ever use it). According to their website, the enthusiast is temprarily out of stock. So, the questions are: do I wait for it to be back in stock? Is there anywhere else I should check to buy? Is there an alternative that can be used on Porsche and perhaps other makes? I do not know anything about the options.
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Old 07-15-2020, 08:40 PM
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Don't waste your money on the 964 round plug. Cannot set throttle adaption and very limited in diagnostic. I have owned one since they came out and the boys at durometric have promised me for many years they were working on the throttle adaption and at last after years said "not enough demand ". The biggest problem we run into with 964 is they sit a lot battery goes down and they run like shit until you adapt the throttle . I am a 47 year Porsche tech . For not everyday buy a china PIWIS ll knockoff. Also PIWIS ll can do coding up to 2019 models. We use the knockoff more than the factory one we have(its faster because of ssd ) Just my opinion .
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:51 AM
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Don't waste your money on the 964 round plug. Cannot set throttle adaption and very limited in diagnostic. I have owned one since they came out and the boys at durometric have promised me for many years they were working on the throttle adaption and at last after years said "not enough demand ". The biggest problem we run into with 964 is they sit a lot battery goes down and they run like shit until you adapt the throttle . I am a 47 year Porsche tech . For not everyday buy a china PIWIS ll knockoff. Also PIWIS ll can do coding up to 2019 models. We use the knockoff more than the factory one we have(its faster because of ssd ) Just my opinion .
Paul - Thanks for the feedback. Which knockoff do you use, Foxwell?
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I purchased an enthusiast version used a few years ago with two VINs left and never used it because I do not have a Windows laptop. If you are interested in purchasing it let me know.
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Old 07-16-2020, 02:56 PM
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I'm an independent shop owner. I bought the Durametric Pro 7-8 years ago. I've never used the round cable. Furthermore I'm a little upset with the company's update/support policy with regards to the later models. It is a very useful tool and has paid for itself in a shop environment, but heed Paul's advice.

I'd also like to know more about the "knock-off" Paul! If you don't mind....
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