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Which tool to check readiness flags

I posted this on the Boxster/Cayman forum but posting here as well since this has the largest brain trust of any of the forums...


I have a new-to-me 2006 Cayman S (23k miles) that won't pass smog because of the SAI (supplemental air injection) readiness flag. No other codes or issues.

I took to my local mechanic who is very familiar with Porsches but after a week, he could not fix. He told me that there are no issues with the system and he checked all components. He ran the air injection pump and it was working correctly.

I called the Porsche Dealership this morning to make an appointment and the service manager told me that I don't have enough miles on the car and need at least 500 miles since the battery was changed (I currently have 250). This is somewhat good news to me since I will no longer worry that something is wrong with the car. And I will attempt to perform the goofy drive procedure to help reset this flag.

My Question:
I just purchased from Pelican the Durametric Tool. I'm wondering if this will read the readiness flags or do I need an additional tool for this? If I can test for this myself, I won't have to bring to the dealer.

Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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It will read if monitors have cleared their tests.

The $50 Actron OBD II will do that.
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And I will attempt to perform the goofy drive procedure to help reset this flag.
The goofy procedures are best done in Idaho. Take the 41 to the 360 to Yosemite Valley. East over the mountains then north on 395........

Bummer is the drive cycles work but you take your life in your hands if any traffic.

If you nail it you can do it in 20 miles. Good luck.
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