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schwaben scan tool problem?

I recently went for the Schwaben scan tool so my later model 911 and Boxster/Cayman friends and I could clear our oil change reminders and service messages, but from what I can see so far, the only useful thing this tool does is read and clear diagnostic codes the same as my generic OBDII code reader.

I had high hopes, but I'm disappointed so far. Any success stories out there? I have connected to my 987 and also a friends 987, with the same "no connection" results so far. Is there a trick I'm missing?
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You may want to check the water cooled forums (996/997/991...). this is for the first gen Air cooled cars. we don't have OBD.
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The Schwaben is a good tool, but has many, many sub-menus. Perhaps it is buried under one of those? I have the Foxwell NT510 (same as Schwaben) for my BMW and I have seen the oil reset menu while working on my X5. That said, I have the POR II for my water cooled Porsches and it is a much easier use, and also resets the oil and other service reminders.
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Not sure if this will help, but here is a sheet of all the functions of the Schwaben tool for the Porsche.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/images/boutique/porschescantoolfunctions.pdf
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The listing of scan tool functions shows the ability to reset service intervals on my 987 in the instrument cluster, but when I hook up to the OBDII port, it shows about everything except the IC. Most other controllers show up and I seem to have access to read and maybe change a few things if I want.

I know this is a 911 forum and I'm trying to read a 987, but has anyone else tried this new tool with success on any water cooled car? I hope to try the same things on a 996 or 997 as soon as I can get with some friends.
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