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Porsche piwis tester 2 with Panasonic CF-30 laptop bluescreen

Porsche piwis tester 2 is dealer level diagnostic tool for Porsche vehicles before 2017. Covers functions including: Read/clear error code, catch data stream, computer programming match, component test, maintenance information consult, components site drawing, wiring diagram, equipped with the Panasonic CF-30 laptop and latest porsche software, piwis 2 can help you diagnose and program the most new and old kind of Porsche cars.
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Porsche Piwis Tester II V14.000 with CF30 Laptop at autonumen.com

Porsche Piwis Tester II is the latest professional tester for Porshe,the most poweful diagnose and offline programming tool for Porsche,with latest tester for Porsche,powerful functions,full access
Porsche Piwis Tester II Functions:
1. Read/clear error code, catch data stream, computer programming match, component test, maintenance information consult, components site drawing, wiring diagram.
2. Porsche Piwis Tester II works with the old and latest Porsche cars. It is equipped with the Panasonic laptop and original software for the test. Porsche Piwis Tester II can help you diagnose and program the most new and old kind of Porsche cars. For example: 911(997)(991), Boxster/Cayman, (987), Cayenne up to MY 2010, Cayenne from MY 2011 and Panamera.
3. New Panamera can only be diagnosed by using Porsche Piwis Tester II. Based on current project planning, all earlier vehicle models will gradually be changed over to the new Porsche Piwis Tester II by the end of 2010. Porsche Piwis Tester I must be used for older models in the Porsche workshop until end of 2010.
4. Support for Porsche. Piwis Tester I will no longer be available once the earlier diagnostic programs have been transferred to Porsche Piwis Tester II.
5. When Porsche Piwis Tester II is distributed, it will contain one basic piece of software. This is necessary in order to start and configure the tester.
Piwis Tester II Support Systems:
ENGINE automatio transmission, air-conditioner, SRS, ABS, ASR, MPL, GM, Original antitheft System,KEYLESS GO system, OBDII system.
Piwis Tester II Vehicle Coverage:
1. 911(997) (991)
2. Boxster/Cayman (987)
3. Cayenne up to MY 2010
4. Cayenne from MY 2011
5. Panamera
6. Support 2013 year Porsche car models
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Received my new PIWIS III and share my reviews

I just received my new Porsche PIWIS III tester and I figured I would share my thoughts since I have used both the 2 and the 3 now. I should be more precise as I did not purchase an actual PIWIS III, but remarkably they are for sale on sites like this autonumen.com. On that site is the actual factory tool and currently sells for $5,900 which was way too rich for my blood. It is in the factory carrying case with all the cables and WLAN cap for the VCI that plugs into the usb mini port and allows for wireless connection to the car, along with the multimeter and oscilloscope cable. What I bought, which sells for around $2,000 and what is for sale in most places, is a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1 installed and the Porsche PIWIS III software installed and includes a USB wired VCI the same one the factory tester uses. I both cases the VCI and software have been modified to disable factory authentication and naturally there is no automatic updates. If you did have a PPN account, this tool would update normally. Most offer one year of updates and then charge for subsequent years. It should be known that the updates are really for adding new model years, not software changes. On to the review.
It is a nice laptop with a touch screen and a screen pen included. The Porsche software starts automatically, but the Microsoft button functions and you can do other things at the same time such as TeamViewer or open an internet page. The VCI ( the part that connects to the diagnostic port) is smaller and the cable connecting is shorter, but it is a standard USB to miniUSB cable so you can purchase an longer one anywhere. The tester can be changed from after sales mode to developer mode which allows for a lot of special features ( looking at you who want to disable start stop permanently). The software is faster, and easier to use than the previous version. For example on the diagnostic program, the tester auto detects the car model. Just plug it in, turn the key on and it does its thing. For me, Iím not sure if it is a function of the unit I have or not but the guided fault finding works well. Click on any fault and press the fault finding button and the unit tries to provide you a diagnostic plan. The plan is better and the English description is better. I havenít tried the wiring diagram software but I imagine it works as well as the previous version. There is a new ODBC program on the unit that reads standard ODBC codes, I am wondering if this unit can be used for other cars for simple code reading. I will try it on a buddyís car next week and let you know. There is a oscilloscope function and a multimeter function but the laptop clones donít come with these cables. If you check out the link I added you can see a factory tool and what that kit contains as compared to a laptop clone with VCI. All in all it is a better tool but really canít do more than the 2 can do, only faster and on cars from model year 2018 to current which the 2 canít do. Later I will clone the hard disk then see if I can upgrade the OS to Windows 10. I am certain it will work but cloning the SSD makes sense given my investment.
Question: Any advantages getting a piwis 3 over piwis 2 besides being able to work on newer models?
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Since the Piwis 2 is obsolete I donít know if Porsche is supplying updates for it. The only issue I see is that the newest variants of certain modules will not be able to be programmed. I have encountered this with the 3 since a clone version does not get regular updates. All we can hope for is a update release from our supplier down the road. All of the 2ís I see have the last software that was issued a few years back so there may not be updates for it. If you buy used modules with the same version as the one you remove then this isnít an issue. Since module replacement is an unusual thing unless you buy a flood car like me I donít see this as an issue. The piwis 3 is faster but the tablet one might be equally fast. My particular 2 never worked well for guided fault finding and my three is better but refers to documents that only dealers have. In the end, Iím not sure I would spend the money for normal maintenance. 2018 versions and newer have no choice but to buy a piwis 3. I hope this helps.
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