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    whats the avalability of a digital wrench for purchase. how much$$?

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    • Member since
      October, 2007
    • From: Wayne county NY.
    whats the avalability of a digital wrench for purchase. how much$$?
    Posted by B/A 900 on Sunday, October 28, 2007 8:48 PM
    I really think that owning one would help me in the future on these newer sleds.
    May your gaurdian angels ride as fast as you. God made man, Man made POO.
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      July, 2005
    • From: Canada
    Posted by willie on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 8:15 AM
    You can't.  You need to be a Polaris dealer to be able to get it.  The license is for 1 year.  And if you can find a DW (pirate) you'll be able to get any update and there is update at every month.
    Polaris parts and service manager JG Busque inc. Saint-Georges, QC Canada
    • Member since
      October, 2007
    • From: Wayne county NY.
    Posted by B/A 900 on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 9:34 PM
    I had no idea that they were restricted. what does a guy that does his own updates and repairs do? Am I at the mercy of the dealer for ever?
    May your gaurdian angels ride as fast as you. God made man, Man made POO.
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      March, 2007
    • From: RS
    Posted by crippledrmk on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 12:49 PM
    well if polaris is restricting the sale of the digi wrench..i think they are full of *** and should be sued..the scan tools are avail from all car manufacturers..law i think,,besides,,,i'm sure many a poo dealer has no idea on how to use it anyhow..if they even have it...gotta love polaris..the way out...like in"out of the sled game"..JMO..and somewhat factual
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    • From: Canada
    Posted by willie on Thursday, November 01, 2007 9:13 AM

    Yep, you are at the mercy of the dealers!  Anyway, I realy don't think it would be helpfull if everybody were able to get the DW.  99.9% of the owner are not able to work with the digital wrench anyway.

    You will probably work 3 hours to find a problem and your dealer should take 1/2 hour to find it... so do you think it worth the money?

    You have to buy a new plug everyyear to fit the new sled @ 100-200$ each. New plugs for ATV, ranger etc. You need to get up to date labtop to be able to run the DG. and you also need to pay big $$$ every years to be able to run the DG.  I realy don't think it worth the money for a customer to have that program...

    Polaris parts and service manager JG Busque inc. Saint-Georges, QC Canada
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      March, 2007
    • From: RS
    Posted by crippledrmk on Thursday, November 01, 2007 7:55 PM
    no doubt the dollar aspect involved in owning one would be high..but like you kinda said..some could use it as well or better than some dealers...i haven't seen how they are communicating with it..CAN BUS??? or is it even anything like OBD II  ??  have to check it out sometime
    USMC
    • Member since
      July, 2005
    Posted by jasper on Friday, November 02, 2007 2:54 PM
    I'm curious to know if all Polaris dealers must aquire the digital wrench and have sufficent training in its use to keep their service franchise, or can existing dealers still operate without it ?
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    • From: 315-land
    Posted by Frankenstorm on Friday, November 02, 2007 7:43 PM

     jasper wrote:
    I'm curious to know if all Polaris dealers must aquire the digital wrench and have sufficent training in its use to keep their service franchise, or can existing dealers still operate without it ?

    Think about that question for a second... If you had a choice of 2 dealers to go to, one with a tool to detect the problem with your sled and the other having to guess at the problem, which would you pick?

    Now, think of how long the one you didn't pick will stay in business, at least working on new sleds. 

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      July, 2005
    Posted by jasper on Saturday, November 03, 2007 9:34 AM
    Thats just it. How many dealers are willing to tell you they don't have digital wrench to do the diagnostics on these new sled. I would think as in many high tech feilds today, all Polaris service centers would be required to have mandatory training and use of the digital wrench. I've been around some of these smaller Polaris shops that have been around a long time. A couple of them would be challanged to do a simple tps check, let alone afford the equiptment to make it possible.
    • Member since
      July, 2005
    • From: Canada
    Posted by willie on Sunday, November 04, 2007 7:15 PM
    yes, every polaris dealer have the digital wrench.  Just to give you an example, we receive many tool in 1 year.  We don't order it, Polaris ship it and they call it essential tool.   Every dealer had been trained for the DW.  But I agree with you, some dealers don't know how to use it.  Same as car dealer, or something else.  But honestly, if a dealer is not able to make a tps adjustment... he should not sell anything.  But for the DW, the best way to lean to work it is still by using it.  Same as every computer program.
    Polaris parts and service manager JG Busque inc. Saint-Georges, QC Canada
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    • From: RS
    Posted by crippledrmk on Monday, November 05, 2007 2:35 AM
    willie..i could just lift the hood to this new dragon and look, but what interface are they using?? is it similar or same as OBD?? or OBD II..or unique to polaris..seems sleds should have some common DLC codes and connections to scan tools?? seems the future of sleds is getting exciting and more technical..will be a good thing   ty
    USMC
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      July, 2005
    • From: Canada
    Posted by willie on Monday, November 05, 2007 7:17 AM
    The 07-08 CFI are ODB I think.  The 4 stroke and 900-755 CFI have a polaris plug.  You probably can find a code... but for what it worth.  With the DW, you have many step to follow to find the trouble.  In many case, with the just the code, you are not able to find the problem.
    Polaris parts and service manager JG Busque inc. Saint-Georges, QC Canada
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      January, 2016
    Posted by Shawn41 on Monday, January 18, 2016 6:06 PM

    B/A 900
    I really think that owning one would help me in the future on these newer sleds.
     

    B/A 900
    I really think that owning one would help me in the future on these newer sleds.
     

    I have an Adapter that works on my 06FST Classic.

    I got it on Ebay

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    I can get trouble codes now with a basic ODBII reader

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      January, 2016
    Posted by Shawn41 on Monday, January 18, 2016 7:23 PM

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