that's why i like patiently waiting it out to see what happensI'd be very interested to hear people's first hand opinions on products like these. I can never tell if the companies are legit or not. And it is also hard to know exactly what these parts will do to your performance.
living with the vehicle for a while as it is from the factory is a great move and one to stick to for a while, too many people just jump right into doing mods without getting a good feel for the vehicle every step of the way.Good question Otto. From what I have gathered from the LIMITED research I've done so far, the answer is Yes and No depending on whether the tuning did or did not cause a problem that would have been covered under warranty. Now, the question is who decides?
My dealership does APR modifications. If I decide to consider modifications, I will definitely begin my quest with them. In the meantime, I need to take delivery and live with the vehicle a while.
Especially if the chef throws you out of the restaurant for putting a little hot sauce on the dish.Yea I think it is a good idea to get to know the car and properly break it in before you go changing things around. Kinda like when you go to a restaurant, it is a good idea to try the food before you start changing it yourself with salt and pepper.
A DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) is an error relative to the status of system checks - essentially what is reported from measured values against either an expected (appropriate) range or set value - empirical metrics. The checksum error is a comparison of software code for a given program or routine for either the measuring as referenced above or the instructions related to those measurements.how can the ecu differentiate between a checksum error and a dtc?
I used to have the APR ecu tuning on my VW GTI. I even went as far as to get a new downpipe. As far as warranty is concerned, it really depends on the situation. Say your engine craps out... in order for VW to void your warranty they must be able to prove that the error is caused by the mod or tune. In most cases, it's easy for them to make that claim, but it's hard to prove. Most of the people on the MK6 forums did not have any problems, but if no one persisted to bad luck, it was easily disputed that it was a manufacturer defect vs damage done from the tune.The other thing that concerns me about these tuning chips is warranty and insurance. If you go modding your car with a new ECU chip, will your warranty and insurance still be valid?
That indeed CAN happen. However, most aftermarket tunes, are programmed to recode - but not all. This is also true of any coding mods you've made for anything else. It's the easiest for Audi to just recode your entire car based on their latest programming. You DO have to discuss with your tech anything like this you don't want automagically overwritten. They CAN do individual controller coding, but they usually don't like to. It's just easier to blast the whole car. Remember they work on an hourly basis, get paid for a flat-rate basis, but can usually beat the tar out of it.Does this mean that anytime I have to bring it into the dealer for a warranty problem and they scan my car AFTER the coding has been done it'll erase all the coding and reset it back to default settings?
Is there any way around that other than trying to talk to the service dept and see if they won't scan? Otherwise if you're having a warranty problem that needs to be scanned then your SOL?