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I picked my car up from the dealer last night after having the latest ECU program uploaded. Judging from the clock (and the parking lights being on when I arrived at the dealer), I'm guessing that the battery was either disconnected or it was drained by the lights. Anyway, when I drove home I noticed that the car is now MUCH more responsive and, I believe, faster as well. The engine is also smoother over the entire RPM range.<p><B>Question</B>: Is this most likely a result of the newer software or the ECU forgetting all of its stored data? The car is a 2004.<p>On a side note, the tech also "re-torqued the suspension components". I thought this was snake oil when I read the paperwork, but the car really does feel very tight now. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Car is much more potent after latest trip to dealer (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Question</B>: Is this most likely a result of the newer software or the ECU forgetting all of its stored data? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's my guess.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>On a side note, the tech also "re-torqued the suspension components". I thought this was snake oil when I read the paperwork, but the car really does feel very tight now. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Out of curiosity, what lead them to do this? Was it a specific complaint on your part?
 

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Re: Car is much more potent after latest trip to dealer (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><B>Question</B>: Is this most likely a result of the newer software or the ECU forgetting all of its stored data? The car is a 2004.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is what I usually experience after performing the "pull the 6 and 23 fuses to reset the ECU" trick.<p>It will calm down after a couple of day if it is simply the reset that you are experiencing.<p>-Ben
 

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Re: Car is much more potent after latest trip to dealer (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Out of curiosity, what lead them to do this? Was it a specific complaint on your part?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The car was beginning to feel a little unsettled over bumps and I had an interesting but very subtle "knock" through the steering when shifting from forward gears to reverse, or jockeying the clutch on inclines. The latter is still there, but the jiggly looseness over bumps has disappeared... much, much happier with the car now. I'm going to try another dealer for the next oil change and to see if they can do something about the continuing issue.<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Car is much more potent after latest trip to dealer (bcantana)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bcantana</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>This is what I usually experience after performing the "pull the 6 and 23 fuses to reset the ECU" trick.<p>It will calm down after a couple of day if it is simply the reset that you are experiencing.<p>-Ben</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I guess I will be pulling my fuses every couple of days if this is due to the reset. I'm loving my car right now! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Car is much more potent after latest trip to dealer (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The car was beginning to feel a little unsettled over bumps and I had an interesting but very subtle "knock" through the steering when shifting from forward gears to reverse, or jockeying the clutch on inclines. The latter is still there, but the jiggly looseness over bumps has disappeared... much, much happier with the car now. I'm going to try another dealer for the next oil change and to see if they can do something about the continuing issue.<p>- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh, I'd just love to try to explain to my dealer that I had a subtle anything, or that it felt "unsettled". This would be their response:<p>Oh, that's the way it's supposed to be.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Glad you have a better dealer than I!
 

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Re: Car is much more potent after latest trip to dealer (needsdecaf)

Tell them the damn thing hops like crazy, there IS that TNN bushings, alignment etc for it.<br>Won't solve it but it can get better. Tires and tire pressure mean A LOT here
 

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Re: Car is much more potent after latest trip to dealer (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Oh, I'd just love to try to explain to my dealer that I had a subtle anything, or that it felt "unsettled". This would be their response:<p>Oh, that's the way it's supposed to be.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Glad you have a better dealer than I!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've been there, and for a LONG time with this particular dealer. I finally met a tech who seemed to care and he is the only one who tried to solve the problem. This was the third trip to this dealer with the same complaint. I guess persistence paid off, at least for <I>ONE</I> of my suspension issues... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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