Fault Code Diagnosis (was Coolant Leakage Solved-BUT)
i2k at xmission.com
Tue Aug 2 17:36:42 EDT 2005
Went back to the shop I'm beginning to suspect is run by monkey lads.
They agreed to pull codes. Said no faults came up. Also said that since
there are "only two or three sensors" on my old car "only two or three
fault codes can come up." The lads didn't show signs of recognizing a
1551 when I asked- said they use a "vag-com" unit. And here I thought
VAG stood for Volkswagen/Audi Group. Silly me.
A quick glance at Bentley Volume 1 page D2-380-1 (back at the ranch)
shows "The Motronic control unit can differentiate between 31 different
faults. If these faults occur, they are stored in a permanent fault
memory until intentionally erased."
Sounds like my guys may be lower primates, no?
Can any modern hardware & software pull these correctly or does one
need a 1551? The shop I'm going to talk to tomorrow claims to have a
setup that will do Audis along with other makes. Please advise.
still teutonic- but wavering.
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