I'm really tired of this

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 13 10:47:46 PDT 2008

If upon unplugging and plugging in the connector it started right up,  
what makes you think it's not a flakey connection somewhere in that  
harness/interface?  If you think killing power makes it better, I  
wonder if removing and replacing the fuse to the ECU would give the  
same result.


On Sep 13, 2008, at 7:16 AM, 200q20v-request at audifans.com wrote:

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> Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 22:57:07 -0400
> From: Jean-Fran?ois Roldan <roldan_jf at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re:I'm really tired of this
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> Got the car back from the mechanic today,
> They tried swapping my spare ECU, but turns out the car didn't even  
> start with the other ECU, PO told me it was possibly bad, it IS bad...
> When they plugged the old one in (the one with the TAP chip  
> installed in 93) the car started right away, trouble free.
> I left, went for a few errands around town, no issues. On my way  
> home, car died as usual, coasted on the side of the road to a stop.  
> Tried to start, nothing. Unplugged the ECU for a minute, plugged it  
> back in, vroom and on my way I was... No more 20 min wait for it to  
> start...
> So seems like the chip or something in the ECU is going bad after a  
> while, but after a reset all goes back to normal, until it fails  
> again...
> I called a guy who deals with ECUs and chips here in town, he comes  
> highly recommended to have worked on many Audis and VWs for 20 years.
> If ever the chip is the problem, can I simply send my ECU to TAP to  
> get it fixed? If I have to get a new one, which chip do you guys  
> recommend? IA, Lehmann, another TAP? other?
> cheers
> JF
> 91 200 tqa

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