[20v] 20v Digest, Vol 28, Issue 1

Brent Henry thehenrys at sympatico.ca
Mon Nov 3 14:03:56 PST 2008


Yes, I have heard that some of the early engines don't work with the 
VAG-COM, but I had a very early 1990 model (based on VIN) and mine worked. 
So, I'm not sure what the deciding factor is.
Thanks,
Brent.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd Phenneger" <tquattroguy at yahoo.com>
To: <20v at audifans.com>; "Brent Henry" <thehenrys at sympatico.ca>
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: [20v] 20v Digest, Vol 28, Issue 1


> Only the later 7a's work with VAG-COM.  The early 7a does not work and you 
> must use the LED tester outlined on 20v.org.
>
> I have a 91' CQ that does work with VAG-COM.  Works OK, VERY Simplistic 
> compared to the newer OBD-2 cars but you can get fault codes, clear them, 
> do the output tests, and you can get realtime graphing of Throttle 
> Position, RPM, Engine Load, CO Mixture, etc.
>
> If you have a laptop, then I think its worth the $100 = $50 in connectors 
> to use it.
>
>
>
> --- On Sat, 11/1/08, Brent Henry <thehenrys at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
>> From: Brent Henry <thehenrys at sympatico.ca>
>> Subject: Re: [20v] 20v Digest, Vol 28, Issue 1
>> To: 20v at audifans.com
>> Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008, 8:46 PM
>> Hi Brian,
>>
>> Yes, the VAG-COM does read diagnostics from the CQ... and
>> you will need the
>> 2x2 connector/adapter.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brent.
>>
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>> >   1. Diagnostic Tools for the 20V 7A Engine (Brian
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>> > Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 10:38:41 -0600
>> > From: Brian Pleet <bpleet at telusplanet.net>
>> > Subject: [20v] Diagnostic Tools for the 20V 7A Engine
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>> > My better half offered to buy a diagnostic tool as
>> appreciation for
>> > keeping her 1990 90 20v on the road.
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>> > Two options I found are Versatile Automotive
>> Diagnostics (VAD) and
>> > Ross-Tech. Neither show the 20V engine on their
>> compatibility lists.
>> > Ross-Tech said only 20V turbos from 1990 would work,
>> and VAD was
>> > unsure and non-committal. I've found two plug-ins
>> under the carpet on
>> > the driver side.
>> >
>> > Does anyone have experience using a diagnostic tool
>> with this engine?
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