[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 53, Issue 16
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 20 15:02:52 PDT 2008
That was sarcasm hence the provided definition for my application of the term.
On the lingering throttle trivia, I've got the good old fashioned cable on my car. It's a 99.5 w/V6. Found the drive-by-wire (electronic) system to be really unsatisfying when I was test driving other cars in conjunction with my vehicle purchase.
> CC: a4 at audifans.com
> From: caliban at sharon.net
> To: dbpulvino at hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [A4] A4 Digest, Vol 53, Issue 16
> Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 14:22:32 -0700
> "drive by wire" = electronic.
> pre 99.5 (maybe inclusive?) is DBW. i remember that was what
> everyone was talking about when i got my 2000 A4 avant new.
> On Mar 20, 2008, at 12:50 PM, Derek Pulvino wrote:
> > FWIW,
> > Actually, the 2.8 from 98 is an old fashioned "drive by wire" system
> > (i.e. cable to throttle).
> > I think they changed to electronic late 99/2000.
> > derek p
> > Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 09:54:05 +0000
> > From: Richard van der Hoff <quattro at rvanderhoff.org.uk>
> > Subject: Re: [A4] Just got my VAG-COM and need help understanding
> > codes
> > To: Tyson Varosyan <tyson at up-times.com>
> > Cc: a4 at audifans.com
> > Message-ID: <47E2343D.6070503 at rvanderhoff.org.uk>
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> > Tyson Varosyan wrote:
> >> Hi Guys,
> >> The car is a USDM 98 A4Q 2.8
> >> #2 My Cruise Control never worked. When I posted about it on this
> >> list a
> >> few months ago the answer was, "get a Vag-Com". Now I have one but I
> >> tried a bunch of "modules" and none of them had anything to do with
> >> the
> >> cruise control... How do I troubleshoot this?
> > The 2.8 has an electronic throttle, yes? The cruise control is
> > controlled by the engine module in that case... Some of the display
> > values concern cruise control - have a look at them and see if they
> > are
> > being sane.
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