[BiturboS4] Flakey ECU or chip....
helas98 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 5 18:45:01 EDT 2002
A similar problem developed to one of our members who
drives an 01 S4. According to Todd at AWE it was due
to a flaky socket.....Regardless I suggest calling
Todd at AWE (Assuming thats were you got it) and he
will take care of you. They really have wonderful
Here is the thread from our forum:
If it does not work then here is the quote
"Well, tonight has definately been interesting. It
seems that GIAC still has some problems to work out
(will figure it out on Monday I hope ). At any rate,
the car would randomly die on me tonight. I could be
driving, idling, whatever... Didn't really matter.
Seems like it is a fuel pump issue or rather a
regulation issue, but I don't know what would be wrong
to be causing that. Funny thing, once I switched back
to stock chip everything was just fine...
What little I did get to drive the performance was
amazing.. Amer and I were able to do a 3rd gear
roll-on @ 60mph. He is stock with an APR, and I stock
with the GIAC. We got on it and I walked away..
Performance difference between the two seems pretty
amazing; however, it would seem that I am compromising
reliability. Going to give Todd @ AWE a call on Monday
and see if I can find out what's going on. I'll
probably have to send it back and go with APR, but
with the performance I was getting I HOPE i get to
stick with the GIAC (if I resolution can be reached).
At any rate, I'll let everyone know what happens. It's
a shame to see a seeminly good chip work like a$$."
"Well, I emailed Todd at AWE last night around
midnight. Got up this morning and I have already
recieved a response from him. He said it sounds like a
flaky socket. SO, he said on Monday that he will
overnight a new ECU!
Just think that's GREAT customer service and wanted to
let everyone know."
Ever since he got his new chip everything was fine
never had anymore problems
Hope that helps
--- Richard Ness <richard at nessnet.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I just had my GIAC upgraded to X last week ('00S4).
> Anyway, everything just fine until yesterday. Went
> to go home from work and the car wouldn't fire. Lots
> of battery, just no go. VAGCOM let me know that it
> the ECU, (3 other controllers 'talked' A-OK). No
> communications with the ECU at all. It was dead.
> Unplugged and re-plugged the ECU. It now talked
> so I cleared the (power) code and adapted the TB.
> Car started and drove home. Car started this morning
> fine, but when running errands 2day, same thing, (no
> I tried the same trick as yesterday, but no go this
> Yesterday had made me paranoid, so I was carrying
> stock ECU and a socket set with, so I swapped ECU
> the car ran. Went home, put the GIAC ECU back in,
> car now
> also runs fine, (for now). Used contact cleaner on
> Since the ECU is the same one that has always worked
> just dandy
> with the older version of the chip assy. and the
> only thing that
> has changed is the chip assy itself, I'm suspecting
> that this
> is the problem, not the ECU or the connections &
> There are no codes being set.
> So, how can I troubleshoot this further?
> Or, maybe I should ask if anyone has seen this issue
> and what
> the remedy was?
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