Used ECU 80q? follow up to Computer Codes
Q at IntendedAcceleration.com
Thu Dec 11 05:02:56 EST 2003
Put the ECU into an oven at 180 to 200
bake for an hour
If that fails I think I have a spare one.
From: quattro-bounces+q=intendedacceleration.com at audifans.com
[mailto:quattro-bounces+q=intendedacceleration.com at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of stephen sykes
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 3:34 PM
To: Ben Swann
Cc: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Used ECU 80q? follow up to Computer Codes
Can anyone provide info on getting ahold of a used ECU
for '88 80q? I live in Portland OR can pay shipping
of course. Shops here want ~$700.00 new.
Part numbers here are:
Bosch 0 227 400 136
Audi 443 907 397 EKE2
Incidentally, my wet ECU dried overnight and upon
re-installation started back up without a hitch.
However, still does not drive as it should. I also
noticed intermittent and irregular current on spark
wires from cap/rotor. Will likely replace these as
Thanks for your thoughts earlier on the codes.
--- Ben Swann <benswann at comcast.net> wrote:
> Once working, these should stay working unless
> affected by some outside
> influence - water due to negligence (as you have
> found) or a voltage spike
> through faulty component(unusual). Kind of like
> Newton's law for
> automotive electronics.
> Helga's shower cap was the standard protection
> device used for these AFAIK.
> When properly installed it assured unlimited
> protection. When improperly
> re-installed, can cause more harm than good.
> If the one you get used is working, then likely will
> stay that way. I have
> no qualms about using used ECU's.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "stephen sykes" <camay32 at yahoo.com>
> To: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 1:18 AM
> Subject: Re: Computer codes? 1111
> > Thanks for your thoughts.
> > Incidentally, after I left work today and went to
> > check on the car I found exactly this; internal
> > problems. The ignition computer was found in its
> > place along the passenger floorboard wall wrapped
> in a
> > plastic bag??? Actually it looked more like a
> > cap, odd. Can't seem to find the Bosch
> > part on that one...
> > The casing was removed and about a teaspoonful of
> > corroded looking greenish water dripped out. Not
> > how it got in there; the floorboard and matting
> > around it were completely dry and clean. Maybe
> > plastic wrapping contributed to the accumulation
> > moisture?
> > Any how, drying it overnight to re-examine
> > Found a used one here in town for a quarter the
> > of what the shop wants for a new one. Any
> thoughts on
> > buying used computers for this are welcome.
> > --- Ben Swann <benswann at comcast.net> wrote:
> > > I do some chipping/upgrading, and get some bad
> > > occasionally I have seen a few odd codes. My
> > > and only experience with code 1111 was a bad
> ECU. I
> > > was not able to find out what exactly was wrong,
> > > it had nothing to do with the chip installation,
> > > the ECU had been working long before, and the
> > > worked fine when put in another. This was in a
> > > MAC-11 ECU.
> > >
> > > I think you are referring to a NG setup. It
> > > like the ignition ECU may have an internal
> > >
> > >
> > > Ben
> > >
> > > [Subject: Computer codes?
> > > To: quattro at audifans.com
> > > Message-ID:
> > >
> <20031208231703.51212.qmail at web60509.mail.yahoo.com>
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > > Just took my '88 80q into the shop (actually
> > > it
> > > in:( due to a no start. Engine/starter just
> made an
> > > abnormally loud clicking sound and attempted to
> > > turnover.
> > >
> > > The codes on the computer indicate an 1 1 1
> > > which they say is ignition computer.
> > > Being such an antiquated code system I'm curious
> > > anyone has had any other experience with this
> > > of
> > > code reading, 1 1 1 1.]
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