[s-cars] New Guy, S8 question
pkrasusky at ups.com
pkrasusky at ups.com
Thu Feb 26 07:57:59 PST 2009
Ken inquired and John noted:
<<,Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:52:40 -0500
From: jpb3 <jpburns3 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [s-cars] New Guy, S8 question
To: "Stafford, Kenneth A." <stafford at wpi.edu>
You sold the V8! I am on both lists (V8 & S) since I own one of each,
unfortunately you will find little to no S8 info here. Though I am
sure that Paul K can chime in (another S8 convert) and lead you to the
Good luck with the S8, care to share what your thoughts are coming
from the V8? Apples to Oranges I know but am curious.
Hey "New Guy" - welcome!
True - while this List has 'some' (@ ~ 7+/-) converts from urS4/6 to urS8 who still linger Here (like a fart?) - the far better resource I unfortunately have to suggest is the dreaded da da da DUM... AudiWorld. Thing is, over on AWD2 the crowd is pretty decent. Just a bit too soggy (aka not nearly dry enough).
So posting D2 Q's here *may* glean you an answer from some owners who have become proficient with the inherent D2 nuance - which there is *much*. But join AWD2 if you've not yet as the knowledge base / talent pool there is high - many enginerds like here 8-).
To answer your Q's
Service light reset is done with a soft reset (doesn't clear it just keeps it from being always on) via a cluster button sequence (forget, do an AW search), and hard clear is done via VAG-COM. If you don't have you'll either want to score it, or like me want those around you with.
MTM chip is real rare - mostly as it was rather pricey and all it's alleged to do is remove the 153mph speed limiter. Tho things that make ya go hmmm - my speedo shuts down @ 146 FWLIW btw and ohso curiously so - Divine Intervention? //Silver is the //Slowest? (Nevah! - Ming is, for those not in the know...). No power gain that I'm aware of.
...you got me ***REAL*** curious - you, in the name of //Science me friend, must run us this Litmus Test and report back pronto:
***_UN_FOOKIN_CORK_THAT_ALUMIBIATCH_*** and let us know what she's er 'got'? Rumor'd to be north of 180land uh huh. Gnarly.
If you fail to heed such obligation - simply swap ECU's with someone (hmmm wonder who?) for the day / ever yes.
Anywho, welcome nonetheless. MIT eh? My neighbor teaches there. Least you're ALL not dorks then as YOU have cool cars 8-)... him? (gasp) Prius - one of THREE silver Prii on my culdesac of 16 houses (lame!). So you're 'local'. Maybe we'll meet up sometime, lots of great folkz 'round these har parts I say.
'03s ROCK btw (long as they're not Ming - or if it is, not Ming with MD tags). Congrats. "Compared to the V8"? You could write a book on 'that' one (same as trying to comparo to urS6). FanfrickinfookinfirckinfuchinfarginfrigginTABULOUS automobiles these things are - damn straight.
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