08-19-2002, 04:38 PM
Any Houston folk kind enough to reprogram my central locking system to enable some of the "easter eggs" therein? I would like to do it but I don't have the VAG tool and I can't justify buying it just to do this (I would probably never use it again). I live in west Houston but would drive anywhere in Houston to get it done. Thanks.
Also, I read recently that when your car is chipped, your rev limiter gets bumped up. It is then possible to cause a engine fault code if you go rev your engine too high? Would this code be detectable by a VAG tool?
Would it cause me problems if I took it in for service and such a fault was detected?
Please clarify any misconceptions I may have.
08-20-2002, 02:29 AM
will be down for ANYTHING this weekend. i need a breather.
no dtcs so far and i've reved mine up to 73k+ rpms once .. emergency stop .. right foot too used to "heel/toe" position, reved the engine when i slammed on the brake.
we can easily check for any dtcs though. i wouldnt worry about it too much unless you make it a daily habit. =)
08-20-2002, 09:42 PM
Oh well, I guess I'll find out if the dealer wants to stick it to me on Thursday when I go for 30k service... I'm sure I revved past 7100 when trying to work out that toe-heel braking deal... doh...
08-20-2002, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the help. What part of town are you located in? Even though DonP seems closest to me (I'm Memorial and Dairy Ashford), I would drive to check out that APR Stage III setup you got... I read about your SIII install experience in the archives (living vicariously through other's stage III experiences in the archives) and salute your do-your-own stage III courage.
08-20-2002, 09:50 PM
DonP is also the author of several tech articles(I think)... the chance to meet a celebrity!
08-21-2002, 03:46 PM
i'm around the compaq center/greenway plaza area .. (59 and buffalo speedway).
sure. i'd be glad to meet up with you sometime. i may be heading over your way this sat actually. i'm feeling the itch for more "go fast" juice. =)
and my DIY stage3 install had nothing to do with courage. it's a story i've repeated often enough already. =/