He didn't get much detail from APR but from what he could gather, Audi released another new ECU program for the 2.0t at the end of March, and it has to do something with a flapper intake or some such thing. APR did tell him that this time they (APR) have the updated software variants ready for the different cars, so it shouldn't be like last time where some folks went, in some cases, many many weeks waiting to get reflashed. I had my car in for service around the 1st or 2nd week of March and it wasn't done then, so barring any unplanned dealer visits I guess I'm good until August or so.
Anyone have any more info on this?
04-17-2008, 11:43 AM
04-17-2008, 11:54 AM
the ecu update is for certain cars, varies from year to year. my 06 got flashed but my friend didnt
APR should have a fix, i just got flashed with revo they had a fix!
04-17-2008, 12:06 PM
i've heard 07 - 08 are safe from most flashes
04-17-2008, 12:11 PM
04-17-2008, 12:16 PM
04-17-2008, 12:30 PM
04-17-2008, 12:35 PM
04-17-2008, 12:48 PM
40k last week and the ecu was flashed by dealer, again.
is it safe to be reflashed with apr software? or do i need to wait for apr software to get updated?
soon it won't matter since my warranty will be gone in > 10k.
04-17-2008, 02:18 PM
o stock boost so there will be less repairs in the near term...? is that what i'm getting from this reflash your talking about?
04-17-2008, 06:29 PM
to date each update campaign has been justified with some kind of vague, mostly unexperienced issue. In order to maintain my faith in the brand I have to believe that these updates are actually warranted, but it sure is fishy when almost no one can give an articulate description of what these updates actually do :/
A4 Blk S-Line
04-17-2008, 09:08 PM
I would just like alittle more pep with my tip.
2.0T Q Tip 07
04-18-2008, 08:36 AM
04-18-2008, 09:31 AM
At 15K Audi flashed my car with the I3 update. Now at 25K they flashed it again. They call this the "CH" update and it is a mandatory recall. So, you have no choice. It almost seems that they are doing it on purpose, everytime I take the car in, the flash me back to stock. Curiously enough, the "CH"ip name of this recall sure rings a bell...
The good news is that unlike the I3 update, APR has all of the new versions available, so just go back to the APR dealer and get reflash with version 1.3.
My only issue was that my original APR distibutor has decided not to carry APR products anymore because of the high premium that APR is now charging to its distributors to carry APR, so I had to go to another APR dealer and pay $78 for their labor to get reflashed. That sucked!
04-18-2008, 09:36 AM
04-18-2008, 10:44 AM
04-18-2008, 11:21 AM
Thanks for the info.
04-18-2008, 02:16 PM
New software is only needed for some not all 2.0Ts.
Audi is tracking which cars need it and had it applied in a central database.
If you need the fix - take it, this is a serious issue that they are addressing.
04-18-2008, 03:51 PM
04-19-2008, 08:40 AM
Flapper, intake I assume opens or does not open at the right time, under right confitions.
04-19-2008, 01:21 PM
04-19-2008, 02:17 PM
04-21-2008, 02:41 PM
Props to GMP performance in Charlotte, NC. They reflashed my stock and 93 programs at no charge and always provides excellent customer service.