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Tpi 2010289/3 ECU Update 3.2l v6

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Mall-uk, Feb 12, 2013.

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    Hi everyone ,

    My car has all the symptoms (hesitation @ 2k rpm, hunting at idle ) which seems to be cure by the ECU update . Unfortunately The Audi garage in Coventry is not ready to do the update as the car fault code direct them to the timing chains (no strange noises from the engine). And I was wondering if anyone had the update done in the midlands area.
    Or if anyone could advise on the best way to proceed to get the update done and stop my frustration ...


    Many thanks
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    I did try with Stratford Audi but they weren't listening once it went beyond the "come in and let us diagnose" stage, its a shame independents dont have this software as they are the ones that care for customers with these sorts of needs, not the dealers
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    Did you havethe idle issue etc ?? Did you get your car sorted ?
    Seen in older pthred that someone might have his update sorted at Audi Northampton, so I email Audi Northampton with the update details and ask if they could do the update ... Waiting now ... Hopefully I get an email tomorrow saying 'yes ! We can' ....
    but not fully convinced ... We shall see ..
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    If you ask them to update it, they should do it regardless, as thats what they're there for, so unless its being looked at under goodwill, they're being paid to do a job & thats what they should do.
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    I totally agree with you NHN but I booked my car last week stating that I wanted the update done , first they said that they had to do a diagnostic and investigate the problem , 4hrs later they said that I MAY be the chains but could not be sure . After a chat over the phone the chap took the update details I gave him and said that the cd update ref no was for an Audi A6 and could not find any update due for my car . Worth trying a different dealer and see their reply (as Northampton should have done the update already) ..
    its very disappointing that things like that is not picked up by the main dealer . Been searching for info on the update and tbh only this forum seems to give guidance ...
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    No never got it sorted, they just didn't bother in the end - I'll dig up a few things from here that helped me, if it helps you let me know I am also in the mids, I even told the dealer a few of us from here would come to them but it had no effect - its crazy sometimes.
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    Well a few old threads brought up some things:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...4318-3-2-software-update-portsmouth-audi.html

    I tried the below template at Bham Audi - no luck my side, maybe you can try?

    Update info: The Audi TT Forum :: View topic - TPI 2010289/3
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    I made a file last year about this issue as it really annoyed me but I have lost it, or its somewhere...:keule:

    Anyway some other bits:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/161451-a3-3-2-2004-missfire.html

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/161451-a3-3-2-2004-missfire-2.html

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    Hi there ....
    after a lot of chasing and calling around I finally manage to get my car booked for the update at my local dealer ...
    they quoted me half hr job (£70 ish) even if I got charge £100 just a week ago for an investigation which did not conclude to anything really .. But I can take that if it resolves the problem .. So fingers crossed..... Will keep u posted

    Mall
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    Yes keep me updated, few q's:

    - Which dealer?
    - Did they confirm you needed the update? As in, actually say it needs the update to resolve your issue.
    - Who was the guy/girl you spoke to?
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    Hi, Im also going to be chasing this update as I have the issue around 2k rpm, have you any problem with a smooth pull away, I find it very hard to pull away smoothly without a jerk unless its agressive but I dont want to pull away like that.

    Cheers Kai
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    -this is Coventry dealer ....
    -They did not confirm that the car needed that update but I had an engineer from Northampton Audi who said (after checking my chassis number) that my car is due for update.... However this update is suppose to resolve a rough running at high rev (over 5k rpm) ... But as you prob have read on this forum this suppose to sort the rough idle and 2k rpm hesitation .... So it well worth a try .
    -the workshop manager at Coventry dealership is Paul (keen to help) ...

    car is booked in for Monday morning so we will find out soon ...
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    absolutely !!! I ve notice that too, if I try to pull out nice and smoothly I get a pause and then boom it goes ... Hope that s part of the same problem and sorted with the update ...
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    I am very interested in this as i purchased my 54 plate v6 just 5 days before going to afghan and noticed the pull away issue and was concerned there could be a problem. as it happens the car is back at the garage 2 days later to get a re-con transfer box as it was making some horrible sounds.

    hopefully get mine updated on my return if it's needed.
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    hi there,

    Had the update done this morning , Dealer took 30 min ish but i ll have to say that the service adviser was not convinced nor interested at all. Stated on the work sheet : "update 2010289/3 as per customer request". So update done no feedback from the workshop, just a invoice for £70 ish.
    Just drove to work and everything seems to be running fine but won t be to excited just yet need to do few more miles to confirm..but hopefully this is all sorted...

    Advce if you wnat your car done in Audi Coventry : speak to Ross at service and insist to have that update only as he s aware of it now.

    Keep you posted.

    Mall
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    Well after more than a year for me this is some good news, please keep me posted if its working well in the next week
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    It s been 4 days of commuting ~60 miles a day and still enjoying a smooth and misfire/shaking free v6 ride ...😊 ... At last .
    Booked my friend s V6 for the same treat as his car has the same problem . Try to booked it through the persons who did mine but they re very busy bees as they re never available when I called and still waiting for a call back .
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    Glad it's looking promising for you, what's the pulling away like now?
    Cheers kai
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    all gone .... :)
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    Your pulling away has gone? That's not good : ) I'm guessing it's all smooth? If so then this needs to be done on mine asap.

    Cheers Kai
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    I agree but in reality they are such a PITA to deal with... I've had two ECU updates (sorry not same engine as this thread) I had to keep pushing and kept saying about "how would I ever buy another Audi if software updates to modules are not forth coming from a dealer"...

    They really don't like customers coming in and telling them what exact work you want done...

    Luckily with some ear bashing the service advisor@my local dealer now is helpful...

    So keep persisting guys!
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    Meant the jerky pull away s gone :) sorry ... Much more pleasing .... Get it done , it does make a difference ... No more warning light popping on .. And mainly no shaking at the lights ..
    pMall
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    Hi all , my friend got his car ECUs update and same result : a smoother ride ... An other happy owner !
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    do let us know if anything changes, I cant get the time to arrange this yet but am watching closely, first progressive step for V6 owners
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    it s been nearly two weeks now and not a sign of misfire and hesitation .. Touch wood it ll stay that way .
    you should take the time to do the update as it takes only half hour (Audi might try to say they need to keep the car for longer but just insist) and it will make a massive difference if you engine has the misfire and engine shake at idle.
    I could forward you a copy of the Audi invoice if that help ... Just let me know ...

    mall
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    Done over a 1,000 miles now since the update and still no sign of the warning light, idle is fine and no hesitant engine.

    "Easy" fix to a well ennoying problem ...
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