You do know about the setting levels of hill hold, right? And other than a 2014 why do you need VCDS to reset service lights?I can't speak to the ECU flash as I haven't had one done on my 13. After my turbo blew the other week I ordered the ODBLink LX ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H9S71LW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) and I paid for Torque Pro (I think it was $4 on the play store). If you have an iPhone you will have to find a similar product to Torque. I set alarms for the entrance to the DPF (I think in Torque they call it Cat B1S1, but my VagCom calls it B1S2) and I can now tell when it goes into regen. I upgraded my VAGCom to the latest CAN bus version so I can do some stuff like take the hill hold off and reset the service light reminder.
If you do end up with Torque I can help you setup the parameters and alarms you'd like watch. I also have most of the Tasker programs to start and stop Torque when you get in the car and when you leave it. I am still adding some finishing touches but for the most part have it working pretty well.
As an aside, has anyone with torque noticed the stock "boost" reading in torque does not agree with the VW specific PID ( the one reported on 0x70h)?
You do know about the setting levels of hill hold, right? And other than a 2014 why do you need VCDS to reset service lights?
I like VCDS, but agree a laptop is a bit big and clunky for everyday use. Though some people post with big android tablets stuck on their dash. I think this will be a good idea to revisit my car computer idea.
No, the DPF/CAT was replaced (as it's one unit) but nothing after that. I did notice that the first regen after I picked it back up had oil fumes coming out the tailpipe, it is also stained with burnt oil, but before the tailpipe still was nice and shiny. The intercooler and 2 glow plugs were replaced as well.NYTDIBoy: Good to hear that your turbo was replaced and after 1500 miles, all is well.
Did you get the entire exhaust system replaced at the same time? (I don't recall seeing an update to your original post...if you did, sorry I missed it...)
JasonNo, I didn't know about that. I need to research it. I asked Ross-Tech about where the procedure is and they couldn't help me. If you have a link you can send me I would appreciate it.
It actually came up in discussion here on TDIClub. I remember it because first thing I thought of was adjusting my wife's Beetle hill hold.
Resetting the Service reminder is the immediate need. but also being able to calculate how much DEF is needed during regular services. I haven't researched it too much, but on my Jetta I needed it to do the timing belt, I am not sure if it's still needed for that with the Common Rail engines, so maybe I spent money I didn't need to, but I can also use it for my neighbors audi that has those electric rear brake calipers.
FWIW the level sensor in the AdBlue tank is not like a fuel level sensor. The ones I have looked at work much like a RV tank level gauge - IE:1/3 full, 2/3 full, full.
The CR TDI pump timing is not that critical. You basically just line up the pump pulses with injection events, so the pressure oscillations match up better with injector opening.
Its been a while so I'll confirm on the next Audi, but I never use a scan tool to retract the parking brake motors on Passats or Tiguans. Our instructor showed us a quick trick -unbolt the motor, push the piston back like a regular caliper(turn the drive lug while pressing the piston in), bolt the motor back on, cycle the parking brake.
I still need to put my failure in the Database. Been almost 1500 miles since the turbo failed and was replaced.