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Hey all Anybody had their audi/vw in to get the emissions update done. Mines an 11 plate a4 2.0 tdi 170. Had my letter through to get booked in for an update to the ecu Wondering if anybody else… Read More
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8m, 2w agoPosted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Hey all

Anybody had their audi/vw in to get the emissions update done. Mines an 11 plate a4 2.0 tdi 170. Had my letter through to get booked in for an update to the ecu

Wondering if anybody else has had theirs done and noticed any difference performance or economy wise

Being in the trade im reluctant to let them loose on my ecu considering the car is nippy does 50-60mpg and flies through emissions test i cant see the update improving it any
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8m, 2w agoPosted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
I have the same as you, black edition, haven't noticed any difference at all tbh. only had it done a week ago though so will give it a bit longer to judge the economy
#2
Apogee00
I have the same as you, black edition, haven't noticed any difference at all tbh. only had it done a week ago though so will give it a bit longer to judge the economy


Ok good to know. Just struggling to see much benefit to getting it done. Did you get any sort of certificate to say it had been done or just a reciept?
#3
Don't do it, Anything they've tweaked to bring emissions down will have a negative effect on mpg/performance unless they've miraculously found a way to tweak it and retain the same figures and performance etc..
#4
shauneco
Don't do it, Anything they've tweaked to bring emissions down will have a negative effect on mpg/performance unless they've miraculously found a way to tweak it and retain the same figures and performance etc..





That's it, continue filling my kids lungs with pollutants just because it may impact on your 0 to 60 time. Typical of German car drivers, oblivious to everyone else. It doest effect performance from what I read. But I'm waiting for these manufacturers to compensate me for breathing your pollutants. Especially given I pay tax related to what my car emits and you haven't.
#5
liamf12
shauneco
Don't do it, Anything they've tweaked to bring emissions down will have a negative effect on mpg/performance unless they've miraculously found a way to tweak it and retain the same figures and performance etc..





That's it, continue filling my kids lungs with pollutants just because it may impact on your 0 to 60 time. Typical of German car drivers, oblivious to everyone else. It doest effect performance from what I read. But I'm waiting for these manufacturers to compensate me for breathing your pollutants. Especially given I pay tax related to what my car emits and you haven't.


Hahahahahahahaha...breathe....hahahahahahaha
#6
There are a few issues with cars pinking after the update. VW know about this but have yet to fix it. I would want assurance that you could go back to the pre update software if you were not happy with the VW fix.
#7
I haven't done it and i'm not going to. I don't see why i should be inconvenienced for their error. If they want to do it they can come and get my car and leave me a courtesy car to use, but they wont.

Global warming is a myth anyway :{
#8
I haven't done my firmware update, but I was wondering if my car would pass MOT and drive virtually the same, why did they fiddle or adulterate the firmware for no perceptive gain in the first place?
#9
craigstephens
liamf12
shauneco
Don't do it, Anything they've tweaked to bring emissions down will have a negative effect on mpg/performance unless they've miraculously found a way to tweak it and retain the same figures and performance etc..





That's it, continue filling my kids lungs with pollutants just because it may impact on your 0 to 60 time. Typical of German car drivers, oblivious to everyone else. It doest effect performance from what I read. But I'm waiting for these manufacturers to compensate me for breathing your pollutants. Especially given I pay tax related to what my car emits and you haven't.


Hahahahahahahaha...breathe....hahahahahahaha


What breathe in all those fumes? Not likely :D
#10
splender
I haven't done my firmware update, but I was wondering if my car would pass MOT and drive virtually the same, why did they fiddle or adulterate the firmware for no perceptive gain in the first place?

Because they have to meet certain standards like Euro 5 etc.

Luckily they don't test them come mot time, It's merely a smoke test.
#11
shauneco
splender
I haven't done my firmware update, but I was wondering if my car would pass MOT and drive virtually the same, why did they fiddle or adulterate the firmware for no perceptive gain in the first place?
Because they have to meet certain standards like Euro 5 etc.
Luckily they don't test them come mot time, It's merely a smoke test.
So would still meet Euro 5 before and after? As I am spending money on urea solution plus low SAPS oil to reduce emissions.

Edited By: splender on Aug 04, 2016 22:27
#12
liamf12
shauneco
Don't do it, Anything they've tweaked to bring emissions down will have a negative effect on mpg/performance unless they've miraculously found a way to tweak it and retain the same figures and performance etc..




That's it, continue filling my kids lungs with pollutants just because it may impact on your 0 to 60 time. Typical of German car drivers, oblivious to everyone else. It doest effect performance from what I read. But I'm waiting for these manufacturers to compensate me for breathing your pollutants. Especially given I pay tax related to what my car emits and you haven't.

1. I don't own a VW
2. I drive a petrol
#13
splender
shauneco
splender
I haven't done my firmware update, but I was wondering if my car would pass MOT and drive virtually the same, why did they fiddle or adulterate the firmware for no perceptive gain in the first place?
Because they have to meet certain standards like Euro 5 etc.
Luckily they don't test them come mot time, It's merely a smoke test.
So would still meet Euro 5 before and after?

Before NO as it cheated, After I would assume YES otherwise it'd be totally pointless.

It won't effect MOT either way.
#14
shauneco
splender
shauneco
splender
I haven't done my firmware update, but I was wondering if my car would pass MOT and drive virtually the same, why did they fiddle or adulterate the firmware for no perceptive gain in the first place?
Because they have to meet certain standards like Euro 5 etc.
Luckily they don't test them come mot time, It's merely a smoke test.
So would still meet Euro 5 before and after?
Before NO as it cheated, After I would assume YES otherwise it'd be totally pointless.
It won't effect MOT either way.
So, I am still baffled if it would pass now, why they fiddled in the first place as they didn't have to?
#15
splender
shauneco
splender
shauneco
splender
I haven't done my firmware update, but I was wondering if my car would pass MOT and drive virtually the same, why did they fiddle or adulterate the firmware for no perceptive gain in the first place?
Because they have to meet certain standards like Euro 5 etc.
Luckily they don't test them come mot time, It's merely a smoke test.
So would still meet Euro 5 before and after?
Before NO as it cheated, After I would assume YES otherwise it'd be totally pointless.
It won't effect MOT either way.
So, I am still baffled if it would pass now, why they fiddled in the first place as they didn't have to?

Because when they made the cars they were supposed to have met Euro 5/6 standard but they cheated.

If you bought a car and it was supposed to have 6 gears but only had 5 you would expect them to put it right.

The original test isn't an MOT test.!.

MOT test doesn't currently text the emissions as such, It is just a smoke test, It's pretty hard for a diesel to fail an emissions test unless it's got other problems like blown turbos, leaky injectors etc..
#16
liamf12
shauneco
Don't do it, Anything they've tweaked to bring emissions down will have a negative effect on mpg/performance unless they've miraculously found a way to tweak it and retain the same figures and performance etc..





That's it, continue filling my kids lungs with pollutants just because it may impact on your 0 to 60 time. Typical of German car drivers, oblivious to everyone else. It doest effect performance from what I read. But I'm waiting for these manufacturers to compensate me for breathing your pollutants. Especially given I pay tax related to what my car emits and you haven't.


Think theres a forum on quorn herbal juices and not washing somehere that may suit u better

The proper harmful pollutants in car emissions arent even tested in the mot particularly in a diesel its all garbage.

If you buy a car to be responsive and fuel efficient why do something to it to lower either if its not nescesary
#17
I have 2 x 1.9 tdi so I'm likely to get any letter but I would be hesitant as well if I was in your shoes. could u not try to delay and see for sure what are pros n cons and if its worth it?
vw forums might be a good place to learn from others experiences
#18
also I would be concerned about the VED change due to ecu change. one of my 1.9 TDI VED is £10 a month, other 1.9 TDI transporter I have I pay £26 a month
#19
iibdii
also I would be concerned about the VED change due to ecu change. one of my 1.9 TDI VED is £10 a month, other 1.9 TDI transporter I have I pay £26 a month


Goverment have promised the ved increase wouldnt affect consumer. Mind you that means nothing lol
#20
liamf12
shauneco
Don't do it, Anything they've tweaked to bring emissions down will have a negative effect on mpg/performance unless they've miraculously found a way to tweak it and retain the same figures and performance etc..
That's it, continue filling my kids lungs with pollutants just because it may impact on your 0 to 60 time. Typical of German car drivers, oblivious to everyone else. It doest effect performance from what I read. But I'm waiting for these manufacturers to compensate me for breathing your pollutants. Especially given I pay tax related to what my car emits and you haven't.

This is a wind up right?
#21
jimhuf
liamf12
shauneco
Don't do it, Anything they've tweaked to bring emissions down will have a negative effect on mpg/performance unless they've miraculously found a way to tweak it and retain the same figures and performance etc..
That's it, continue filling my kids lungs with pollutants just because it may impact on your 0 to 60 time. Typical of German car drivers, oblivious to everyone else. It doest effect performance from what I read. But I'm waiting for these manufacturers to compensate me for breathing your pollutants. Especially given I pay tax related to what my car emits and you haven't.

This is a wind up right?


I hope he's on the wind up.

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