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Old 9th November 2006, 20:52   #1
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Determining installation of AA software?

Is there an obvious way to determine if AA software is programmed in the ECU without driving above known limits or revving as high as it will go? I'm not sure new steering sensor replacement and whatever software changes made by the dealer erased old software and I'd like to prove it one way or the other. On cars with AA, does the tach show redline at 8500, or did the engine simply go that high before hitting the limiter? Any ideas how to identify what software version we are running in the ECU via i-drive? I don't feel that I get the right answers from my dealer, so I perfer staying away from them.

Any ideas? AA was not much help when asked.
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Old 9th November 2006, 21:31   #2
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You immediately would make it into the Speeding Excuse Hall of Fame -- "Sorry, officer, but I HAD to drive 175 mph to see whether my aftermarket ECU remap was erased by my dealer."

Sorry that I do not have a good answer to your question. I doubt that the AA ECU work changes the redline display in the tach. And I do not believe that you can determine your car's software version without asking the dealer to hook it up to its computer.
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Mine is still delimited and that is after a transmission AND SAS change. Service told me that I'm still operating on 20.? version. I wouldn't know how to tell if yours is (de)limited without doing the speed test! yahoooo!!!
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When I had my SAS replaced, the dealer had to reprogram my car. By doing this, it erased the AA software.
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So theres no real way to tell if the AA software has been erased other than taking it past the limiter (155?)?
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So theres no real way to tell if the AA software has been erased other than taking it past the limiter (155?)?
Take it to redline (8250 vs 8500).
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When I had my SAS replaced, the dealer had to reprogram my car. By doing this, it erased the AA software.
Thats sucks!
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Okay, I just HAVE TO ASK the question. If you can't tell whether or not the software is still active, why the hell would anybody pay for it? Is the only benefit a 250 RPM increase in the rev limited and removal of the top speed govenor? If that is the case, it doesn't seem to me to adding much value. If it is supposed to do more (i.e., better performance), it obviously doesn't work so well since this is at least the 3rd thread I have seen on trying to figure out if it is still there.

P.S.: I am now selling a special spray called fromula H2O that you apply to your tires for increased grip. It is $500 per 3 oz. bottle. You may not actually detect any improvement in handling, but trust me, it is there. If you are interested, just PM me. Also, for a $75 service charge, I will confirm for you that it is still working.

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P.S.: I am now selling a special spray called fromula H2O that you apply to your tires for increased grip. It is $500 per 3 oz. bottle. You may not actually detect any improvement in handling, but trust me, it is there. If you are interested, just PM me. Also, for a $75 service charge, I will confirm for you that it is still working.
Do you this in the economy size? $500 seems a little high for just 3 oz.
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Absolutely! We can sell you a 8 oz. bottle for $1,330!!!!

But keep in mind this miracle formula never wears off. And when it does, you won't even be able to tell!

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