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angelshox
April 8th, 2004, 10:12 PM
just been perusing ebay.co.uk for audi s3 goodies and i have come across a tuned ecu chipped by sku

here is the link
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2472676517&category=32094

claims up to 280 hp for at the moment 100 pounds, or buy it now for 400 pounds

anybody know of sku

Lams
April 8th, 2004, 11:40 PM
travis you better take your ECU out and see if the numbers match before you get your hopes up!

ea2001
April 9th, 2004, 12:18 AM
I have never seen that ECU # in an Australian S3 ECU.
Be careful when you buy an ECU from o/s as the ECU# is paramount.
It is also the only tuner I haven seen claiming 280hp/210kw for an ECU only upgrade. They must know something every other VAG specialist tuner doesn't. But you never know!

Derek

Staring07
April 10th, 2004, 09:55 AM
Travis I think it's SKN not SKU. Have a look at http://www.skn-tuning.com. They seem to offer tuning for a lot of cars, not only the VAGers.

I also came across this thread on Tyesmoke which may help add to your dilema of which chip to go with - http://www.tyresmoke.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Board=tuning&Number=137727. So many choices! :big_wink:

b5turbo
April 12th, 2004, 10:29 AM
Travis I think it's SKN not SKU.
I was going to say the same thing! The guy that wrote the VAG-COM label file for my ECU has an SKN chip in his car. We compared VAG-COM logs and it looked like the knock sensors in his car were getting a bit of a workout compared to the Oettinger chip.

angelshox
April 13th, 2004, 07:03 PM
Travis I think it's SKN not SKU.
I was going to say the same thing! The guy that wrote the VAG-COM label file for my ECU has an SKN chip in his car. We compared VAG-COM logs and it looked like the knock sensors in his car were getting a bit of a workout compared to the Oettinger chip.

my knowledge with knock sensors is minimal to say at best, what is the story?

b5turbo
April 14th, 2004, 08:34 AM
Heavy knock sensor activity can indicate poor fuel or excessive ignition timing. So a small amount of knock sensor activity is fine (usually less than 4deg per cylinder) but excessive activity means the ECU is pulling back ignition timing in a major way and the engine actually makes less power.

I saw this happen on the dyno when I compared the stock, Oettinger and GIAC chips in my Passat.