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Is ECM failure actually frequent? | VW Vortex


Again in December 2023 I had a store do the DPF/EGR delete on my 2011 Golf. They put in the Rawtech straight pipe from turbo to muffler in addition to a stage 2 Tunezilla tune (not Malone from what I heard).

Then in March/April 2024 I began getting a flashing glowplug gentle intermittently on my sprint whereas driving down the freeway. No energetic codes. Then a pair weeks later, this flashing glowplug gentle was accompanied by an Engine gentle and code P0638 (Throttle physique actuator sign implausible) in addition to P2100 (Throttle actuator management circuit open). I’ve a Pioneer stereo/deck that may learn and clear fault codes.

Typically the engine gentle would go away, however then come again. It began getting annoying having the glowplug gentle flash and beep dozens of instances whereas driving down the freeway so I introduced it again to the identical store.

In Could 2024 they eliminated the EGR valve and Anti-Shudder valve (throttle valve) and put in a race pipe of their place. They decided the throttle valve motor had excessive resistance and was the reason for the faults.

Once I went to choose the automotive up on Could twenty seventh, the battery was fully flat, automotive wouldn’t begin (doorways would nonetheless unlock, although). A tech got here out with a booster, and after a couple of minutes we gave it the outdated school attempt to it might crank, however not fireplace.

Within the techs very personal phrases: “ generally these frequent rails leak a bit an excessive amount of gas into the cylinders and you need to clear the gas out by holding the throttle pedal all the way in which to the ground whilst you crank, after which attempt it once more after.”

After him attempting this just a few instances and the engine sputtering whereas cranking, it managed to fireside. We let it idle for a bit earlier than I hopped in and drove away.

Then just a few blocks down the street, the engine stalled whereas I used to be making a left hand flip, so I put the transmission into impartial, cycled the important thing and fired it again up once more. I put it again in gear and drove it again to the store.

The tech got here again out along with his laptop computer, verified a voltage provide code and cleared it. I used to be then on my manner once more.

10 minutes later, I used to be merging onto a freeway when the engine stalled once more. I did the identical factor I’d finished beforehand, however simply determined to maintain driving house and as soon as there, put my battery on a trickle charger to see if that will remedy the difficulty.

I drove the automotive for two days round my house metropolis with no subject, so I made a decision to drive it on a 450km journey.

About 5 days later, after I was driving the automotive on this different metropolis, I used to be pulling right into a driveway after I observed the glowplug gentle flash and thought “oh no, not once more”. I used to be at my vacation spot, although, so I shut the automotive off and thought nothing of it.

Then just a few days later, on June fifth, I hopped within the automotive to attempt beginning it and received the identical crank however no begin situation as after I picked the automotive up from the store on Could twenty seventh.

For two hours, I attempted messing with the throttle pedal just like the tech informed me to get it began, however to no avail. I had even introduced a spare battery with me since I used to be clearly going to be operating low from all of the makes an attempt to begin it. I used to be additionally in a panic as a result of I had an necessary occasion to make it to in a pair days and wanted to move again house.

All through the subsequent couple weeks, I managed to verify the wiring harness and gas injector resistances and so they all checked out. “absolutely the ECM hasn’t failed” I assumed. I reached out to the store and requested if it’s potential that once they re-flashed the ECM to eliminate the anti-shudder valve programming, this prompted the issue with the ECM? They reached out to Tunezilla and had been informed that the tune wouldn’t have any impact on the ECM.

I ended up having to haul the automotive again to the store on a trailer.

Here’s what I’m being informed: “The ECM has failed, misplaced output on the driving force for the injectors. It will be simply dangerous luck of it taking place whereas it was right here. There’s nothing tune associated that will trigger it to fail. It’s fairly frequent for them to fail on this manor on their very own.”

Would actually admire an opinion on this, automotive has 320,000km on it.

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