Once you disconnect and reconnect the battery, how long does it take for the motronic system to relearn idle, etc?
I agree with Steve. I have a Squadra chip in my Q, and recently reconnected after having dash pod recovered. It burbled and sputtered for about 5 seconds then was fine. No hunting of idle, misses, or rough running etc. I do know that the Motronic is an adaptive ECU, and the chip is constantly being re-written. I believe its 32K of info, with like 4-8K constant. The rest is baseline ignition/fuel maps from last 30-40 starts? Something like that, I'm sure someone with 1st hand knowledge will chime in with specifics if I'm off. I look forward to those dyno #'sShould be fine as soon as you hook up battery.
Sounds like a good deal waiting to test the ST chip after AROC. I'm sure the maps will be optimized by then. After 3-5 starts my throttle response was much better.I know the Motronic is adaptive, but how long before I will get the best results? I want to test both the stock and ST chip back to back if possible. If not, then I will test just the stock chip on the dyno. I will then put in the ST chip and dyno the car again after the AROC convention.
You mentioned that your Q has the ST chip. Did you notice a reduction in gas mileage on the highway? Planning to drive to Detroit on Tuesday ( 1400 miles each way ) and need to get a good fuel economy as possible.
"Driving it for about 10 minutes should give it time to readapt."[QUOTE?]I did not take anything you said as being condescending. I spent last night searching for more information about the adaptive ability of the Motronic. No real information could be found. I just want realistic results.