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Old 04-28-2012, 03:55 AM   #15
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@NOLA-Ron I'm not spewing nonsense! I was working with Evan at APR, sir. As I said I had called them directly. I did this after not having my car a month and a half!
Is this nonsense .Yes indeed I think it is that I don't have my damn car I pay for. Also in my first post I asked if anyone has had this issue!
Then one person with actual in-site answered. If you have nothing to contribute to getting my car back don't comment. I have been working with the shop every day I ran out of idea's to give them. I already said i posted out of frustration. No need to beat a dead horse! Lastly I stated above APR said my ECU is fine and is in working order!
bad news.

traded in my 10 ms3 for the 12 gti..

no tuning for the ms3 unless you are in a grand am team..

the ms3 is a very good car. lots of cool stuff..

right now after ~35k with a ms3 and the gti it is a wash. not sure who is the winner..


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Old 04-28-2012, 09:55 PM   #16
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I did contribute. If first paragraph wasn't enough contribution the 2nd for sure was.

If APR tested your ECU personally. Re-read NOT YOUR tuner, then your dealer is BSing you. APR stands behind their products and has proven to correct tuner mistakes. take it to another dealer, preferably tuner friendly and see what they say. if APR hasn't personally inspected the ECU then arrange to have it sent to them overnight. Should get it back in 3 days.

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This is more of a contribution to my issue NOLA-Ron but as stated APR did say my ECU is fine. I went down this road already.

I guess I need to bring it to a performance shop and a different stealership in Northern NJ that knows what they are doing. The two that I have seem to not have a clue whats going on Performance Shop: Drive Auto Works & Stealership: Three County VolksWagen. Can anyone recommend a better shop or dealer?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:06 AM   #17
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:00 AM   #18
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:12 PM   #19
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I'm confused now...the dealer says your ECU is bad, but APR tested your ECU and it's fine? I'd personally take APR's word over a dealership any day. Sounds like there's something else wrong with your car. Where is your car at? I'd start digging around tryin to figure out what exactly is wrong or take it to a different shop. Just remember though, you gotta pay to play.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:57 PM   #20
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Have fun with the torque steer. Your better off getting a WRX or shit...even a Si would be better than a speed3. Mazda motors are poop.
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WRX or EVO would be better. I'll never buy a Mazda.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #21
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I'm confused now...the dealer says your ECU is bad, but APR tested your ECU and it's fine? I'd personally take APR's word over a dealership any day. Sounds like there's something else wrong with your car. Where is your car at? I'd start digging around tryin to figure out what exactly is wrong or take it to a different shop. Just remember though, you gotta pay to play.
@JoeVDUB I was confused myself on this same topic.
I am leaning with believing what APR says. I think I have to bring it to a different shop, because I'm being BS'ed. The excuse I got today was dun dun dun "the flatbed broke." My car was supposed to be at the tuning shop on friday then saturday morning now I get this news today. I really can pick them! I guess there's only one Towing company and only 1 flatbed in this world!

It's crazy but I would so recommend APR screen their shops before they list their resellers. Also they should email the customers and see if everything is ok with their cars after a tune/flash/reprogram. Also ask how was your experience was, with the shop you dealt with. They are slacking on the costumer follow up. I called them personally and I was expecting a call back asking if my issue was resolved?!

I don't have an issue with PAYING to play. If the techs could actually diagnose my car correctly, they say I have to spend 2100 on a ECM but APR say my ECM is fine, so do I pay (if i do pay I'm not going APR again and I will trade in this car)?
Is there a recommended tuning shop for Northern Jersey? I need my car It's been 2 months and 4 days now.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:15 AM   #22
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Hello All,
I just wanted to let my fellow posters know I finally received my car back, 3 month to the day Friday 5/25/2012! Bought a new computer which is still stock.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:35 AM   #23
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I just wanted to let my fellow posters know I finally received my car back, 3 month to the day Friday 5/25/2012! Bought a new computer which is still stock.
So, how was your problem finally resolved, and by whom? I read 2 pages of this thread and I want a neatly wrapped Hollywood resolution!
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #24
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Finally resolved by purchasing a new stock ECU from VW stealership, but the tuning shop said to run the car for approx about week stock and see how it runs and if I want to keep it. If i keep it, I get my reflash back to stage 2 APR.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:48 AM   #25
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Finally resolved by purchasing a new stock ECU from VW stealership, but the tuning shop said to run the car for approx about week stock and see how it runs and if I want to keep it. If i keep it, I get my reflash back to stage 2 APR.
O_o so, your ECU was bad? Contrary to what APR told you... Welp. I'd be pissed. GL with whatever you decide to do about keeping the car or moving on.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:49 AM   #26
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I just wanted to let my fellow posters know I finally received my car back, 3 month to the day Friday 5/25/2012! Bought a new computer which is still stock.
Why did this issue take 3 months to resolve?
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:50 AM   #27
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I also have my original ECM. So whenever BBA or the other computer repair companies know how to fix them I will be sending it out again.
I think I want to try REVO. Has anyone went from APR to REVO, if so how do you like?
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:56 AM   #28
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Why did this issue take 3 months to resolve?
I asked the same question. I literally just gave up on calling all three parties at the end of the second month I stopped calling APR, Stealership, and the Tuning shop. I'm going to email APR and let them know how heated I am. That is three car payments, insurance payments, and a f'ing rental car. VW stealership said I modded my car so no loaner.
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