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EQT E-Tuning Q&A

CaptainRatty

Autocross Champion
Location
Winston-Salem, NC
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
What is the current time frame on getting updated tunes? Sent in my logs on Sunday nite as of this Friday morning, nothing yet.
After about seven business days, I usually send a follow up email and get a response quickly after that.
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
I think mine fell through the cracks, I sent them mid May and still no response.
Make sure you check your spam folders and whatnot. And apparently, if you pay via Google Pay, it may just use your email tied to that account. So where my tune was delivered super quickly, I was a moron and checked the wrong email address.
 

UtahMK7.5

Ready to race!
Location
Eagle Mountain, Utah
Car(s)
MK7.5 R
Make sure you check your spam folders and whatnot. And apparently, if you pay via Google Pay, it may just use your email tied to that account. So where my tune was delivered super quickly, I was a moron and checked the wrong email address.
I've been checking spam on a daily for it or any type of correspondence. I didn't use Google pay either. I sent in an inquiry last week and Jesse got back to me the next day saying he would follow up with the tuning dept so hopefully I get in soon this week for a live session or something.
 

backcountry

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Indiana
Car(s)
GTI
Question about CELs with the EQT tunes. The car has a catted downpipe and was running EQT 2.51 with no CEL. After upgrading to the 2.63 tune, a CEL has popped up for P0420. It's my undertanding after searching that newer tunes are forbidden from turning off the CEL so there was surely one present with the 2.51 tune but it was being supressed. Going forward, which of the following makes the most sense:

1. Go back to 2.51 tune
2. Go back to 2.51 tune and unplug the second O2 sensor using the CJM plug spacer since there may be creep
3. Stay with 2.63 tune and install an O2 sensor spacer to get rid of the CEL
4. Stay with 2.63 tune, install an O2 sensor spacer and unplug the second O2 sensor to prevent creep
5. Stay with 2.63 tune and ignore the light
 

aaronc7

Autocross Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
17 S3
Cobb hasn't been able to suppress DTCs or the actual code for a long time.. it can just no longer suppress the light on the dash also. So from an emissions testing standpoint nothing has changed, just the light.

Best choice depends on your priorities and goals.
 

backcountry

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Indiana
Car(s)
GTI
Cobb hasn't been able to suppress DTCs or the actual code for a long time.. it can just no longer suppress the light on the dash also. So from an emissions testing standpoint nothing has changed, just the light.

Best choice depends on your priorities and goals.
That's my understanding and what I was alluding to above. Would option #4 above be the best way to deal with the issue (short of getting a new GESI downpipe or reverting to the stock downpipe) for the long-term health of the engine? Thanks
 

aaronc7

Autocross Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
17 S3
I've never used a spacer but in my experience, p0420 present or not, the ECU can run things a little rich at WOT if it believes the cat isn't up to spec. Unplugging the rear O2 was the easiest fix I found. Constant CEL would drive me nuts, but I don't run Cobb anymore so not really an issue.

I don't think any of those options will affect long term engine health in any way though.
 
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