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Electronic Throttle Bodys (Etm, Eth..Etc) Updated 9/09!

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my car is running fine. and i have the IPD ECU upgrade. since they charge per upgrade, i assume there is some selectin criteria and dependancy in the available upgrades for your car. i would get the cd changer, and/or the transmission upgrade.

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Yeam, they definitely won't do it for free. We can thanks VIDA for that. Anytime VIDA is hooked up and software is downloaded to your car from the server, the dealership ID and a whole bunch of other info is logged. The dealership automatically gets billed by Volvo each month for all of the software updates. The updates are only $32 I believe, but you have to pay labor too. Anyways, since the dealership gets charged no matter what, they aren't going to just give it away unless it's a warranty issue. Those days are gone

Well then, that leaves me wondering.

All evidence as for performance now points to neutral auto-shift software upgrade.

All logical reasoning points to "no chance".

So did the reset ECU or the ETM upgrade "fix" performance? Or (a stretch) did Volvo take one for the team and give me free software "while they were at it"?

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Not to hi-jack this, but... :ph34r:

I have noticed that when comming to a stop, the RPM's drop down to ~750 and then go back up to the normal ~900 (too high?). By no means does it feel like it wants to stall. Is this normal, or would the soeftware update help this?

The vehicle in question is a '99 V70R w/ 80K on the odo.

Thanks!

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Also while you are there it is HIGHLY recommended to have that stupid neutral control disabled (transmission shifts into N at a stop). What volvo won't tell you is that is hard on the transmission, causes lurching and rough takeoffs at every light that gets worse and worse and I don't need to tell you what eventually happens to the transmission. The neutral control was done strictly for emmissions purposes with no regard to the long term life of the transmission. What does Volvo care if the tranny decides to take a dump well after the warranty is up?

And if you are questioning where I got this info, it's from a master Volvo mech with 35+ years of experience. He said every single car that comes in that needs a SEM or REM or other software update he recognizes that the ntutral control be done at that time too. And he's not saying it because he gets a free toaster for every 20 neutral control updates he sells. He is recommending it because he sees the effects of what it does first hand on a daily basis.

That, my friend, is the neutral control disable update.

The rolling backwards thing was because you were in neutral, which is gone now because that great "feature" has been disabled.

There is a tech net note on that Ill see if I can get the # It was a while ago..

Problem is worst with a driver that drives with both feet.. Every time you apply the breaks trans goes in N

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Also while you are there it is HIGHLY recommended to have that stupid neutral control disabled (transmission shifts into N at a stop). What volvo won't tell you is that is hard on the transmission, causes lurching and rough takeoffs at every light that gets worse and worse and I don't need to tell you what eventually happens to the transmission. The neutral control was done strictly for emmissions purposes with no regard to the long term life of the transmission. What does Volvo care if the tranny decides to take a dump well after the warranty is up?

And if you are questioning where I got this info, it's from a master Volvo mech with 35+ years of experience. He said every single car that comes in that needs a SEM or REM or other software update he recognizes that the ntutral control be done at that time too. And he's not saying it because he gets a free toaster for every 20 neutral control updates he sells. He is recommending it because he sees the effects of what it does first hand on a daily basis.

That, my friend, is the neutral control disable update.

The rolling backwards thing was because you were in neutral, which is gone now because that great "feature" has been disabled.

Also while you are there it is HIGHLY recommended to have that stupid neutral control disabled (transmission shifts into N at a stop). What volvo won't tell you is that is hard on the transmission, causes lurching and rough takeoffs at every light that gets worse and worse and I don't need to tell you what eventually happens to the transmission. The neutral control was done strictly for emmissions purposes with no regard to the long term life of the transmission. What does Volvo care if the tranny decides to take a dump well after the warranty is up?

And if you are questioning where I got this info, it's from a master Volvo mech with 35+ years of experience. He said every single car that comes in that needs a SEM or REM or other software update he recognizes that the ntutral control be done at that time too. And he's not saying it because he gets a free toaster for every 20 neutral control updates he sells. He is recommending it because he sees the effects of what it does first hand on a daily basis.

That, my friend, is the neutral control disable update.

The rolling backwards thing was because you were in neutral, which is gone now because that great "feature" has been disabled.

Only issue then is the shifting into 3rd sometimed lurches. Occasionaly when accelerating from 0-60 at about 40mph car will suddenly drop from 2nd into neutral hits about 3 k and then kick into 3rd.

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got my software upgrade for my 02 s60 about 2 weeks ago. Car drives exactly the same as it did before, there are no noticeable differences. Upon receiving the car and driving, I said wow, this feels different. I realized very soon that this was a complete placebo. Car drives beautifully at highway speeds, but has random crap outs in stop and go type of traffic on local roads. 80k miles as of yesterday.

sigh

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just performed the upgrade. the ETM/ECM update.

I noticed that the car shift significantly smoother and perhaps because of this it felt like it had more power. it just seemed to maintain the power band and give this impression. it makes it feel more nimble.

I inquired about the neutral control and was told after inquiry that it did not apply to my car? cool!

in any case even after being skeptical about maybe losing some power, I was pleased to find that no such thing had occured and noticed the shifting to be brisk and smooth. I also noticed like someone stated earlier, that it doesn't rev down so quick when off the throttle and thus requiring you to rely more on the brakes( more brake force) if that makes any sense.

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Just had this done on an '01 V70 and it's much better. Throttle response is more instant but there's still some lag present. I've also gotten better gas mileage, I went 350 miles on one tank of gas. I'm impressed with this update so far

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There is a tech net note on that Ill see if I can get the # It was a while ago..

Problem is worst with a driver that drives with both feet.. Every time you apply the breaks trans goes in N

Upgrade for trans SW# 30677036

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Did somebody here get a letter from Volvo stating a recall for software upgrade? If so, could you please scan the letter and publish it here?

I'm living in Norway and haven't got a letter from Volvo, but my Volvo-dealer told me (in February) that there would be an upgrade in April 2006.

Should the software upgrade be a free service?

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Did somebody here get a letter from Volvo stating a recall for software upgrade? If so, could you please scan the letter and publish it here?

I'm living in Norway and haven't got a letter from Volvo, but my Volvo-dealer told me (in February) that there would be an upgrade in April 2006.

Should the software upgrade be a free service?

you dont need a letter from volvo. I didnt receive one either since I wasn't the original owner. Call customer service and ask about the free software upgrade regarding your car. They'll ask you for the Vin # to verify it applies to you. If it does, call your local dealer and schedule an appointment; they'll know what your talking about.

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I had this software update done along with the physical cleaning of the ETM. After all this work, my car was back to slow stock boost. I had to send ecu back to iPd to reflash. Thus, it seems as though this update in software is pretty much useless from the dealer if you plan on keeping your aftermarket ecu upgrades.

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I had this software update done along with the physical cleaning of the ETM. After all this work, my car was back to slow stock boost. I had to send ecu back to iPd to reflash. Thus, it seems as though this update in software is pretty much useless from the dealer if you plan on keeping your aftermarket ecu upgrades.

IPD told me that they haven't worked a remap of the ECU. Told me to call them back in 2 weeks. I'd make sure they didn't wipe the ETM upgrade you just did.

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