Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

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Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by aled_31 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:41 pm

I've just collected a Misano B9.... pics in the Picture thread, just love the colour!!

The car is an ex demo with 4500 miles on it as I really couldn't face the wait for a new one. I'm really pleased with the condition for an ex demo, its absolutely unmarked.

Has anybody successfully found a launch control counter in VCDS as I'm curious how many launches it may have done (hopefully 0..... gulp!!).

I have a VCDS HEX + Can cable, although I am not sure if it is compatible with the B9 as measuring blocks are greyed out in the Transmission module. Oddly I can access Advanced Measuring blocks??

Hopefully somebody can shed some light.... :beerchug:
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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by Eddie555 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:09 pm

aled_31 wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:41 pm
I've just collected a Misano B9.... pics in the Picture thread, just love the colour!!

The car is an ex demo with 4500 miles on it as I really couldn't face the wait for a new one. I'm really pleased with the condition for an ex demo, its absolutely unmarked.

Has anybody successfully found a launch control counter in VCDS as I'm curious how many launches it may have done (hopefully 0..... gulp!!).

I have a VCDS HEX + Can cable, although I am not sure if it is compatible with the B9 as measuring blocks are greyed out in the Transmission module. Oddly I can access Advanced Measuring blocks??

Hopefully somebody can shed some light.... :beerchug:
You’re not gonna be able measure something that is not available. The B9 has a ZF fully automatic gearbox and doesn’t have launch control.
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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by Terminator_X » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:13 pm

It does have LC I've used it many times. Perhaps not "proper" LC as no dsg of course.

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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by Eddie555 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:18 pm

Terminator_X wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:13 pm
It does have LC I've used it many times. Perhaps not "proper" LC as no dsg of course.

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So you count holding the car on the foot brake launch control? Ok my Q7 has launch control as well. Thanks I didn’t know that.
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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by MikeFish » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:23 am

Without wanting to start the whole launch control debate again, I couldn't find a counter on the RS6 C7 which shares the same gearbox as the B9. That doesn't mean it's not there, it could be just that VCDS has not discovered it yet. But, I assumed it was due to the fact it doesn't have 'proper' launch control.
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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by Terminator_X » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:06 am

Eddie555 wrote:
Terminator_X wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:13 pm
It does have LC I've used it many times. Perhaps not "proper" LC as no dsg of course.

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So you count holding the car on the foot brake launch control? Ok my Q7 has launch control as well. Thanks I didn’t know that.
Set it up just like the RS3 although yes it does try to "move" whilst the 3 just stayed there until you lifted.

Afaik it is LC as the car takes off far quicker like that vs just mashing the throttle.

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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by doodlebug » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:21 am

You’d know if it is launch as the car would tell you on the dash.

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Post by RS5 Owner » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:15 pm

Eddie555 wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:09 pm
You’re not gonna be able measure something that is not available. The B9 has a ZF fully automatic gearbox and doesn’t have launch control.
Cheers. That explains why I haven't been able to active launch control. :D

Initially I flicked through the manual and noticed the section on the launch control program.
Now I look again taking more time, I notice the rider that states it only applies to S tronic gearboxes.
So, current gen RS4/5 do not have a launch control program. :thumbs:

I guess OP wants to know if VCDS will tell him how much the car has been hammered.
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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by aled_31 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:36 pm

Cheers for the replies, that makes sense!!

Fingers crossed it’s not been driven too hard, all 4 tyres are measuring 6mm of tread at 4500 miles which is a good sign..... unless they’re the second set!! :shock:
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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by Surrey Sam » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:15 pm

doodlebug wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:21 am
You’d know if it is launch as the car would tell you on the dash.
B8 RS4 has launch control but doesn't come up on the dash.
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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by doodlebug » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:22 pm

That doesn’t figure. Every other car I’ve driven with launch tells you. As it will also cut the power of you ponder for too long.

I’ve not driven B9, but I would assume, as above it’s the same as the RS6 in that you can hold it on the brake. But that’s not launch.

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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by Eddie555 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:35 pm

doodlebug wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:22 pm
That doesn’t figure. Every other car I’ve driven with launch tells you. As it will also cut the power of you ponder for too long.

I’ve not driven B9, but I would assume, as above it’s the same as the RS6 in that you can hold it on the brake. But that’s not launch.

Don’t make me get the 911 50 launch clip out again!
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Post by doodlebug » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:37 pm

Didn’t try it in the S4 loaner I had. Raped in every other respect. Only other stronic car has been R8, and I’m sure that did.

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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by graeme4130 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:22 pm

Eddie555 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:35 pm
doodlebug wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:22 pm
That doesn’t figure. Every other car I’ve driven with launch tells you. As it will also cut the power of you ponder for too long.

I’ve not driven B9, but I would assume, as above it’s the same as the RS6 in that you can hold it on the brake. But that’s not launch.

Don’t make me get the 911 50 launch clip out again!
Sam is right. Nothing is displayed on the dash in any of the S-tronic cars that I have owned or borrowed.
Yeah, B8 doesn't need to tell you. You have your foot on the gas and it hovers around 5k rpm. I light on the dash isn't needed :)
B9 doesn't have it as such, but does hold the revs a bit higher when you apply both pedals at the same time in S with the traction turned down
It doesn't make a huge difference as it launches well in S if you just mash the right pedal anyway
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Re: Measuring number of Launches with VCDS.

Post by RS5 Owner » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:56 pm

doodlebug wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:22 pm
I’ve not driven B9, but I would assume, as above it’s the same as the RS6 in that you can hold it on the brake. But that’s not launch.
Just as good though?
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