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Folks,

Finally back from the joys and quirks of paternity leave (latter are wifey-sponsored...) The GS is still with the dealer, but seems things have been sorted.

Original thread here

http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2849

In the end, as some of you guys have suggested, the ECU had a brain fart (Buzz dixit) and needed some deep reprogramming. To the point where dealer had to wait for new ECU software to be sent from factory. Whether this soft is a production version or something specific I dunno... the dealer mentioned no-one in the UK had it, as they told me it was an optimised version of some sort which loaded new engine parameters to the ECU, to the point their SD3 had also to be reprogrammed to read them.

The ECU was re-flashed with it and tested exhaustively, and now things seem to have been resolved. Sigh.

Hope to pick-up the car later on the week; will feedback over the week-end as to the ride (if it has become perceptibly better or not). Will speak with the head mechanic so that I can understand what's so specific about this ECU software version. Maybe Mark @ MoM has some information..?

Ah, by the way, here is the new addition to the family... Agustina Victoria

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/edsalazar/DSC00125.jpg

born on Sep 3. Hope she becomes a petrolhead as her eldest sister (...only 3 1/2 years old).

Later

Ed
 

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Folks,

Finally back from the joys and quirks of paternity leave (latter are wifey-sponsored...) The GS is still with the dealer, but seems things have been sorted.

Original thread here

http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2849

In the end, as some of you guys have suggested, the ECU had a brain fart (Buzz dixit) and needed some deep reprogramming. To the point where dealer had to wait for new ECU software to be sent from factory. Whether this soft is a production version or something specific I dunno... the dealer mentioned no-one in the UK had it, as they told me it was an optimised version of some sort which loaded new engine parameters to the ECU, to the point their SD3 had also to be reprogrammed to read them.

The ECU was re-flashed with it and tested exhaustively, and now things seem to have been resolved. Sigh.

Hope to pick-up the car later on the week; will feedback over the week-end as to the ride (if it has become perceptibly better or not). Will speak with the head mechanic so that I can understand what's so specific about this ECU software version. Maybe Mark @ MoM has some information..?

Ah, by the way, here is the new addition to the family... Agustina Victoria

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/edsalazar/DSC00125.jpg

born on Sep 3. Hope she becomes a petrolhead as her eldest sister (...only 3 1/2 years old).

Later

Ed

Welcome back Ed! Congratulations on the new young lady! As I think I've told you I have all girls (3) and they are truly a joy! No petrolheads (but I DO have an airhead) :D

Great news about the car as well! Once you get it back, I'm sure the bad memories will all fade away. Let us know how she rides!

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My 7 year old son has oil for blood, so if your daughter turns out the same maybe we can get them together and have perfect petrolhead grandkids.

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Ed, Welcome Home!!!

Congrats on your beautiful daughter, glad to see you back!!!!
 

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Congras! good to see more little ones coming along!
 

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Welcome back Ed! Congratulations on the new young lady! As I think I've told you I have all girls (3) and they are truly a joy! No petrolheads (but I DO have an airhead) :D

Great news about the car as well! Once you get it back, I'm sure the bad memories will all fade away. Let us know how she rides!

Buzz
since there is a void, fill it with fuel.
 

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I'm not sure if the UK does things differently than here, but while we can do minor flashes to the ECU, a lot of the time we have to send the whole thing to MNA to be flashed. If they are using a newer version of the software than we have, we also have to update our SD3 tester in order to talk to it after the update. I'm unaware of anything specific like this, but it wouldn't surprise me by any means.

Recently we've been fighting with problems with our SD3 so I'm getting more versed in it's underlying hardware\software, but it's a proprietary bastard, to say the least.
 

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Thanks guys for all the greetings and good wishes on the new arrival to the family. Really appreciated.

As for any candidates for the girls, there are two issues to deal with : me and my shotgun :D

Mark : will give feedback as soon as I speak to the head technician. Dunno what they have done in detail (and maybe they had to send the whole thing to factory...) The fact that they had to update their SD3 points towards a new ECU software (they were explicit in saying "Maserati wants to use a new software version to load, adjust and check additional engine parameters"). Whatever they needed took over a week to arrive and some days to load in the SD3 system and/or ECU.

I will ask the guy who did the job to contact you; maybe he has some ideas on your issues with the SD3.

Waiting for new PZero Rosso tyres to arrive (have been ordered to Italy) and on Tue/Wed next week the car should be back home.

Hope this story ends soon...
 
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