Damn my technical curiosity.
A few days ago I got the new Nexus 7 tablet which means, armed with an Android device, I could now hook up an OBDII Bluetooth dongle and get all kinds of interesting numbers from my DB9 beamed live to my tablet's screen. So I got the Torque app loaded up and plugged in the dongle to the engine port (right hand side port in the drivers foot well) - to my surprise it seemed to work immediately with idle revs, throttle position being measured accurately
Until, that is, 5 mins later when I got a dash message saying "Engine System Service Urgent" and a red dash light
. I immediately switched off and turned off the ignition. Stupidly after seeing everything was normal after turning it back on I continued my journey. When I got to the next junction, the dash lit up like a christmas tree, briefly said "DSC system failure" and another few messages flicked past then the engine stalled
. This time, I saw sense and immediately pulled the OBDII dongle. Being at a junction, had to get on my way again- Thankfully the car started first time and other than an "Emissions System Service Due" (or something similar) drove the next 30 mins without issues (now the dongle had been removed).
It goes without saying that the dongle has gone straight in the bin and now I'm trying to establish if any damage has been done. I feel a bit of a plonker for messing about like this but have done it a few times before and my friend's R8 has had the same dongle fitted and works flawlessly.
I now have "Emissions System Service Due" message up whenever I start the car
. Still, not long before the car heads for a service where I hope it can be cleared...what else should I prepare myself for?