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In message <2F804CEDC2C8D011937B00A02461F610056120@pa62dlm01.pa62d.iac.honeywell.com> "Gorman, Ken (PA62)" writes:
> It appears as if the impeller on the turbo doesn't
> spin. This may be a case of oil coking on the shaft.
More likely simply seized because of inadequate flow caused by coke.
> The car has 140,000 miles on it. What is the life expectancy for an
> Audi Turbo from 1990. The car has both an electric radiator fan and an
> electric coolant pump which both come on after the car is shut-off. I
> thought these improvements kept the temperature of the engine lower,
> thus eliminating the need to idle after extended use.
Not what the owner's manual says.
> What are the typical labor installation charges to install a new turbo?
> I am a weekend mechanic and am capable for minor jobs (brakes, oil
> changes, hoses, etc.) however, the replacement of a turbo is way beyond
> my capabilities.
Yes, because the manifolds have to come off and at 140,000 miles the studs
will very likely shear. Expect a 'head off and drill out studs' item on the
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