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Re: Puff of smoke starting 5000TQW

PlyBoyDoct@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 5/31/99 11:09:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk writes:
> > Yes, the startup puff is a good symptom of a dying turbo.
> >
> >  --
> >   Phil Payne
> >   UK Audi quattro Owners Club
> When do you forsee the turbo dying?  My car does the puff puff at startup
> too.  So this concerns me.  How much is a new turbo?  Can I use the K26
> instead of the K24(Which my car has now)?
> Jason C
> 89 200t10v
> Redmond WA


Turbo City has rebuild kits for the turbos.  I bought one about 7 years
ago for my 84 5000 turbo.  The kit has the seals, 2 bearings and misc.
parts.  I pulled the turbo apart being very carefull to mark the
of the intake compressor wheel.  Had the rotating parts cleaned, checked
 for balance and reassembled the turbo with new parts.  The turbo worked
great after that and made no noises.  You have to be very careful when
removing the compressor wheel as not to bend or break any of the blades.

Pat Korach
Kirkland, WA