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Corrado turbo thingy

Mike posted:


Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 23:13:43 -0500
From: "mikesoft" <mikesoft@europa1.conwaycorp.net>
Subject: VW Related --  Turbo Charger Question 

I came across a '90 Corrado in the paper today going
for $1800. I tried calling the owner but the phone must
have been engaged or off the hook. The ad says that 
the car requires a new turbo charger. What are the 
implications of this cost wise and car wise ? Is the
car immobilised without it ? Thanks to anyone who can 
give me an insight on this....might save me a long distance
phone call. 

Mike Theuri
88 80Q


Actually (from memory) it's a funky VW specific supercharger, called the
G-Lader.  They only last about 75k-100k before literally exploding.  I know
three people who have had this happened to their Corrados as they were
approaching 100k.  One of them was drag racing an Acura Integra when his
blew a 2" hole in the supercharger case.  Pretty embarrassing!  New ones are
pricey too, more than that Corrado was advertised at.


2 Alfa Romeos
0 Audis so far...