[200q20v] Is it my turbo?

Rich Andrews r at cm183316-a.ftwrth1.tx.home.com
Sun Nov 19 07:03:28 EST 2000


Both my cars are fine and do not exhibit any anomolies. Now I am not 
disputing what you say but my experience is much different than yours. 
My cars are stock. Is that the big difference??? If you want to play, 
you have to pay?  Both cars pull (push?) the requisite amount of boost 
intended by audi.

rich andrews sr.

QSHIPQ at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 11/19/00 4:15:13 AM Central Standard Time, 
> r at cm183316-a.ftwrth1.tx.home.com writes:
>> Brett,
>>  As far as Audi turbos go, that is horse hockey.  I have never heard of 
>>  anyone having to rebuild a turbo on an Audi unless they abuse the crap 
>>  out of them.  Now if you have a GM turbo, they die after about 65k 
>>  miles.   I have 2 Audi 200's in my driveway, one with 185,000 and the 
>>  other with 205,000 and both turbos are fine.
>>  rich andrews sr.
> Rich:
> I've rebuilt several dozen turbos, including the k24.  As a rule, turbos on 
> audis last about 150k, before they go out of spec (usually on the radial play 
> test = bearings).  Your 2 standard deviations from the mean so noted.  K24's 
> are notorious for failing mucho sooner, especially if they have been whacked 
> at levels consistently above 2.2barPR, or have had BV failures.  Since I know 
> Ingo's car quite well, and he has had both of the above 'problems', there is 
> no doubt in my mind that he most likely has a turbo failure problem.
> IME, the beefy kkk units outlast most of the other brands by a factor of at 
> least 2, but all superturbochargers will fail, kinda like a computer hard 
> drive, it's not an 'if' question.
> Scott Justusson
> QSHIPQ Performance Tuning
> Chicago
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