Turbo problems and oil pressure

Eyvind Spangen eyvind.spangen at c2i.net
Tue Mar 26 21:29:11 EST 2002

I checked out a few things today, and found the turbo to be *really*
bad. The turbine shaft had about 3 mm axial play, and the hose from
the turbo to the intercooler pipe was extremely oily.

I ordered a new turbo, regular K24, but with a "360 degree ceramic
bearing" or something like that.

But I wonder about one thing: what oil pressure should I have? I have
about 4 bar when driving, but idling with warm engine (oil temperature
70-80 degrees gives me about 1 bar. Seems a bit low. The oil filter is
the "real" filter bought at the dealer, Mobil 1 synthetic oil.

E. Spangen
'90 Audi 200TQ 20v

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