Turbo problems and oil pressure

Ingo D. Rautenberg ingo at waratap.com
Tue Mar 26 15:53:53 EST 2002


Interesting.  I need to check the axial play on my k24 -- but I'm afraid to
Hadn't heard of ceramic bearing K24, please elaborate.

As to the Oil pressure, Synthetics tend to always read a little low when at
operating temperature and at idle.  Inadequate lubrication in these motors
is quite rare since the early 1980's.  What weight oil are you using,
though?  10w30 or ?

'91 200q20v with a few mods...+ '83 Urquattro

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eyvind Spangen" <eyvind.spangen at c2i.net>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 3:29 PM
Subject: Turbo problems and oil pressure

> 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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