Glowing red Turbo

Jeff.Bernstein at Jeff.Bernstein at
Fri Apr 11 14:42:50 EDT 2003

Check the lower IC hose.  Mine split on the top side which was surprising to
me.  I would have expected it to blow on the lower side from the residual
oil that I would have expected to soften the bottom of the hose.  It was
slit along the top seam as I remember and the tear would close up when the
engine wasn't running.  It acted exactly like you have described which is
even a little worse than blowing the top hose.

Good Luck,
Jeff Bernstein
'91 200TQ
'98 A8

Message: 12
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 08:38:33 -0400
From: Chewy4000 at
To: 200q20v at
Subject: Glowing red Turbo

Last night after half an hour of a beating my poor 213kmi. 200 got through
some side ways turns and some 150mph straights, my car died. Actually
I pop the hood and my turbo is glowing like I never saw it glow before. I
thought I blew my turbo, but after thinking a little, there was no smoke.
I tryed to turn it on after it looked like it cooled down but its like when
you blow the top ic hose the car turns but doesn't idle, chokes, pops and
Another problem I been having for a long time now is, when you least expect
it the fan doesn't turn on or no cooling help at all it seems.

I guess this weekend I gotta check the IC end caps and hoses to see what
gave, hopefully its something like that.


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