200q20v Digest, Vol 39, Issue 33

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 27 05:05:52 EST 2007


Thanks for the update.  I guess I will be going through a similar  
process in the near future.  Interesting to hear you're startup smoke  
problem was at the turbo and not the head.  I have smoke at startup  
about 60%-80% of the time.  I have had smoke while running a couple  
of times, I guess that would be at this point literally a couple of  
times...the most recent occasion having been described in fair detail  
on this list.

Otherwise, even for all my bitching about part replacement, the car  
still runs great and I consistently get comments from people about  
how strong the car runs and what good shape it is...especially for  
one with 240k on the clock.

So, thanks for keeping us updated.

Derek P

On Jan 27, 2007, at 5:00 PM, 200q20v-request at audifans.com wrote:

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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 09:46:11 -0500
> From: "Eric Huppert" <dragracer at netstep.net>
> Subject: Time to replace the turbo//Done
> To: "200q20v" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Message-ID: <JMEMJCJGJPAPJKLMIMIICECNCCAA.dragracer at netstep.net>
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> Gentlemen,
> Turbo replacement, samco hose install is complete!
> My long running dilemma of oil smoke on startup/sometimes in boost  
> is over.
> Prior to this I had done valve seals and eventually did a  
> compression check.
> As for the compression test, pretty amazing that a 200k plus motor  
> still has
> compression like new (low 175, high 190)
> Turbo was a major PITA. One exhaust flange nut is very difficult to  
> get a
> socket on, there's a dimple in the exhaust down pipe which gives  
> room for a
> socket, but then you can't get a extension/swivel or ratchet on.  
> Managed to
> use a wobble extension but it took a while, lots of struggling and  
> cursing.
> Several of the exh manifold nuts are also difficult to get to. and,  
> not to
> forget, new (used) turbo didn't have the exhaust flange studs, had  
> to run
> out and use torches to break them loose.
> Regardless, oil smoke on startup and under boost is gone! yahoooooo
> The other perceived crisis was that a K26 had previously been  
> installed (vs.
> a k24). Was hoping for HP improvement with k24 based on wiki info,  
> but none
> to be found. Feels a little better down low, but seems like a  
> little less
> "grunt" in the upper RPM's. (might just be me!). The chip set  
> install should
> take care of that....
> Samcos are installed... Was a little concerned with upper hose  
> being so
> stiff and exerting pressure on upper intercooler outlet. Seems to  
> alright,
> assume hose will take a set with some heat cycles and relax a  
> little bit.
> Did get the CT clamps through Napa. Nice product, always had  
> problems with
> original and oe style clamps stripping under heavy torque.
> Only thing left to do is fix the wire loom behind the exhaust  
> manifold.
> Seems that a previous wrench, while replacing rack ran tie rod assy  
> behind
> (instead of in front) the large wire loom. Need to pull the assy  
> and move
> wire loom back to where it belongs. Chip set should produce a  
> little more
> heat in that area!
> Was concerned that turbo seal wasn't the original problem, which  
> would have
> lead to removing the cyl head... Looks like all is good!
> Eric

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