[A4] worn K03 with chip

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Fri Jan 7 15:37:08 EST 2005

Actually I have Pro-Diag ( The Palm OS based system) and hadn't even thought
of hooking it up.  Good call. duh.  I'll also probably pull the intake apart
one of these days just to take a look-see at the impelller and feel for

But yeah just curious to see what others running higher boost have
experienced now that lots of people have been running higher boost levels
for a few years now....


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jon" <delta9 at gmail.com>
To: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>
Cc: "A4 List" <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] worn K03 with chip

> >  anybody have any datapoints on K03 turbos wearing out on cars running
higher boost levels
> > - ie chipped?  What kind of mileage - wear signs...?
> You are going to have a hard time determining if you have an issue w/o
> a boost gauge and/or vag-com.  I would blame a boost leak somewhere
> else in the turbo line plumbing before a "worn turbo"  but again...
> that is something that is rather hard to diagnose w/o a gauge or
> vag-com.
> I would recommend finding someone in the VAG-COM database (linked
> below) who can check your requested boost levels against the actaul
> boost levels.
> http://www.steve-hall.com/cgi-bin/VAG-Locator.pl
> Jon

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