[BiturboS4] Rumor(s) Behind The New S4

California Fields cfields72 at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 25 11:27:49 EDT 2002

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We're all of the "blown turbo" claims really due to the chips?  I haven't seen
any hard numbers and it's probably too difficult to know for sure, but based
on the well known problem with the early S4s and their oil feeds, part of me
thinks that these turbos were doomed from the start.  Maybe the 2.7T design is
just more prone to turbo failure?

Admittedly, the 1.8T setup has been hugely successful and I haven't heard many
complaints with turbo failures on those cars...and God knows every teenager
throws a GIAC chip and exhaust on those cars.  So, creating a turbocharged
engine can be successful.  I guess it's all in the design.

>From: "Walter J Green Jr"
>To: jysap at cs.com, biturbos4 at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] Rumor(s) Behind The New S4
>Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 11:26:48 -0400
>>I recently bought out the lease on my 00 S4, and now I am glad that
>>I did.
>>The biturbo S4 will soon become a limited production run
>>(2000-2002) and
>>its value should remain the same or possibly increase due to
>>Just wanted to pass this tidbit along.
>agreed on the rarity and value assesment.
>it was long rumoured on AW that the 2.7 bi-T was being phased out
>due to
>excessive warranty claims in the US for hosed turbos.
>As we all knew, many of the blown turbos were on chipped cars
>(though some
>weren't). Big bummer, me says.
>alotta fraud was going on, with owners swapping back stock ECUs
>before going
>in with chip induced break downs and problems. not cool, IMO.
>we reaped what we sowed. :(
>'01 S4
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