[BiturboS4] Blown Turbo(s)????

Walter J Green Jr vr6pilot at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 6 14:09:03 EDT 2003


I would not put those on my car if they were free, and Jennifer Love Hewitt
did the install, brought beer, and gave my twig & berries a tune up!


'01 S4

>From: j y <jimnetpa at yahoo.com>
>To: biturbos4 <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
>Subject: [BiturboS4] Blown Turbo(s)????
>Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 21:46:38 -0800 (PST)
>To The List,
>I think I just became a victim to the other (beside
>the TBB - had that problem @ 10k mi) infamous S4
>gremlin - da BLOWN Turbo !!!!!
>I was moving down I-95 at a high rate of speed (85-90
>mph) against a BMW 330.
>All of the sudden I hear this high pitched
>whistling/siren sound coming from the engine bay. It
>sounded like the right (passenger) side was the
>Anyway, I slowed down and noticed (from that moment
>on) whenever I pressed down on the accelerator - the
>sound would appear. The higher the RPMs - the louder
>the sound.
>I was quite surprised because my S4 is NOT chipped and
>the only mod is a pair of stratmosphere BOVs installed
>about 7k mi ago. The car has 52.9k mi (yes, JUST out
>of warranty!!!). Only other engine related change -
>new air filter. Luckily, I picked up an aftermkt
>warranty because of the horror stories that I've been
>reading here and on Audi World about S4s with turbo
>and other quality problems.
>I have no VAG-COM (was about to order one this week -
>ironic). So, is my "seat of the pants" analysis
>correct - da dreaded BLOWN Turbo(s)!
>If so, what could cause a BLOWN TURBO on a NON-CHIPPED
>car ????  BTW - I was very close to chipping the S4
>before tonight (AWE is about 10 mi from my home)
>My Porsche has over 125k mi on the original stock
>(1986) turbo and still pulls strong (it's chipped with
>a dual port wastegate and electronic boost
>controller)!!! I can't rip that thing out !!!
>I CANNOT believe that S4 turbos are that SHITTY that
>they would crash at 52k mi on a non chipped S4 (early
>model - 11/99 build date).
>Replies greatly appreciated.
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