[BiturboS4] Blown Turbo(s)????
Marc A. Abernethy
mabernethy at lotteryusa.com
Sun Apr 6 19:50:47 EDT 2003
Now I know you are full of it. I would drive a pimped out Pinto if JLH drove
it over. Beer and tune up would just be a bonus
Walter J Green Jr wrote:
> 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.
> >00 S4 Imola Tip(11/99 build date)
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