[BiturboS4] Blown Turbos (Non-Chipped S4) - Update

Ian McCloghrie ian at codrus.com
Thu Apr 10 17:37:11 EDT 2003

On Apr 10, 2003 Michael Kuriger wrote:
> shutting down the motor.  if they had installed a factory turbo timer
> device, then these turbos would probably las a lot longer.  it's hard to
> pump oil through a turbo with burned oil in the lines and center
> housing.  I was going to put a turbo timer in mine, but it looked like a
> wiring nightmare and heard it throws codes when things like the climate
> controil try to operate with no power to the fans.

Turbo timers have a whole bunch of nasty other ramifications.  To start
with, lots of consumers don't like the idea of walking away from a car
with the engine running.  For another, there's huge liability concerns.
What if someone leaves it in gear and it jumps forward doing damage?
What if someone leaves it running on the turbo timer when filling at
the gas station and causes a fire/explosion?  What if someone parks it
in their garage with the turbo timer running and dies of CO poisoning?
Unlikely as these may be, they're nasty cans of liability worms that
Audi doesn't want to open.


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