[BiturboS4] S4 Blown Turbos - Update - Audi's Preliminary Diagnosis
jimnetpa at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 21 12:01:16 EDT 2003
I was told by my local NAPA parts dealer that the OEM
DV clamps are "not available in the aftermkt", and
that many service depts use the radiator style
So, Michael just confirmed the NAPA parts dealer's
--- Michael Kuriger <michael at isuzu-mods.com> wrote:
> mine were replaced by audi and have different
> (radiator style) clamps on
> them now as well....
> California Fields wrote:
> >[ Converted text/html to text/plain ]
> >JY, whether you have OEM clamps or twist-ties or
> whatever on the BPV hoses
> >makes no difference. Don't let Audi make that as an
> excuse. As long as the
> >hose is clamped down on the tube, no pressure is
> escaping. Tell them you took
> >out your BPVs once to inspect them...and you put
> them back with a different
> >clamp. That's not illegal!
> >Carter Fields, San Francisco
> >2001.5, GIAC-X, Miltek 3" cat-back, Strat. shifter,
> Strat. DVs, A-pillar boost
> >>From: j y
> >>To: biturbos4
> >>Subject: [BiturboS4] S4 Blown Turbos - Update -
> Audi's Preliminary Diagnosis
> >>Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 00:18:32 -0700 (PDT)
> >>To The List,
> >>Well, I made that visit to my local Audi dealer
> >>and I must admit, it was like going to the doctor
> >>get a flu shot. You don't want that BIG needle
> >>your way - cause u know it's gonna hurt.
> >>To make a long story short - the official Audi
> >>diagnosis is blown impellers (spelling?) - both
> >>They have no clue as to how this could happen and
> >>to break down the engine. They speculate that
> >>something got into the intake system but cannot
> >>out how it could have gotten by the intercoolers
> >>damage both impellers. The siren (like a police
> >>sound that I hear are the distorted impellers
> >>according to the Audi tech.
> >>I inquired whether this impeller damage could have
> >>been as a result of excessive heat causing warpage
> >>breaking off of the impeller blade(s) on the
> >>He would not say yes/or no. His answer was the
> >>"need to break down the engine and investigate."
> >>Since there have been documented problems with the
> >>inlets on Y2K and early 2001 S4s - I figured that
> >>excessive heat damage due to inadequate oil flow
> was a
> >>potential culprit.
> >>Anyway, "the 'ballpark' estimate to replace two
> >>with direct replacements + labor will about $6500"
> >>according to the Service Mgr.
> >>Again, the Service Mgr said "Audi's policy is to
> >>50/50 with customers out of warranty as goodwill."
> >>said "that Audi's rationale behind this is a
> >>pro-rating based on a 100k mi expected engine
> >>Thus, I have 52k mi on my S4 - so Audi considers
> >>engine to be 50% depreciated based on a 100k mi
> >>I understand this but I still have a personal
> >>if the damaged impellers are a result of excessive
> >>heat or manufacturer's defect.
> >>I left my S4 at the dealer and said "that I would
> >>think about Audi's 50/50 offer." I will be asking
> >>something in writing from the dealership
> >>this 50/50 proposition.
> >>On another note, I replaced the Stratmosphere DVs
> >>the OEM Bosch DVs before going to the dealer.
> >>they noticed that the DVs had been swapped out -
> >>beause the OEM clamps on the Bosch DVs cannot be
> >>gotten in the aftermkt and I didn't keep the
> >>OEM clamps.
> >>So, no OEM clamps on the Bosch DVs leaves one open
> >>questioning at the dealer. Regardless, this little
> >>incident did not change their proposal to me.
> >>Do you Yahoo!?
> >>The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo
> >>BiturboS4 mailing list
> >>BiturboS4 at audifans.com
> >Tired of spam? Get advanced junk mail protection
> with MSN 8.
> > 1. http://g.msn.com/8HMYENUS/2734
> >BiturboS4 mailing list
> >BiturboS4 at audifans.com
Do you Yahoo!?
The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo
More information about the Biturbos4