[BiturboS4] it finally happened

Richard Ness richard at nessnet.com
Sat Jun 7 10:28:45 EDT 2003

On the way home last night...
moderate to hard(er) acceleration, a little lurch and
boof!!! huge cloud of smoke out the back.
no turbo whine warning, just let go, or
at least I am assuming it is a turbo or related gasket.
Oil level was zip in no time and dripping out the tailpipe
also dripping under RH side of engine. I'm freaking because
when it went, I was on a bridge and couldn't safely pull over.
Had to drive a bit w/ oil warning on and I'm praying I didn't
F-up the top end also. NOT a good day!!

Damn kicker is the car has 42K but is over warranty in
time. I am hoping to work the 50/50 deal or talk to Todd
and just do it (right), but this is unexpected and 10K would
be a bit much to scratch up on short notice....

Richard Ness
richard at nessnet.com

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