[BiturboS4] it finally happened

TStifler tstifler at att.net
Sun Jun 8 23:00:10 EDT 2003

Ouch ! Sorry to hear. Good luck - Keep us posted.  What year is your car ?
T Stif -'02Tip
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> Reply-To: <richard at nessnet.com>
> From: "Richard Ness" <richard at nessnet.com>
> To: <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
> Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2003 09:28:45 -0700
> Subject: [BiturboS4] it finally happened
> 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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