[Biturbos4] S4 Avant - turbo problem?
michael at isuzu-mods.com
Thu Nov 20 17:00:36 EST 2003
it's probably time to replace the turbos again. My brand new turbos I
had put on a few weeks ago just blew out again! I can't believe how
shitty they are with a chip. I mean, 1500 miles is a bit early for failure.
Robin Gibson wrote:
>Over the last 1000 miles I have noticed some unusual engine noises; at low revs on light throttle, there is a low-pitched whistle or drone which sounds like one of the turbos getting up to speed slowly. On more throttle or once the turbos are spinning, the noise is not apparent. At higher revs (above 5000), there is a high-pitched buzz/chattering sound. Neither noise would mean much to anyone who doesn't drive an S4 regularly.
>The engine is slightly slow to pick up at low revs, but feels generally ok above 2000rpm or on heavy load. I replaced the turbos about 20,000 miles ago after the manifold developed hairline cracks, but the noises this time sound quite different. I suspect maybe a wastegate problem or perhaps an air leak somewhere
>Has anyone experienced this before? I have read many emails discussing boost gauges and the VAG COM; would a turbo or hose problem show up with either of these, and is it easy enough to rig up something temporary to check?
>I'd greatly appreciate any advice anyone can offer, as I have mentioned it to my dealer but he doesn't want to know until something blows up. Might suit him, but I don't fancy waiting...
>1999 S4 Avant abt 310
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