[Biturbos4] Have I just joined the BTC*?
michael at isuzu-mods.com
Sat Jan 24 00:01:47 EST 2004
my S4 has been at keys audi since dec 2 for turbo replacement. they
replaced a bunch of other crap and when i went to pick it up last week
the car was filthy, and scratched up. so now it's in the bodyshop. I
Brad R wrote:
>* BTC = Blown Turbo Club
>Coming home from work today, as soon as I left the lot from work, I noticed
>my car was spewing a ton of smoke out the tailpipe. Definitely not normal
>amounts. It continued for about the first 20 minutes of the 25 minute ride
>home. It was definitely down on power and stumbled a bit up some of the
>hills. The last five minutes the smoke stopped and power returned. I
>smelled the scent of oil and noticed cars keeping their distance behind me.
>I checked the oil. It is down real low. Only the little bump on the very
>bottom of the dipstick is picking any up. The weird thing was that there
>was a bit of oil that looked like it just came out of the filler cap and had
>dripped down the block there. Almost like the oil pressure was high enough
>to force it back out through there. Check engine light never came on.
>My initial thoughts are blown turbo. Anyone care offer another opinion
>based on the facts? Any thoughts on why power would return for after 20
>minutes? Possibly something warmed up enough to seal off the leak. It was
>cold today (only about 15°F), so it could have taken that long to heat up.
>I've got an appointment for Wednesday at Knopf in Allentown. Thankfully I
>am still under the Audi Assured warranty. I'm debating on risking driving
>it down there versus having it towed. It is about a 15 minute drive. If I
>do drive, I'll definitely top it off with dino juice and probably stop to
>top it off again along the way.
>One good piece of news. While looking around under the hood, I found a
>screwdriver that Bernhards must have dropped while they were doing the 60k a
>few weeks ago.
>I guess I get to spend the next week or so driving the parents' old 87
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