[Biturbos4] Have I just joined the BTC*?

mike 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 
hate service


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
>2000 S4
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