[Biturbos4] Unfortunately, I now belong to the turbo failure club also, need advice!

j y jimnetpa at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 30 22:58:18 EST 2004

If you purchased or leased the car, take it to the dealer who sold it to you, or serviced it during the manufacturer's warranty period, and convince them to cover you under the "hidden" customer goodwill warranty (for cars out of the manufacturer's warranty period). Usually, the best deal that u will get under this hidden warranty is 50/50 from AOA, but some folks have done better. That's what i did when my turbo blew (the loudest whine I've ever heard come from a car). good luck.

be_larson at access-4-free.com wrote:
Hello, I am hoping this list can help me with some advice
regarding a problem with my car.

2001 a6 2.7tq, 6 speed sport package, build date 10/2000. 
65k miles, never chipped. Bought 2 months ago at 62k, was
previously a AOA lease car. BTW, I am in Twin Cities MN.

Yesterday night, after a 5 minute warm up (-15 degrees F),
on a 15 minute drive home, it started smoking excessively
out the tailpipes, oil smell, not coolant. It went through
approx 1 quart in 15 miles! I have not dug into the car,
but I am pretty sure I lost a turbo oil seal, no funny
noises were heard, just lots of smoke. 

I have some questions for you guys, and I hope you do not
mind giving me advice even though this is not a S4 (same
drivetrain and brakes though).

Has anyone gotten an Audi dealer to cover turbo replacement
under an emissions warranty, or goodwill at 60-70k miles? 
Are there upgrades I should do if I end up fixing this
myself, ie new oil lines and such? 
Do I need to pull the motor to put a turbo in this car, I
have access to a hoist so I can get pretty good access from

I look forward to hearing any advice you might have about
this issue.
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