[Biturbos4] Unholy smoke

Chris Newbold chris at newbold.org
Thu Aug 4 17:39:57 EDT 2005

On Thu, July 28, 2005 5:37 pm, Chris Newbold said:

> Over the course of the last couple of weeks, my 2001.5 has gone from
> emitting a small amount of grayish smoke on cold start (almost acceptable
> as normal) to belching quite a cloud of blue smoke. More blue smoke
> accompanies any significant prod of the throttle for 1-2 minutes
> following cold start.
> Sigh. Something's just let go.

Aiiiieee! Turbos.

I dropped 'er off at the dealer this morning and asked them to look into
the leaky-looking PCV system. Just got a call from the service advisor and
they've decided that the problem is really the turbos. I had a hard time
getting a clear explanation from him about exactly what they found that
makes them think this, but...

As the adivsor was quick to point out, replacement will be covered by the
Audi Assured CPO warrantee, so I'm assuming their not doing this
replacement just to make a buck and, in fact, there really is a problem
with the turbos.

Other than the blue smoke on cold start, there's been no other indication
that the turbos have been in decline.


Well, I got 55k out of 'em :P.

2001.5 S4 Avant 6spd (soon w/ shiny new turbos)

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