[Biturbos4] Unholy smoke
docwyte at comcast.net
Tue Aug 9 11:58:49 EDT 2005
I'd say they're only reliable if the car hasn't been chipped. Once chipped, even if warmed up and cooled down, your time is limited...
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> The big thing I'd stress here is that the turbos in stock form aren't
> unreliable, especially when you take precautions like letting them warm up
> and cool down. I would not chalk this repair up as another notch against
> their favor, more a precautionary shotgun approach to repairs, as $5k
> worth of work really costs a lot less than the potential of you visiting
> them three more times and being dissatisfied with each. Just my opinion on
> - Keman
> On Tue, 9 Aug 2005, Chris Newbold wrote:
> > On Fri, August 5, 2005 1:49 pm, Keman said:
> > > Come to think of it... take the free turbos. Smile and nod. Follow up with
> > > them after you get the turbos. It'd suck right now to get bit by Murphy as
> > > you make them triplecheck their diagnosis, have them say "Oh HERE is the
> > > problem" and then have your turbos die 6 months from now after your
> > > warranty is gone. Know what I mean?
> > Exactly. With my luck, I'd piss them off then blow the turbines out the
> > tailpipe on the track or something and then they'd say "We're sorry son,
> > but you're not covered..."
> > I do hope this fixes the smoke, though, as I don't relish going back right
> > after a job like that and complaining that they didn't fix the problem...
> > The work is now under way (they were waiting for parts) and I'm going to
> > go down there this afternoon just to see all the pieces lying around...
> > -Chris
> > 2001.5 S4 Avant 6spd (in little pieces on the shop floor)
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