[Biturbos4] Unholy smoke

docwyte@comcast.net docwyte at comcast.net
Tue Aug 9 12:12:44 EDT 2005

My car has been chipped almost since day one by the previous owner.  He had an oil pan warmer (ie, you plug the car in at night and the oil is kept warm) installed thinking it'd keep the turbos happy.  Well, the right side turbo blew at 48k miles.  Luckily the dealer liked him and took care of it under warranty.

I bought the car shortly after that.  I have 61k on it now.  If they blow at around 80-90k, I'm just going to install K04's and call it a day.

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> Yeah I'm inclined to agree with this. I never did get around to chipping 
> mine, but I'll tell ya when there were no cats and mid muffler, the turbos 
> spooled so fast it'd make the tires tear free a little bit in the rain 
> just flooring it in 1st gear at 5mph. The car was amazingly fast in stock 
> form so I never bothered.. though I know it's that x10 with a chip. 
> - Keman 
> On Tue, 9 Aug 2005 docwyte at comcast.net wrote: 
> > 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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