[Biturbos4] Turbo questions

Andy Turner andy at palomar.demon.co.uk
Tue Aug 9 14:47:14 EDT 2005

On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 12:18:51 -0500, Robert Bullivant
<robert at bullivantgallery.com> wrote:

>I recently bought a 2001.5 Avant S4 with 26,000 on it.  I've been 
>reading the list regurading turbo whoes.
>Someone please fill me in as I've had several turbo cars before and got 
>75,000 minimum out of the turbos,
>some over 100,000.  Of course I should preface by saying I've used only 
>Red Line or Mobile One synthetic
>and changed at 3,500 - 4,000 intervals, and have let the cars run for 30 
>-60 seconds in hot weather prior to
>shut down.  What gives with Audi's turbos and their apparent lack of 
>staying power?

Further to Rob's questions, am I right in thinking that the K04s are
far tougher and that turbo failure in the RS4 is much rarer?


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