[Biturbos4] New Turbo Date

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Tue Aug 30 18:11:15 EDT 2005

j y writes:
> I don't know the EXACT date but the badging is not an indicator. If
> the build date on your S4 is late 2001 or 2002 - u should be safe. Early
> 2001 build date, or earlier, u are probably running on the poorly designed
> turbos.

For what it's worth, I was told that if the engine ECU's part number has
an 'M'-suffix (shown in VAG-COM or physically on the label), then it's
got the improved turbos too.  My car has the new style badge, 'M'-suffix
ECU, and is a 2001 model with a 10/00 build-date.  I think mine is one of
the first batch of the "2001.5"s.

My car is on the original turbo, now at 46K miles and the only ailment
is a sometimes-unresponsive sunroof switch.  Knock on wood for turbo

Ti Kan
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