[Biturbos4] Help with a few fault codes

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Sat Mar 5 01:55:55 EST 2005

Hi Steven,

> > Mike,
> > I was at my dealer earlier today, they want $28 Cdn (~$22 USD) 
> for the stupid TBB and over $10 for each clamp.  And they are out 
> of stock of the big clamp, but the parts guy showed me the 2 
> smaller ones, which look like the one shown on the AW tech article 
> (ie. the new style).  Now I've only heard from you and the others 
> mentioning the big clamp, should I replace the the 2 smaller ones 
> too?   Either way that's more than what I was expecting to pay, so 
> I just booked at appointment for next week instead.  Thanks again 
> for your help!
> $28 Cdn doesn't sound too bad for the TBB.  As far as the clamps are
> concerned, the 2 smaller ones are not that important.  I'm not even
> sure they've been updated.  I believe a majority of the tears happen
> under the big clamp, so you'll definitely want the updated version.
> I thought you said the car was still under warranty?  So, why the
> concern over the cost?  Are you investigating the possibility of
> having the dealer replace the TBB even though it may not be torn?

Whenever there's a boost leak on these biturbo engines, it seems that 9 out of 10 times it's a torn TBB.  Therefore I thought I could just spend 20 minutes replacing it myself if it's cheap, instead of booking an appointment with the dealer and waste time waiting there.


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