[Es2] stock AAN with Dahlback intake vs. chipped 3B

Jimmy Pribble Jimmy at texasbankers.com
Sun Aug 15 10:05:23 EDT 2004

> Well, the turbo is a good place to start but it sounds
> like you have more going on than that.


I do think there is something wrong with your car, but I think the turbo is
the last thing you should check.  If it worked before, it will still work.
They are sturdy little critters and the behavior that you described wrt the
turbo spinning freely is normal.  Every stock Audi turbo I have ever looked
at has behaved that way.  My brand-new RS2 did the same thing.  The only
turbos that I have seen spin freely were rebuilt or modified turbos.  YMMV,
but I call that normal.

Instead, I would start regular troubleshooting procedures.  Pull any codes
obviously, but then start going through Scott's checklist here:


Sorry to hear about your frustrations.  :-(


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