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Re: URGENT PLEASE HELP
On Aug 16, 1:19pm, CEREJO CLYDE SAVIO wrote:
> Subject: URGENT PLEASE HELP
> Hi !
> Re : AUDI 80CD Turbo Diesel
From the message, I deduce that this is more or less an '83
4000 turbo diesel, for us US listers. Presumably the same
I-5 turbo diesel in contemporary 5K's sold here.
> For the first time after coming from India, the car was given for servicing
> to an Audi dealer.
You're clearly in India (wow, cool -- you're the first lister
with an Indian e-mail address), but where's the car?
> It took a Benz service
> centre to find the fault, which was attributed to a leaky oil seal in the
> Turbo section. Audi agents insist on replacing the whole Turbo section.
> What I would like is a repair kit with a manual on how to repair the seal.
It's probably very similar to the VW inline-6 turbodiesel that
I had in my Volvo 740, in which case the turbocharger is a Garrett
T-23 (25?). It's possible to get a replacement cartridge for about
USD $350 -- which consists of the center housing and the impeller/
compressor rotor, inside which the offending oil seal is. The
procedure is not difficult, though you do have to be careful
not to damage the vanes in the turbo.
> Though the car is 13 years old and mileage clock is 55000 km, it has been
> very well maintained and is rust free to date.
Frankly, it's highly unlikely you'll receive anything from Audi
but a polite letter. It is indeed strange that the turbo died
so early (mileage-wise), but you don't say what kind of driving
If the car is in India, you might try newer truck repair shops
that may have some experience with turbo diesels (I saw several
Isuzu turbodiesel trucks when I was there last). Otherwise, your
best bet would be to find a reliable mechanic, get the shop
manual, import the replacement cartridge (perhaps through someone
visiting the US) and have at it.
My shop manual (for '84-88 5000s) has a lot of stuff about the
turbodiesel engine -- if it's similar to the one in your car, I
may be able to photocopy sections and send it to you.
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