HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY TURBO. IT'S BLOWN TWICE IN ONE YEAR AND IT'S REALLY EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR. I'VE BEING IDLED THE CAR BEFORE SWITCHING OFF THE IGNITION WHEN SPEEDING. WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO. I DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN AGAIN AND I LOVE MY CAR
They will only be having a look at the problem tomorrow but claim to have done all that replacements. Even though it only happened twice, it's a total inconvenience. Thank you though.
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Re: Audi A4 1.8T 2000 MODEL TURBO PROBLEMS
When the turbo was replaced before, did they change the oil feed and drain lines as well, or just connect the old ones to the new turbo? If they didn't replace them, it's possible one of them is clogged with oil sludge (the 1.8T is famous for sludge). That would be a sure-fire way to kill the turbo.
Stormbrewin is on track with his question too - what was the cause of death of each of the failed turbos?
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I am going to say 'blown turbo'. As I understand it, they needs replacing every few years. They are susceptible to heat and incredible revolutions. They have to be lubricated, the seals go, and you get smoke.
What ,year audi and model? EPC LIGHT PO299. let me see if i can find out with out year and model. okay, if your car has turbo then this is correct, po299 low boost. this may be caused by a bad diverter valve on the turbo, if you remove it and look ay diaphram for any cracks or splits in rubber, if it is then replace it ,check for an update valve at dealer. there are other thing that can cause this code but start with that. a loose hose for the turbo can cause this code or bad turbo or clogged converter, or oil sulge problem.
If you are getting boost, your turbo is likely not blown. There is a banjo bolt connection for the turbo oil. If it has loosened, then it would be leaking oil on the outside of the turbo. A blown turbo leaks on the inside (I believe, though not positive).
I don't have a TDI, but have a VW 1.8T with a turbo I recently replaced.
There is really nothing to fix other than to replace the turbo. It is not a tough job (at least the 1.8T wasn't) though it took 11 hours to complete. So you should try to get the oil leak fixed (near too much heat to ignore) but should likely only need to replace if it's not providing boost, or making strange sounds.
No one can really give you a good estimate without actually seeing the scratch. What I can tell you is that a good quality repair that will blend in properly and stay that way likely will cost you at least $500. Paint is very expensive and someone that knows how to blend to match your paint exactly demands that kind of payment (it's an art).
you need to talk with some one at Audi or someone who does Imports repair but it sounds as if there is something wrong with the Turbo you can also stop by your library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car Merry Christmas & Happy New Year as always wish you the best of luck Michigan Man
no this is more likley to be clutch slip assuming that your car has a manual gearbox this can be expensive but the good news is that it's nowhere near as expensive as a new turbo and fitting it..But you still need to employ a good local mechanic .Hope this has helped you
Likely a faulty diverter valve. If you have some decent mileage on the car the DV may be failing. It's a flimsy design with a plastic internal diaphragm. They're not terribly expensive (you can buy them at www.ecstuning.com or www.purems.com).
That being said, I'd still look around the turbo and intake systems for a loose, cracked, or disconnected vacuum hose - a vacuum leak should trip a check light but it may not always do so. Look for that, and if nothing is apparent, then I'd look at changing the DV.