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Is it the end of my turbos life ?

Old 02-26-2011, 08:54 AM
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my turbo seems to be spitting oil into my intake pipe and the intake pipe is cracked why did this happen ?? and do i need a new turbo ?? it didn't seem to be lacking power
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:22 AM
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I know the stock rubber intake pipe on the S4 T2's would routinely crack from age and heat.

If your turbo is spitting oil into your intake it's surely time to rebuild it, or go for an upgrade. Bad seals on your turbo won't necessarily mean reduced performance. I had mine done at majestic turbo. Seems to be holding up fine.

Don't wait until the thing lets go and puts pieces of impeller into your engine, or you'll be very sorry you didn't do something earlier.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:10 AM
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thanks for the reply

is there rebuild kits available ??
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:39 PM
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give them a call
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:08 PM
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i ran my blown sealed turbo for a couple months and lucked out and only had the seals blow completely out had a trail of burning oil following me and a ton of oil in my intercooler. idk if these engine can run away on you if you get too much oil running in with your fuel/air mixture( ask someone with more experience or knowledge. but you aint supposed to have oil in both sides of your turbo what so ever. good luck. i picked up a pretty decent turbo from amazon.com for $250. but how long it will last....... good question. we will see. running a month now good so far best of luck!
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:11 PM
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is it possible for bits of the turbo to get back into the engine ??

It's not smoking at all just a wee bit of oil in the intake pipe

is the crack in the rubber intake pipe, at the turbo, the reason for the bad idle??
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