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2004 1.8T cabrio blown turbo

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Swistofer, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Swistofer

    Swistofer New Member

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    My 2004 A4 1.8T cabrio has blown a turbo after only 70000 miles. Is this a common problem or have I just been unlucky. I've only had the car 5 months
     
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    they can go at 70 iv had 1 got at 50
    depends how the cars been drove looked after etc
     
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    Thanks for this but as I've only had the car 5 months, I have no idea how it was driven or looked after before. I had a Saab 9 3 with almost 200,000 miles on it and the turbo was fine. Maybe I was being naive to expect the same with this car
     
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    make sure you change the oil pump strainer and get the sump inspected at the same time,
     
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    and the oil feed pipe
     
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    Thanks for the hints guys. I am replacing all the pipework as I've heard they're prone to gungeing up but I didn't know about the oil pump strainer
     
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    yeah the oil pick up pipe is common for it to block up and ****ing the engine
     

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