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Oh no, bad turbo times.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Mattyyy, May 18, 2012.

  1. Mattyyy

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    Hello, kind of new, already created a thread asking about getting an S3. Bought one.

    Then, some while after, oil pressure light on, killed turbo due to lack of oil no doubt and after a service (oil light vanished) and just all oil went down my exhaust :p (killed my seal) blue smoke everywhere.

    Replaced, oil pump, pick up etc. and also bearings and also put on a used turbo with minimal shaft play.

    Now, the turbo is not passing any oil, but however, boosting rather strangely, making almost a pressurized air noise (boost leak) and also when giving it the beans, sometime experiencing a lot of boost, sometimes not. Typical of a boost leak? - To be variable?

    Also, making some 'metallic' noise coming onto & during boost.

    Any ideas?

    Getting the turbo back off to get it refurbed anyway.

    Any suggestions?

    Much appreciated,
    Matt
     
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    leaks.... get a smoke test done
     
  4. Mattyyy

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    Problem fixed: Exhaust manifold gasket lol :p
     

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