Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
Hi there Jason. Good morning
good morning to you also
so, question for you. Is this car an automatic or 6-spd?
there is no possible way to reach the wastegate rods
without pulling the engine
lol. at least i know i'm just not crazy. there is no way.
and while it's a good idea in theory, the turbos will still spool
oh. well do you know any other tricks to disable a turbo?
None. On this car there is no room for bypass, and if you tried such a thing, engine management would put the car in limp home mode
i am ready to put a bullet through it if necessary.
and believe me, I know these engines intimately
I've got 2 myself
yes, that's why i asked you. i've read your answers and know you know your stuff
oh cool. Thanks :-)
i have two also, this one and an allroad
and my stable is Allroad/S4, but both with a bunch of upgrades
i guess i will have to take it off the road until i can afford to replace the tiurbos
dentist drill noise?
thank you for answering my question. no, more like a train whistle
also hear a little tinkling metalic sound like the vanes hitting the housing
hmmmm. down on power or any smoke?
no smoke yet, can see oil leak on the turbo housing tho
external leaks are usually just oil line gaskets or crush rings
turbo doesn't make any noise when just reving the engine, only happens under load.
might be worth having a pressure test on the boost side and smoke test on the intake side done
before condemning a turbo
How many miles and are there any check engine lights on?
no check lights but has 125k so could use new turbos probably anyway
possibly, although the C5 is a bit easier on turbos than the B5
i will have it checked more fully before replacing but i guess i will have to start looking for new turbos or maybe a whole new engine
I'm sure the engine is fine. But yep, a good idea to have some sources on deck for replacement turbos
thanks for your answer, i appreciate your time on a sunday
glad to do it :-)
and good luck