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Old 08-15-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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1999.5 audi a4 turbo problems! help!

hey ppl
just picked up this 1.8T a4 for cheap
its still drivable and everything and the only thing is
the turbo wont kick in,
it will not pass 3000-3300 rpm (depending on gear) even when gassing her
im even scared to downshift to see what would happen
so if anyone could shine some light on this
or maybe even know a shop or know how to help me fix this problem,
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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you didn't notice this during the test drive? or did it just start now?
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #3
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well thats the reason the price was so cheap lol
so i thought i could fix it up
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #4
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well thats the reason the price was so cheap lol
so i thought i could fix it up
And you didn't consult to see if you can fix this problem prior to purchasing the vehicle?
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:58 AM   #5
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And you didn't consult to see if you can fix this problem prior to purchasing the vehicle?
nope, needed a car asap and it drives so i got it

so if anyone has some knowledge in this please, let me know
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:37 PM   #6
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i have a k03 stock turbo for sale, you can get it from me, and i will install it for you.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:33 PM   #7
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the way to fix it is start taking things apart. could be many things. charge piping apart, pluged cat, open wastegate (but it would still rev higher) limp mode in the ecu.... the list goes on.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:16 PM   #8
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do you have a boost gauge?
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You would probably have more luck posting on the VW vortex forums in the 1.8t Engine thread. That forum is filled with people who could tell you every single piece of metal and what it does. You'll get everything answered there.
Heres a link.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/forumdisp...T-Engine-Forum
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This thread is a year old. Why are you bumping it?
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Just to /thread... 325ist was actually correct and it turned out to be a clogged cat.
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thats lucky !! if he span a bearing that could have been a super expensive fix hahaha
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check to see of the hose going into the diverter valve popped off. that happens allllll the time on these engines! it happened to me everytime i hit about 120mph for awhile
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