Turbo replacement on 2000 Audi A6 Quattro

I have several questions. Would xtreme cold (-10) contribute to a turbo failure? How hard is it to replace turbos on a 2000 A6? Is engine removal required to complete this procedure?

by in Cheswick, PA on January 17, 2009
2 answers
ANSWER by on January 17, 2009
Changing the turbo chargers on this engine requires taking out the engine about $3000 total retail cost for the turbo chargers, about 3 hours to swap out the turbos once the engine is out and probably 20 hours to pull out the engine and reinstall. Extreme cold would not "cause" the turbo chargers to fail, infrequent oil changes, or use of poor quality oil would cause premature failure. Use of Synthetic oil in these engines is important. Before assuming the worst see if there is an Audi specialist or dealer in your area to get an expert opinion.
ANSWER by on January 21, 2009
As an aside the turbochargers can only be replaced in pairs since they are computer matched. In addition there are several critical components such as oil lines that must be replaced concurrently.
Related Items:
I started my car one morning and I saw exhaust smoke and the car started jerking (the smoke looked blue). I turned it off, then tried to restart and it would not. The dealer started it up with no...
There is a seal that needs to be replaced in the turbo. Causes the exhaust to smoke when idling. Need an estimate on how much that would cost to fix. Can anyone help???
i have a 2003 Audi A6 can i add turbo to this car ? meaning i would like my car to push more than 220 horsepower is this possible ?
Vacuum leaks, oxygen sensor failure, and catalytic converter efficiency faults can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Related Content