PDA

View Full Version : Turbos and long distances.



a4fann
04-15-2007, 09:46 PM
I am relativly new to turbos and am going to be driving 1000miles in 2 days 950 miles of it on the freeway. is there anything to look for, does this cause alot of stress on the turbo itself. This may sound like I am a newb and well I am a newb to snails, so anything you guys want to share would be great.

ActiveMonkey
04-15-2007, 09:57 PM
Not hard on it at all. Maybe if you went WOT for 800miles you'd use a shit load of gas, but it think the turbo would be fine. Is it the stock turbo?

a4fann
04-15-2007, 10:10 PM
No its a k04

ActiveMonkey
04-16-2007, 12:46 AM
i'd say no matter what you're going to be fine.

Gundem
04-16-2007, 01:13 AM
No its a k04

lol new to turbo and already a k04.....damn.

TighTT
04-16-2007, 06:47 AM
I am relativly new to turbos and am going to be driving 1000miles in 2 days 950 miles of it on the freeway. is there anything to look for, does this cause alot of stress on the turbo itself. This may sound like I am a newb and well I am a newb to snails, so anything you guys want to share would be great.

You'll be fine. The beauty of a turbo'd car is that the turbo is only pushing boost if there is load against the engine. So if you're just crusing along, the turbo will hardly be working at all. Do you have a boost gauge?

a4fann
04-16-2007, 09:54 AM
lol new to turbo and already a k04.....damn.
I know, I am lucky[drive] ^ it does have a boost gauge and all the other goodies so it should be alot of fun, Nizmosx is a great guy to deal with.

onemoremile
04-16-2007, 01:29 PM
You'd be hard pressed to find a semi without a turbo. They seem to do just fine.

I've done several solo runs from Michigan to Alabama (860 miles each way) and never had any problems. I've even averaged over 32 mpg for the trip down once.

turboquattro068
04-16-2007, 01:35 PM
just double check all the other stuff, oil, coolant levels. Make sure to have a good couple of cds or your ipod, and some octance booster and you'll be all set. shit i was loving my audi today, got a huge snow storm and im like shit people watch the quattro own!!!!! haha