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fikes
03-09-2008, 10:24 AM
I did some searches and found some stuff but mostly how many miles you put on your new turbo. I'm looking to see at how many miles on your car you put the new turbo on. I am looking to upgrade my turbo to a gt28rs but I have 96k on it and don't know if its worth it since miles are high and don't know how long Ill keep it. Anyone who put a new/bigger turbo on your car can you please let me know what kind and at what miles on your car. Thanks.

Monkey77
03-09-2008, 10:58 AM
I'm in the same boat as you. I wanna go with a bigger turbo, but I have 98k on my car, so for right now I am just doing supporting mods like intercooler, ehaust, hoses, etc. If you get any good feedback, let me know, good luck!

joe

ILoveT
03-09-2008, 11:45 AM
Just do a compression test and make sure everything is in good running order. I'm pretty sure there are guys on here with a lot more miles than that running larger turbos without a problem.

grip_racer
03-09-2008, 11:56 AM
96k is low miles!

as long as you've kept up with maintenance, no problem

fikes
03-09-2008, 12:24 PM
I know there are guys with alot more miles with bigger turbos but when did they put them on is my question. If it was 60 some k and they are now at 120k they got alot of use out of it. Since im at 96k say I put one on before 100k how long should I be able to get use out of it, if everything is well maintained.

grip_racer
03-09-2008, 12:26 PM
my safe bet is at least 50k miles

dont be scared, put one on

fikes
03-09-2008, 12:27 PM
50k is it. I was looking something like 70-80k gives me more time.

ILoveT
03-09-2008, 12:28 PM
If you don't drive like an idiot there is not reason it shouldn't last as long as the rest of you car.

fikes
03-09-2008, 12:30 PM
Well if im going to do it I want to do it right and get enough supporting mods for it and maby change out the internals in which I have no clue how to do but can have people help me.

akielb
03-09-2008, 07:13 PM
The 1.8T Block is brick shithouse - Audi way over engineered this block, don't have any worries about it lasting, then rest of the car is another matter

dubiraq05
03-09-2008, 07:23 PM
i put my 2871 on at 152xxx no problems!

fikes
03-09-2008, 07:27 PM
wow that seems little late to me. How many miles you at now. I heard that the AEB engine is one of the strongest and really wont need to have new internals is that true. Will I be able to push 300-350 with the gt28rs and supporting mods without changing the internals.

sean1.8t
03-09-2008, 09:11 PM
you'll be fine. as stated, there are plenty of guys with 120+k on their original engine's with BT's. the 1.8t is resiliant. and no, the AEB isn't really "stronger" than it's brother'd engine's like the ATW/AWM/AMB. but any and all of those engine's will hold a solid 400hp with good tune's.

for instance, i run a GT28RS(20psi daily w/meth) with no problems. been on since just about 75k, and now im at 95k. expecting to last as long as i either keep the car, or build the engine w/BAT.. no matter what, i know if i sell the car, i can just part it out and sell it as stock

317ssayzarc
03-09-2008, 09:34 PM
Well if im going to do it I want to do it right and get enough supporting mods for it and maby change out the internals in which I have no clue how to do but can have people help me.

for 300-350whp, you are going to want at least a 2871 if not bigger... and i would definetely throw rods is for that setup... plus you gotta pull the motor to do rods on a longitudinal so you can rebuild the whole thing while your in there... so if you do internals you can start with essentially a 0 mile motor... let me know if you need any tech help or parts [up][wrench]

Monkey77
03-16-2008, 10:07 PM
for 300-350whp, you are going to want at least a 2871 if not bigger... and i would definetely throw rods is for that setup... plus you gotta pull the motor to do rods on a longitudinal so you can rebuild the whole thing while your in there... so if you do internals you can start with essentially a 0 mile motor... let me know if you need any tech help or parts [up][wrench]

Would you recommend doing any internals when going K04 on a 1.8T with 98k?
The car has been properly maintained, since I got it, except for the minor hiccups that come with owning an audi.

[wrench]

317ssayzarc
03-16-2008, 10:09 PM
no internals for that [up]

biketsai
03-16-2008, 11:12 PM
87k!

andyrew
03-16-2008, 11:52 PM
145k and im putting a stage 3 APR turbo kit in..

I figure I am going to run the engine till it either blows or I want more power, then I'll switch to a BAT and rebuild it strong.

onemoremile
03-17-2008, 12:00 AM
Would you recommend doing any internals when going K04 on a 1.8T with 98k?
The car has been properly maintained, since I got it, except for the minor hiccups that come with owning an audi.

[wrench]

Hell no. The engine is the only part of the car you don't have to worry about. Assuming the timing belt is good, that is. As long as the tune is good the stock engines are good for a hundred a hole all day long.

pipe7284
03-17-2008, 07:28 AM
alot of b5 owners have well over 100k miles and go BT without changing internals, the only reasong some of them do, is just to be on the safe side and also becasue sooner or later they will be upgrading to BAT.

Monkey77
03-17-2008, 01:06 PM
alot of b5 owners have well over 100k miles and go BT without changing internals, the only reasong some of them do, is just to be on the safe side and also becasue sooner or later they will be upgrading to BAT.

Ahh got it. I figured since it is my daily driver, I would start off with a modest turbo upgrade, then just take it from there depending if I want more power or if I am able to get another daily driver and use this one for fun.