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rage941
05-28-2010, 10:36 PM
Okay I'm checking out a 98 1.8t tomorrow. The guy says he thinks it needs a new wastegate but is not sure. He says it boosts fine 1st 2nd and 3rd gear but 4th and 5th it fluctuates between 20-23 and will spike but won't hold. It has a K04-15.
Now I have a few questions (I searched and am still searching, but I'm looking at it tomorrow morning):
Is this really bad news, so bad that I should stay away from this car?
Could it be something more serious than the wastegate and he just doesn't want me to know?
What should I be cautious of/check tomorrow?
If it is the wastegate, how much is one for the k04 and how hard is it to replace?

Sorry I'm completely new to Audis AND boost.

rage941
05-29-2010, 09:56 AM
bump?