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Tales from the dark side......

So much for German VW reliabilty. Some of you may remember I purchased an Altea 2.0TDi (for the wife, mind you).
In less than 5000 miles (27K TOTAL)it would seem the turbo has blown its seals and engine is burning its own oil, not diesel.
Fortunately under warranty and into dealers next week.
If we thought our intake/throttle bodies get mucked up you should see the typical ****e a TDI sucks up on a regular basis - oil direct from crankcase breather - no catch tank like we have and an Exhaust gas recirculation thats sucks spent, sooty exhaust gases direct back into inlet manifold on anything but full throttle. So a lovely combination of soot and oil mixing straight into manifold and cylinders....
It does go like s&*t off a stick though - especially with the 190hp, 295 torqs remap...

Its very difficult driving an Alfa then a car that runs out of poke at 3200 rpm...
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