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blackcat1

Banned
Location
South America
Hello everyone! I thought it would be a good idea to track what's happening with the exploding turbos thing.

So, if it happened to you, could you please post here and share with us:

- Were you stock? If not, what did you had? Piggyback? APR Remap? Revo Remap? Anything else?

- How many miles/km's on the clock? And if you were modded, how many miles you ran with it before the problem happened?

- What turbo revision did you had? R, Q, K, T, etc... US GTI or ROW GTI?

- Did VCDS give any errors before it happened, it happened all of sudden, what exactly happened?

Let's see if we catch a pattern here. If you had this issue, please contribute!

Thanks everyone!
 

Arin@APR

GOLFMK7 Official Sponsor
Location
Auburn, Al
Car(s)
B8 S4, MK7 GSW TDI
I did a little searching on this topic and came up with these threads and posts. If I'm not mistaken, most everyone one of these were created before we released software. This may help you:

 

Arin@APR

GOLFMK7 Official Sponsor
Location
Auburn, Al
Car(s)
B8 S4, MK7 GSW TDI
Here are some part numbers! as of Dec 15th, 2016.

Honeywell MGT1446 - Transverse - Low output engines, like 1.8T Jetta (non MQB)

  • 06K 145 701 R
  • 06K 145 721 B
  • 06K 145 721 D

Honeywell MGT17525 - Transverse - Low output engines, like 2.0T GLI (Non MQB)

  • 06K 145 702 A
  • 06K 145 702 D
  • 06K 145 702 G
  • 06K 145 722 D
  • 06K 145 722 J

IHI IS12 - Transverse - Low output engines, like 1.8T A3

  • 06K 145 701 J
  • 06K 145 701 L
  • 06K 145 701 M
  • 06K 145 701 N
  • 06K 145 701 S
  • 06K 145 701 T
  • 06K 145 713 E
  • 06K 145 713 F
  • 06K 145 713 G
  • 06K 145 713 J
  • 06K 145 721 C
  • 06K 145 721 H

Continental "RAAX" - Transverse - Low output engines, like 2.0T Miller A3

  • 06K 145 654 F
  • 06K 145 654 G
  • 06K 145 654 J

IHI IS12 - Longitudinal - Low output engines like, 1.8T / 2.0T Miller A4

  • 06L 145 701 C
  • 06L 145 701 D
  • 06L 145 701 E
  • 06L 145 701 F
  • 06L 145 701 G
  • 06L 145 701 H
  • 06L 145 701 J
  • 06L 145 701 K
  • 06L 145 701 L
  • 06L 145 721 A
  • 06L 145 721 C

IHI IS20 - Transverse - Mid output engines, like 2.0T A3

  • 06K 145 702 K
  • 06K 145 702 Q
  • 06K 145 702 R
  • 06K 145 702 T
  • 06K 145 722 G
  • 06K 145 722 K
  • 06K 145 722 L

IHI IHI IS20 - Longitudinal - Mid output engines, like 2.0T A4

  • 06L 145 702
  • 06L 145 702 D
  • 06L 145 702 F
  • 06L 145 702 M
  • 06L 145 702 P
  • 06L 145 702 Q
  • 06L 145 702 R
  • 06L 145 722 B
  • 06L 145 722 C
  • 06L 145 722 D
  • 06L 145 722 E
  • 06L 145 722 F
  • 06L 145 722 G
  • 06L 145 722 L
  • 06L 145 722 M

IHI IS38 - Transverse - High output engine, like 2.0T S3

  • 06K 145 702 J
  • 06K 145 702 M
  • 06K 145 702 N
  • 06K 145 722 A
  • 06K 145 722 H
  • 06K 145 722 N
  • 06K 145 722 P
  • 06K 145 722 S
  • 06K 145 722 T
 
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blackcat1

Banned
Location
South America
Awesome info, thanks Arin!

Oddly, we had a case in brazil that the turbo went kaput with 16.000kms in the odometer. It's the first I saw that didn't happen with low miles on the clock.
 

Mycroft1

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Singapore
I found to my horror yesterday, that my R has a 145 702N Turbo. That's Revision 2 according to Arin's compiled tables.

I suspect that only a small percentage of the total pool is failing.

My question is that if we drive the car and turbo for a sufficient amount of time without failure, is it safe to say that it is less likely to fail over all, or are we all doomed to having this Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads in perpetuity??

Are there fewer failures in Rs compared to the GTi Turbos?
 
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blackcat1

Banned
Location
South America
I think the R's are failing more than the GTI's.

Nobody answered telling that their turbo exploded. I'm beginning to think that nobody here in this forum had any issues with their turbo?

I found to my horror yesterday, that my R has a 145 702N Turbo. That's Revision 2 according to Arin's compiled tables.

I suspect that only a small percentage of the total pool are failing.

My question is that if we drive the car and turbo for a sufficient amount of time without failure, is it safe to say that it is less likely to fail over all, or are we all doomed to having this Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads in perpetuity??

Are there fewer failures in Rs compared to the GTi Turbos?
 

Arin@APR

GOLFMK7 Official Sponsor
Location
Auburn, Al
Car(s)
B8 S4, MK7 GSW TDI
I found to my horror yesterday, that my R has a 145 702N Turbo. That's Revision 2 according to Arin's compiled tables.

I suspect that only a small percentage of the total pool is failing.

My question is that if we drive the car and turbo for a sufficient amount of time without failure, is it safe to say that it is less likely to fail over all, or are we all doomed to having this Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads in perpetuity??

Are there fewer failures in Rs compared to the GTi Turbos?
N's are known to fail, stock. Check out this article:

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/2...n-cupra-developing-turbo-problems-84773.html#
 

RedGTIMK7

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
US
Well I suspect I'm one of the turbo's (T) that have failed, so it's going in to the dealer asap.
***Turned out to be just a loose clamp!!! :)
 
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