Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You

Order your TDIClub merchandise and help support TDIClub

Go Back   TDIClub Forums > FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) > TDI Maintenance

TDI Maintenance Archives on TDI Maintenance related items.

Thread Tools
Old November 22nd, 2000, 15:36   #1
Thomas Baumgart
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wehrheim, Hessen, Germany
Default Garrett VNT-14 pictures

Upon recommendation of Valois and others I post this message again under its own topic.

Just in case somebody is interested: I have recently bought a used Garrett VNT15 turbo and found the NGV actuating gear to be stuck. I then performed a thorough cleaning job and took lots of pictures. Though this turbo won't be used in a car (at least not yet), the pictures might give a good point of what to expect when cleaning a turbo. Have a look at http://www.technologie-entwicklung.d...t15-turbo.html .


Audi A3 TDI

P.S. For cleaning of the internal parts I used:
Old toothbrush (dry) for removing loose soot (do this outside, very dirty).
Water and household cleaner with toothbrush for turbine housing and NGV components.
Trichlorethane (or similar) and cloth wrapped around match or wooden stick for cleaning compressor and turbine wheels.
Don't lubricate any of the NGV parts, the lubricant will coke and seize all the moving components!
Thomas Baumgart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 22nd, 2000, 16:43   #2
Default Re: Garrett VNT-14 pictures

Excellent post there, Thomas! Thank you very much. I printed out your great photography to save this in my files, I appreciate it alot.
  Reply With Quote
Old November 22nd, 2000, 17:26   #3
Default Re: Garrett VNT-14 pictures

Thomas, our friend here, Mickey, recently lost his VNT15 43mm compressor wheel while operating at high altitudes, check out his pictures and story here:


He is planning on upgrading to the 49mm wheel with the new one!
  Reply With Quote
Old November 23rd, 2000, 04:59   #4
Veteran Member
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Here (Calgary) & There (Blighty)
Default Re: Garrett VNT-14 pictures

Thanks, Thomas, for sharing all this with us. Superb pictures, very informative indeed.

Hoffentlich wird das Gerat jedoch nie als Ersatzteil im Audi A3 benoetigt werden!

Gruesse, Richard
chopchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23rd, 2000, 07:31   #5
Veteran Member
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Western Siberia (Finland)
Default Re: Garrett VNT-14 pictures

Hi !!

The VNT-tweak was to shorten the rod from vacuum-actuator..
How about loosing the limiting screw - Ie. letting those vanes close more !?!

It seems to me that this would spool up the turbine at even lower RPMs..

(Sould this be in the performance-forum )
PWM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 23rd, 2000, 12:32   #6
Default Re: Garrett VNT-14 pictures

I think this should be acrchived so we don't lose these pics, GoFaster, can you handle that?
  Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:50.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.13565 seconds with 10 queries
[Output: 63.83 Kb. compressed to 55.29 Kb. by saving 8.54 Kb. (13.37%)]