Altitude seems to be a big factor, I've talked with more than a few people who had dealer serviced cars pop turbos before 100k miles above 5000ft. Have gotten logs off a few and they were all spiking and maxing out the map sensor @ 22 psi when the ECU was asking for ~15. neglected boost leaks cause them to overwork long term as well.
By 200k miles it's usually time for cam + turbo depending on the vehicle's life.
I tried to change it...I really did.Anyone else look at this title of the thread (you can't change it BTW) expecting to see a complaint and a bunch of drama, only to find a reasonable TDI owner? For a second, I forgot that for the most part, its not like Facebook here.
Oh, relax, mom. It was my choice to chip the damn. Thing.I do not pretend to be very knowledgeable but with my 2002 Jetta the first thing I did when I had a stage 2 installed was to install a BOOST pressure gauge to limit the boost to under 25 PSIG if I recall the number correctly. That was 14 years ago.
It's too bad that some people are so quick to blame someone else (i.e Malone) for their own mistakes! In today's world it's always someone else's fault, never yours!
Seems to be going okay. I've got a south bend dealer nearby, and a local mechanic close enough that I could push my car there.Can lightly slip a stock 03 ALH 02J clutch with just a tune, and you can FRY a stock clutch with nozzles and a tune on an ALH. So 5sec will be my guess.