sorry for being wordy sometimes. just passionate bout my mk4 jetta's. my 1.8T has 150,000 km's and still has original turbo.
i dont know what yall are doing over there, must be your tuning. because for how often im in the shop, and how many cars i see come in and go ( id estimate in the 3000s) a blown turbo is a shocker on anything vw they have done a great job on themIan's blew at 80k. Was not beat on in his possession, and I doubt the previous owner beat on it considering who he is and how well each of his cars were cared for. Had another buddy with a tuned gti blow it around 100k, was not beat on. In fact out of the 5-6 people I know of, only one of them beat on their car. Maybe it's the tune, but I have seen too many 1.8t's turn into headaches for me to ever even consider owning one.
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