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Originally posted by sscates
Emission, that is pretty high miles from what I've read about turbos. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of problems have you encountered?
I got mine in April 2002 with 119,000 miles on it. Now, it has 129,000 miles on it.

The turbo was replaced at 111,000 miles for the first time (that is pretty good and indicates the PO took care of it). The clutch was done at 113,000.

I've had 18 months/10,000 miles of nearly trouble-free driving. I did replace all the hoses and belts (myself), and my wastegate O-rings needed to be replaced (DIY too), but everything else was just Porsche maintenance.

Oh, I did reduce the boost from 1 bar back to stock (.8 or so) to put less stress on the engine as it was predetonating with the hot weather and lousy high-octane gas. The PO put a K27 in when he replaced the turbo and a 1 bar spring. I may go back to 1 bar when I can run some better fuel (we only get 91 out here in CA).
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