Remove Trubos from the Audi 2.7T engine without removing the engine


Asked by May 10, 2008 at 01:52 PM about the 2001 Audi S4 quattro Sedan AWD

Question type: Car Customization

how can you remove the turbos without removing the engine ? every place says you have to remove the engine to remove the turbos, how can you remove them without taking the engine out ??
on a 2001 Audi S4 2.7T  Manual

8 Answers

You can't. Engine has to be lowered out bottom of cradle once sub-frame is dropped.Then turbo's can be removed off of engine assembly


you cant, theres not enough room two ways to do it, remove the engine by dropping the subframe or hoisting the engine


There is definitely no way. If you wanna have an easy turbo swap, buy an A4.




I'm hoping you're replacing the turbos...Who would want to remove the turbos completely?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

It can be done. I have done it with a friend of mine. We swapped his KO3's for K04's with the engine in. It is really tough to get the oil lines and you have a lot of parts to remove but it can be done.


It is possible but not fun by any means. The so called "Body Shop" method. Take off front carrier with all radiation. Disconnect catback etc, Remove turbos with manifolds still attached via front of car. Good luck, you might as well just drop the whole power train, motor, tranny, front axles all in one and be done the "easier" way.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

A shop in my hometown did it by dropping the subframe. I took a few rigged tools and a lot of strength, but it can be done. You definatley need a lift to do it though.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used S4 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,562 nationwide S4 listings starting at $3,850.


Audi S4 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Ryan Conde
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Audi A4
241 Great Deals out of 11,929 listings starting at $1,899
Used BMW M3
39 Great Deals out of 1,927 listings starting at $5,495
Used BMW 3 Series
1,076 Great Deals out of 32,972 listings starting at $1,428
Used Audi S3
751 listings starting at $20,995
Used Audi S6
9 Great Deals out of 672 listings starting at $6,988
Used Audi A6
153 Great Deals out of 7,096 listings starting at $1,800
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
848 Great Deals out of 25,937 listings starting at $1,500
Used Audi RS 4
41 listings starting at $16,777
Used Ford Mustang
437 Great Deals out of 42,792 listings starting at $1,488
Used BMW 5 Series
461 Great Deals out of 16,185 listings starting at $1,650

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Audi S4 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 614 listings starting at $48,998
2016 Audi S4 For Sale
46 listings starting at $35,498
2015 Audi S4 For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 164 listings starting at $25,895
2014 Audi S4 For Sale
135 listings starting at $22,950
2013 Audi S4 For Sale
100 listings starting at $18,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.