You dont know what you're talking about at all, They are not reliable at all. And no amount of regular maintenance will make them reliable. The engine itself has flaws that have never been figured out. Do you know how to read ive rebuilt a bunch of these things I know what the fuck im talking about. You should leave the car thread, as reliable as it gets? yea fucking right. My friends had built internals and still blew the fuck up. There is a reason he got rid of that car and went german. Im not taking anymore bullshit from people who have never worked on these engines. Ive been working in a shop since I was fifteen. I used to work at a very high end performance shop where I probably fabricated over a 100 turbo kits. I now work at a german speciality shop. I know my shit my friends dad take's his B7 to me instead of the dealership.(its still under warranty by the way)
I don't think you get what I'm saying, I said FDs can
be reliable which means that I'm implying that it is not reliable but can
, maintenance helps it(obviously) - and it's shown that a lot of FD owners who do regular maintenance has significantly increased the lifespan of their engine.
You say that the engine itself has flaws that have never been figured out, tell me something I
don't know. The engine is still in development, that's why it's impractical.
And for your information, the FD in stock form is as reliable as it gets, add anything to it and your reducing it's life. You just proved my point in saying, "My friend had built internals and still blew the fuck up".
All you have been babbling about is how you fucking rebuild your friends engines,turbos and all your accomplishments with cars, you must be the fucking man, aren't you ? LOL, do you have any credentials to prove that ? Until I see proof, your insight will be classified as bullshit.