Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: So. OR
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FrozenND: So sorry I never saw your post to reply to it. I'm guessing you are good to go by now. I did take the manifold out in order to remove the turbo. If I ever do this again, I would pull the EGR cooler & manifold first thing. It makes so mush more room to work and does not take all that long. This is also a good time to clean the EGR cooler & EGR valve.
Dunitic: No issues so far. It has operated 100% like the stock turbo. The only issue I had on reassembly was the turbo oil drain line popped out of the block when I was putting it all together and I did not notice this until I started the truck up and looked underneath it and had a 3' puddle of oil on the ground. I quickly turned the truck off and all was fine. It was a booger to get that drain pushed back into the hole it popped out of. I greased the O rings used a ratchet strap pulling down on part of it and pry bar pushing up on another part to push it inward. Got it in all the way and no leaks.
Truck has 136K on it now, I have driven several long trips, pulled the 30' toy hauler (21K at the scales) and no turbo issues. I use the exhaust brake frequently now whether I am towing or not. I believe this was the main cause of my failure was due to not using the exhaust break to "exercise" the turbo vanes often enough.
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