Replacing VGT Turbo
2013 Ram, 3500, 6.7L, Auto, 4x4, Megacab, 130K miles. All stock.
Truck has been throwing code u010C off and on for a couple weeks but was still building up to 29psi boost up until a couple days ago. A couple days ago when driving home truck had a noticeable decrease in power and was running rough. Pulled codes when I got home and found: P003A, P00AF, P2262. After research, it looks like a new turbo is in order. My questions for those in the know are this:
Can I pull the turbo without pulling the exhaust manifold on the 2013? Not finding much info on 2013+ turbo removal, lots of info for pre 2012, but they have a different turbo too, but consensus on those is to pull the manifold with turbo attached...sounds like a heavy booger.
Any experience with the Rotomaster Reman from thoroughbred or vivid racing? Vivid has the reman turbo for $1620 and the core charge is only $275. So I can have a drop in replacement to my door for right at $2k. I am thinking of doing this and just keeping the old turbo to rebuild so i have a spare. I am not interested in trying to get more power so I am fine with the stock turbo. I may even trade in the truck on something new or lower miles once I have it running right.
Is there anything else I should do when changing the turbo? Clean EGR Cooler, etc?
What other gaskets, seals, hoses, etc will I need or should I replace when I do this.
Thanks for any help you guys can offer.
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