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Hey guys, anyone out there ever do a turbo swap on a 2014 2500 6.7? Just an OEM replacement... How long should it take from start to finish?
sorry, but why exactly are you replacing the turbo?well, if you don't work that engine, getting it up to temperature and stay there for at least 1h to remove all the condensation from the block and tow or haul a load in a regular basis to keep that turbo happy, it might not last long, just like the batteries on a daily driver with low mileage.
By casual person do you mean a guy in his garage on a Saturday night or your everyday diesel mechanic?to replace just the turbo, about 4 to 6hr for casual person.
remove passenger tire, wheel liner, air box and battery to make it easier.
Drain coolant (or antifreeze depending where you are), turbo has coolant (antifreeze) lines.
Remove intake pipping and exhaust clamp.
Turbo has 2 coolant (antifreeze) lines, an Oil inlet hose, and an oil drain tube. It is held on with 4 bolts, the one rear near engine bolt will cause you to express some unique words.
The manual states to remove the fan shroud and fan. Remove or loosen motor mount. Then use engine hoist to lift engine. Just need to lift it a fraction of 1 inch, cause the engineers needed to add some difficultly to the removal of a turbo. It will ALMOST come out, without lifting engine. But, it is TOYING with you, it will not come out. tilt it, rotate it, flip and reverse it, it will always feel like "I almost got it..." some disassemble the turbo then pull it. Or remove the exhaust manifold, and pull the whole thing out. Some actually do what the manual says.
So a pair or three of competent diesel mechanics shouldn't take 3 days to pull and replace... Right? I didn't figure.guy in his garage on a Saturday night
Yes this seems to be the case here... A small local shop has had my truck for close to a month now to replace a failed turbo. Originally they claimed to be able to have it back to me in a week noore than 10 days. However they were having problems getting an OEM replacement. After waiting for 15 days their "perferred" distributor to restock the part which was on back order I insisted that they seek another source. Which led to another 7 days. Now they have supposedly had my truck in the rack for 3 days trying get this turbo out. I dropped by yesterday to find that they were working under the hood and miraculously had just managed to remove the unit from the engine compartment. When asked when to expect it to be finished he just kinda shrugged and said maybe before end of day. So I called back to check 3 hours later, and he said that there was still going to be a few hours of installment and that they wouldn't be done with it until tomorrow. Now I'm looking at trying to get my vehicle back in the morning maybe, then hooking up, facing a four hour drive, and then a lovely hire-in and a 12 hour shift starting at 6p.Oh, we talking about a "Shop"..
Shops tend to have bad time management, and job priority. The "Priority" depends on many factors. Example, Profit. If a job has a high return value, AND the shop needs cash, it will be quicker. If the job is something minimal financially, then it may get pushed back. Also, "squeaky wheel" will sometimes jump up in line, but they wore also the ones set back. (Squeaky Wheel = Customer calling and calling..) Work load can play into job completions too. Also, if they handle a large client with lots of trucks, they may push others back. Larger customers tend to be contract or pay whatever the bill is. Where a "walk-in" may hassle over every little line item on an invoice. If the job is a "favor" or "Buddy price", you can be sure it will be pushed back, as money making jobs will go first.
Even Dealer shops are bad. Ask them to replace a Turbo and it'll be 1 to 3 weeks. Or fix a headlight, 28 min job, 2 to 4 days in shop.
Or, maybe they are still trying to figure out how to lift the turbo out of the engine bay..? Let em know they need to lift the engine .001" and it'll clear.
well, if you don't work that engine, getting it up to temperature and stay there for at least 1h to remove all the condensation from the block and tow or haul a load in a regular basis to keep that turbo happy, it might not last long, just like the batteries on a daily driver with low mileage.
You must be responding to the wrong thread......well, if you don't work that engine, getting it up to temperature and stay there for at least 1h to remove all the condensation from the block and tow or haul a load in a regular basis to keep that turbo happy, it might not last long, just like the batteries on a daily driver with low mileage.