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Hey guys, I think I really screwed the pooch today on my '05 2500. My son and I noticed today that the turbo was making a different sound...seemed to be a little more whistle. Well, upon accelerating from a stop sign, I shifted into 3rd, hit a bump in the road, and BOOM!! At first, I thought I blew the engine, but after a few seconds, it picked back up, but I had 0 psi boost! When we stopped, I noticed engine oil dripping onto the ground. I took a look at the turbo from the top, and I couldn't really see anything unusual. Well, when I was limping it home, I noticed the exhaust sounded obstructed. What have I done?!? What is the cheapest route I can go to fix this problem? Can I buy a rebuild kit? I don't think that'll do it...remember the oil leak? I think I may have cracked the housing...soooo...can I find a rebuilt unit fairly cheap? My son and I can do the R&R on the turbo, so at least I don't have to pay a shop! Any advice and help you can provide would be most greatly appreciated!

If you have an answer and don't mind calling me, my cell # is: (972)974-0760.

Thanks so much for any advice,

Jason Rawlings
 

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How much oil is leaking, and can you tell where it is coming from? You may have just blown off an intercooler coupling, or the turbo may have failed fairly catastrophically.
 

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Don't run the engine anymore you could be polluting the engine with metal shavings. pull the intake off and have a look at the compressor wheel and see if its damage. you will half to look for the source of the oil leak to confirm its not the engine. and check intake boots as stated.
 

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Dave, there hasn't been any more oil leaking under the truck since Monday...The intercooler boots look good, so I think I may have toasted my turbo. Anybody know where I can get a replacement cheap?

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You can find a HE351 on here all day long....As said your going to need to pull your intercooler and most likely have it cleaned. When these let go I'd say 90-something% of the time they lets pieces fly!!
 

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Update on My Turbo Problem!

Guys, you're never gonna let me live this one down!! I spent all day Sunday and half the day Monday removing my old turbo and installing my replacement turbo. When it was all together and sealed up, I took 'er for a test drive. As soon as I started going down my street, I began to open 'er up...no boost whatsoever! So, I just went around the block and put the old gal back in the driveway. I popped the hood to check everything out, because I knew the problem wasn't the turbo. Within 2 minutes, I saw it...the intercooler boot on the engine intake side had blown off, and the clamp was gone!!! I thought I had ruled that out on 1 April! Oh well, I might just put my old one back in and use the other as a spare; it is all mechanical, with a spring-controlled wastegate actuator, and I'd rather be able to monitor my boost levels. Sooo, my question to you guys is: Where can I get an intercooler boot clamp for a reasonable price? I checked Rockauto.com, and they don't seem to carry them, nor do any of my local parts stores. I really don't want to have to go to the stealership and pay through the nose for a stinkin' clamp! So if y'all could, please point me in the direction of a supplier that has reasonable prices!

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I had to change all my boots on my truck when I bought it. I cant remember the company, but they had an entire set of boots with new clamps for a decent price. If youve got some miles on yours, may be a good idea to go ahead and replace it all and avoid any future problems.
 

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So where did the oil leak from?

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oil leak

jh, I never really figured out where the oil came from, but I have noticed the oil return from the bottom of the turbo is leaking...just one thing after another! Oh well, I'm puttin the stocker back in tomorrow...got much better performance out of it than my replacement! The new one smokes A-LOT! and max boost around 28; my old one got up to 46 once, but I got scared and backed off! I have noticed oil all around the front of the oil pan, so I'm gonna check the bolts to make sure they're snug, wash it all off, and see where my leak is coming from. I bought this truck in Oct 12, and have done nothing but work on it! It is in need of way more PM than I thought it did when I looked at it. Funny thing, only dirt on everything underneath the chassis...now several different liquids all over the damn place!! I think I'm gonna start a new post about what's going on right now!

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jh, I never really figured out where the oil came from, but I have noticed the oil return from the bottom of the turbo is leaking...just one thing after another! Oh well, I'm puttin the stocker back in tomorrow...got much better performance out of it than my replacement! The new one smokes A-LOT! and max boost around 28; my old one got up to 46 once, but I got scared and backed off! I have noticed oil all around the front of the oil pan, so I'm gonna check the bolts to make sure they're snug, wash it all off, and see where my leak is coming from. I bought this truck in Oct 12, and have done nothing but work on it! It is in need of way more PM than I thought it did when I looked at it. Funny thing, only dirt on everything underneath the chassis...now several different liquids all over the damn place!! I think I'm gonna start a new post about what's going on right now!

Thanks for your interest,

Jason
bad, bad, don't do that no more :buttkick: haha

all the leaks, i'd get up under there with a can or 4 of brake clean and some good safety glasses(unless you wanna go blind like i do when i do this haha) and spray the crap out of everything, even get a wire brush and a good scraper blade and get everything off, then drive er for a few days and see if you can find where the leak is coming from...oil pan leaks are rare on these, but front main leaks are common...not too bad to do but you do have to pull the timing cover off
 

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when a boost hose blows off, it's damaged and worn on it's interior surface
will no longer be reliable. they wear out from the constant flexing.

when 1 goes, time for all to be replaced.
pays to buy high end hoses

clean the pipe ends off with acetone before sliding on a hose. removes the unseen grease/oil.

recheck clamp bolt torque in 1 week, takes some time for hose to seat in.
 

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Thanks Guys!

Cmns2500, thank you for the tips. I just really hope it's not the front main seal! Won't I have to pull the condenser, intercooler, ps cooler, and radiator to do the job? I really could use a good source for tips and tricks for repair and maintenance!

Steelhead, the more I think about it, the more I realize you're right! I'm sure my boots are the stock ones, so they've pretty much seen their better days. I'm gonna start looking around online for a boot and clamp set...really wish I could afford to put a better intercooler in, but not for now! I'm one of those guys that saves up the money for a project, then has to spend it on some other "Emergency" in my family!! For instance, Tuesday my A/C quit working in the house. I fiddled with it, and figured it was the condenser unit fan. I could hear the compressor running, and felt heat from the coils, but no cold air inside. So, I had to wait 2 days for a tech to come verify what I already knew, and it looks like I've gotta wait 'til tomorrow before they install it! I was looking online, and there is a dealer in Dallas that has the motor I need cheap, but couldn't get the service provider to just go pick it up or let me get it and install it myself! Anyway, there goes my new tires! LOL.....
 

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no, you don't have to pull all that stuff, but the fan hub and the idler pulley mount thing, and you'll have to move the PS pump off to the side...it's a pain to get to it with the rad and ic and all in the way but is possible...if you're wanting to maybe clean the fins on the rad and paint the ic or something you could go ahead and remove the whole shebang and do the front seal fairly easy
 
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