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Old 08-14-2007, 05:37 PM   #15
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Glad to hear it, Jamie,

I have been wondering what was happening with your turbo. Make sure they clean the drain line from the turbo back to the sump. Let us know details when the repair is done.

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Old 08-22-2007, 07:49 AM   #16
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Well, the thing is done! The turbocharger was removed and rebuilt in St. John's, Newfoundlland (Viking Diesel Service aka Diesel Injecton Service, should anyone ever have the need - they're OK). Cost about $2k. BIG IMPORTANT HINT: Check your turbocharger air intake hose (between air filter and turbo). Mine was torn open and let in road grime and dust, which led to the demise of the bearing. Noticing that last winter and replacing the hose would have saved $$$.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:11 AM   #17
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Im not sure what engine U have but what it sounded like to me is U dont let that engine cool before SHUT DOWN! this contributes to the seals goin out .A little egg timer on the dash will do it. 3 minute cool down beFore SHUTDOWN will cool the Turbo down enough for shutdown.
I have a 7.3 liter International Deisel in My f 350 Ford I use that techineque. Ihave driven Diesel engines for 40 yrs and never lost a turb0.
Exhaust temps can reach 1000 degress thus a HOT SHUT DOWN can distroy the seals in the turbo
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:00 AM   #18
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Roger -
Thanks for the tip. I have been doing exactly that for the past fifteen years, on two different turbocharged diesel motorhomes. This problem came up after a trip to the southwest (dusty) with the intake tube wasted, anmd the inside of the turbo looked sandblasted.
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Roger -
Thanks for the tip. I have been doing exactly that for the past fifteen years, on two different turbocharged diesel motorhomes. This problem came up after a trip to the southwest (dusty) with the intake tube wasted, anmd the inside of the turbo looked sandblasted.
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Hi, at the Ford dealer, where I work, I have seen these sand blasted turbos; Caused by what I call "Mickey Mouse, Hong Kong, After market" air cleaners. For 5 more horse power, you get to buy a new turbo. Such a good deal.
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Could be worse...his cylinders could be dry-washed.

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Could be worse...his cylinders could be dry-washed.

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Yikes! Melted rings, galled pistons, scored cylinder walls, not a pretty picture...
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