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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Flint, MI
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You sir need a turbo. That seal went bad. You can get a rebuild kit on ebay. There is one guy on there that sells them, it comes with bearings and seals. If that seal went bad the oil is not bathing the bearings and just blowing into your intake and intercooler. It's surging possibly because the bearings are worn out because the shaft is moving because the thrust washer is shot. And it's getting hot because all this is causing a lack of boost. You need to rebuild or (recommended) get a new turbo.
I rebuilt mine, and it cost 250 and I found a used housing. If you get an ATS housing, wicked wheel, rebuild kit and do it yourself it's gonna be a real pretty penny!
You COULD drive it back, just REALLY REALLY baby it, I mean boostless accelleration, and expect terrible mileage. Like single digits. Your best bet to make the boots stay is clean 'em all as best as possible and spray the pipes and inner boot with hair spray and crank 'em down tight enough to hold but not strip them.
That's my diagnosis. (COULD BE OFF this is all what would work for a 7.3's turbo.)
Old Truck: 00 F350 XLT DRW: basic first few mods. S&B, 4" straight pipe, gauges, CCV, EBPV and Wastegate line deletes, LED Sills, sweet custom headlights, smoked cab lights, Ventshades, Tint.
Traded in at 196k miles.
"Brand Newish" Truck: 02 Chevy S10 2.2L 5sp. Reg cab 4x2. Badass custom made shifter, foglights, 20% tint, AVS Vent-shades, Stock Intake mods, Electric Fan conversion .
~ 95k miles.
Last edited by TurboSevenThree; 09-05-2009 at 02:06 PM.