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My turbo just started doing this. I'll have the cruise set at 60 and running about 3 or 4 lbs of boost then it will suddenly surge to about 9 or 10 lbs then fall back down. Then, sometimes when I get on the interstate it will stay at 20 to 25lbs of boost at 70mph. When that happens I have to get off at the next off ramp and let the boost fall back to normal. How can you tell if the VGT solenoid is going out or the vanes are just sticking?
Also, I called the dealership today and they said the solenoid alone cost $350 and $100 for labor on top of that. They said it would be about $225 just to clean the turbo. Does that sound right for those that have had this done before?
2004 F-250 FX4 6.0L
Full EGR Delete (First Coast Diesel Performance)
SCT SF3 (Innovative Diesel Custom Tuning)
Black Onyx Head Gaskets (River City Diesel)
Coolant Filtration System (Dieselsite)
4" MBRP Turbo Back Straight Pipe
K&N FIPK w/S&B Filter
BFG A/T's 285/75/16
ARP Head Studs
2" Leveling Kit
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Last edited by bulldog84; 05-19-2010 at 02:56 PM.