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Signs of a fubar turbo
1. A strong buzzing metallic buzzing. Usually when the bearing goes the turbine or impellar will rub the center housing.
2. PLUMES of black smoke and severe lack of power.
3. If it really is FUBAR it will have oil shooting out of the exhaust.
4. And if its a really really bad FUBAR turbo, That son of a ***** will run wide open and digest its own oil called a runaway. Those are fun. Had an 03 run away on me just pulling it into my bay and a 09 6.4 F550 flat bed run away on me on a road test as well.
More than likely as previously mentioned, cracked plastic CAC tube, blue rubber cac hoses, have seen a failed CAC (intercooler) and the least common but still common not associated by a boom, pop, etc is cracked up pipes.