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Old 01-11-2012, 07:52 AM
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Question can you clean it?

Can you clean the vgt soleniod and how?
Here lately my truck has seemed off. The turbo doesnt whistle anymore and i can only build about 22 pounds of boost using erics extreme tune at wot. when i start the truck my insight says vgt% 84 and it will stay like that for as long as the truck idles. I have a straight pipe and usaully you can hear the turbo whistle right when you start it up. Its probably time for another cleaning but im hoping i can clean the soleniod this time and get by.

Another question i have is where can i get a complete air filter assembly? Im talking from air filter back to the compressor housing. The whole nine yards. Me being not very smart cut the air filter housing off and went with a open air filter now im wanting to go back to the stock setup.

This is what my exhasut wheel looked like last time i cleaned it. What could cause this?

has anyone used the turbo rebuild kit from g-pop shop?
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:20 AM
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You need a new turbo. Either the bearings are worn out and it impacted the housing or it chewed something up that went through it.
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I would look at the housing itself and see if there is any gouging. If there isn't then you might be ok just replacing the wheel and bearings instead of getting a new turbo. It all depends on your budget!
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:00 AM
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my budget is like anyone elses budget these days. its very very low.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:03 AM
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i guess i cant complain to much. ive had the truck 6 years and only put about 700 dollars in it. Thats not to bad considering how 6.0's are.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:17 AM
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thanks man I sent an email to a turbo rebuild place on the cost of rebuild one. Im waiting to see how much it would cost. Whats the difference between an 04 turbo and a 03? i asked them if they could make it whistle like an 03 if it is even possible. Are the housings the same with just different insides or are they a different setup all around?
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Different housings, different wheels.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:31 AM
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would i be able to feel if the turbo had play in it by removing the ir filter assymbly and moving the compressor wheel? if there is no play would cleaning the vgt soleniod do any good? The exhaust wheel has been like that for a long while. I think a ford mechanic dropped something in there when he did head gaskets about 3 years ago. It stopped whistling about 5 months ago when one of my intercooler boots got a hole in it. I replaced boots and it sounded fine for a few weeks then it just quit. Ive checked all the boots multiple times over and everything checks out. Im just really dreadig pulling the turbo again.
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