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Fuel dripping from the back of the turbo;
04 6.0l, 129k miles. I don't know enough about these yet to tell what mods have been done to this engine. Have been lurking in the forum for a while to try to learn a few things. Had a severe voltage draw, took the starter and alt off, brought them to a couple shops to confirm that the alt was dead. Ordered a new large case one from alternatorman. Before I took it off, had it running, and that's when I saw the leak. I tightened the large clamp joining the exhaust and the turbo, and it stopped... why it was so loose, I have no idea... Just wondering if this sounds familiar to anyone. Please see the attached pics.... the last pic, I cleaned the old fuel off, and it shows fresh diesel dropping from the clamp, before I had it tightened all the way. I figure the low voltage somehow made fuel go thru the turbo, but I don't know... that's why I'm here asking some truly experienced people!
I plan to take the truck to Pueblo Diesel to have them work me up a plan to fit my meager budget, do the essentials and hopefully get it reliable.
Thanks for any input... and thanks for being here!
Lets see.. if I replace: the EGR cooler, the oil cooler, the heads, the head gaskets, the head bolts, the coolant filtering system, the injectors, the turbo, the alternator, the FICM, the GPCM... THEN
... will I have a DEPENDABLE