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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Heppner, Or. Population 1000
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Dont let that dealer take you for another ride!!!
I do not have a 6.0L , however, I do have a 7.3L which I had to replace the Turbo in. I too, have a superchips tuner and a stage one AFE in it. I can tell you that I have put both of these products to the test...and they have passed!!! Ford is the one with the problem with the most rediculously stupid location for an intake, and a very ineficient filter itself. Let me tell you that the damage to my turbo was done long before the after market products were installed and that AFE filter has literally saved my engine and Turbo from being totally wased several times over now. In fact, that is the first thing that I reccomened anyone who buys a ford truck do FIRST is put that filter in it. The dust that came through my stock filter was disgusting and very visible, I have yet to see ANY amount of dust get through my AFE intake.
I am sorry to say that I really dont know why you are having the really crummy luck with turbos that you are, but just be assured that those guys do not know what they are talking about if they try to say it is the aftermarket AFE. In fact, next time (if there is and lets hope that there isn't) you have to go in for a bad turbo, just take that super-chips off there, replace the stock intake and never say a word about the aftermarket products. Lets see what they say about the intake then!
In the end, my Turbo was dusted and it really let me know that it was not healthy, I knew that it was comming and was not surprised at all. I only wish that I had not waited so long to get that AFE on my poor truck.
Good luck to you and your turbo. I would also reccomend getting some gauges so that you can really see what is going on in there. Especially with the chip, you will want to take a special care to watch your tranny temp.