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Old 10-18-2013, 11:41 AM
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Need some TURBO help guys

well I got an 04 powerstroke about 55,xxx on it (ik it doesn't get driven a lot) then one weekend we went out and were romping on it pretty hard, then no power an white smoke, so I figured maybe turbo seals because the coolant level hadn't changed at all. finally got the turbo out today and the vain plate was stuck and the shaft was split in 2. is their a full rebuild kit? or do I need a new turbo? what's my best bet here, any input would be great thank you.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:51 AM
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What do you mean when you say the shaft is split in 2? Is it the shaft that connects the compressor wheel to the turbine wheel? If so go get your self a new unit


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ya the shaft the connects them, and new unit you mean a new turbo, weres a good place to get new ones or reman ones??
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well hell while I got the teardown started im thinking I should egr delete it, an I heard theirs a spring mod so fuel pressure wont drop, do you guys have any kits you like more than others??
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I heard there is a spring mod so fuel pressure won't drop
Actually, the pressure will drop, but it raises the baseline by about 10 psi.

You could rebuild your turbo, but upgrading is a worthy consideration, especially if you have some damage from the shaft splitting and the rust.
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well hell while I got the teardown started im thinking I should egr delete it, an I heard theirs a spring mod so fuel pressure wont drop, do you guys have any kits you like more than others??
Deleting the egr cooler would be really easy with the turbo out. I have sinester diesel egr delete and i like it. Blue spring is an update put out by ford, basically a longer fuel regulator spring to increase your fuel pressure.

Just like said above you can recondition and replace parts on your turbo but because of the damage it would be cost efficient to just upgrade your turbo.


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