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Old 05-09-2009, 09:46 AM
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Check engine light, they say it is a dirty turbo.

My Uncle keeps having his check engine light come on. They say it is throwing a code for a dirty turbo. He just got it back and the cleaned it and said it had a lot of carbon buidup. He uses the Ford brand cetane booster in each tank. Do you think there is a furher problem causing this? It is a bone stock '06 King Ranch 250.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:28 PM
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Mine did same thing last Friday (06 6.0) I took it in Wed am and they told me they had to order something to clean the turbo? They called today and said they were still having issues did not know when it would be ready. This is the first problem I have had with this truck only 28000 on it. Did your uncle ever get satisfied?
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:42 PM
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The "problem" is probably your uncles light right foot. These turbos have a variable vane setup that can stick. Sometimes it is carbon if they had an injector overfuel or egr valve stick but if not that they just rust like all exhaust components. The dealer can clean the turbo and it will be like new again untill it sticks again. I say have your uncle let the shop clean the turbo (on IH trucks it usually takes me about 45 minutes with the engine hot but not quite sure on Fords but I know it would be more)then at least once every week or two drive the truck like he stole it. These turbos like to work and wont work if driven like a grandma.
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