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Old 04-21-2010, 11:33 AM
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Cleaning my turbo

2005 f250

My truck is on downtime right now due to FICM being shot so i figure why not do a little maintenance why it's sitting. so i'm going to pull off my turbo and clean it using the instructions from Diesel Technician Society. But i have a couple questions.

The truck has 120k on it, is it worth doing?

What certain things should i look for or do during this process to make anything better?

Is there going to be any parts i have to be careful with or anything there's a chance i might screw up?

I think i read somewhere about a bigger drain tube being made for these, is that worth getting and putting in when i re install? what are the benifits?

If i don't know the name of all the internal and external parts am i gonna be completely lost while doing this?

And i've heard something about a VGT relearn process? Is this needed?

Anyone else out there done this that could give me some info or tips?



Thanks for any advice!
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:01 PM
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I cleaned my turbo around 60 thousand miles and it was completely coked with soot and there were some rust spots on the unision ring. So for me it was worth it and since then its been cleaned twice by the dealer. And about the drain tube im pretty sure that was an update from ford on the 06-07 6.0's. If you do disasemble it just remove the pieces and put them on the bench in a way so you cant forget and just put then back in the same order as they came out.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:05 PM
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did you notice any difference in it afterwards? Sound? performance? PSI? and i've got twice as many miles as you did so it sounds like a good idea!
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Maybe alittle bit more whistle if anything and a tad bit quicker spool but i think its more of a preventive maintanence sort of thing.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:12 PM
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well while i'm not driving it i figure why not? if not anythign else at least it's something to pull apart and learn about which is always fun for me. i just don't wanna tear into it and royally screw something up
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I might be doing this soon, is it hard? I've seen the mriteup on it I would be sketched on taking all the veins out and putting them back perfect
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I think it says in the instructions you can put them all back in fully open or fully closed and it is fine...
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I'd like to see how it turns out.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:08 PM
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Well when you dissasemble it you pull the exhaust housing off then you lift off the unison ring and then the viens. On the viens theres little pins that stick out that go though grooves on the unison ring.
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I'd like to see how it turns out.
Take lots of photos for us to see...
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