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Old 10-14-2010, 12:08 PM
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'03 turbo on an '06 - pedestal question

Going to put an 03 turbo on my 06 and i know the bolt up pattern is a little different between the two years. Should i order a 03 pedestal too, or just use my 06 one and leave the one bolt out? Thanks.
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I have an 03 turbo on my 05. I used the stock 05 pedestal and left the back bolt out. It works fine.
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I have an 03 turbo on my 05. I used the stock 05 pedestal and left the back bolt out. It works fine.
AKA jerry rigged....I would use the 03 pedistal unless you dont care about half @$$ing things...
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AKA jerry rigged....I would use the 03 pedistal unless you dont care about half @$$ing things...
You'd be suprised at the number of Ford Techs, mechanics, etc who leave the rear bolt off of the turbo for easier removal next time.

on edit: As a matter of fact, when i put my 03 turbo on, I found that a second bolt was missing, found it in the valley after I took the turbo off. A Ford Tech was the last to remove/install turbo and he left off the rear bolt on purpose(with my permission) and evidently forgot to tighten another, So I drove thousands of miles with only 1 bolt attaching the turbo to the pedistal.

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AKA jerry rigged....I would use the 03 pedistal unless you dont care about half @$$ing things...
Ok this is what i thought
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Did the same, just used my 04 pedistal. My mechanic said the same thing. You wouldn't believe the of turbos that come in missing the rear bolt.
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Did the same, just used my 04 pedistal. My mechanic said the same thing. You wouldn't believe the of turbos that come in missing the rear bolt.
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Ok this is what i thought
Just curious if either of you have actually pulled and replaced a 6.0 turbo yourselves? Trust me when I say if it's missing the back bolt it's not going anywhere. I've seen trucks with missing or loose bolts, even saw one where the pedistal bolts were only turned in half way by hand (somebody forgot to tighten them completely!) and the turbo was still right where it should be. The down pipe, y pipe clamp, and intake tube will pretty much completely lock it in to place...

Spend the $160 for the 03 pedistal if you want but it's not necessary.
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Just curious if either of you have actually pulled and replaced a 6.0 turbo yourselves? Trust me when I say if it's missing the back bolt it's not going anywhere. I've seen trucks with missing or loose bolts, even saw one where the pedistal bolts were only turned in half way by hand (somebody forgot to tighten them completely!) and the turbo was still right where it should be. The down pipe, y pipe clamp, and intake tube will pretty much completely lock it in to place...

Spend the $160 for the 03 pedistal if you want but it's not necessary.
Yeah, that heavy SOB ain't going anywhere.
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Just because a lot of mechanics are lazy about putting bolts in doesnt mean that you have to do it... its your truck and you own it or are paying for it. If you do the work yourself why not take the extra few mintues to do it the right way the first time. Or you can do what some mechanic does that also has Ford in his wallet incase he screws up.

I say do it right the first time. its your money... you screw it up or somehting goes wrong, if it does, then you will be paying for it
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