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Old 06-17-2013, 07:11 AM
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Billet wheels, question

Hello,

Finally got a chance to use my 2007 dually for some towing this past weekend and I ran into issues.

Here is some background info as it may help with the upcoming question:

2007 f350 dually
40k miles
4.10 gears
4x4
Stock wheels and tire sizes
ALL Stock tuning with LATEST ford flashes

My issue was when pulling my boat (13k pounds) up a long grade my edge would start showing boost pressures at 27-29 pounds and the WRENCH light would illuminate and the power was reduced. I had a PO234 fault. I cycle the ignition and clear the code and all was OK until the next hill.

So I read that I most likely having sticking vanes in the turbo and probably need to take a part and clean, DO YOU AGREE?

If I need to remove to clean, should I change the wheel?

If so, which one?

I only use this truck to tow. I don't want custom tunes and I don't want to jeopardize reliability.

Thanks in advance and I welcome your input.

Best regards,
Keith

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:19 AM
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I used to get the same thing, except I wasn't towing. When I did my EGR delete, I cleaned the turbo as well and it was needed. Haven't got the trouble code since, and that's been a couple years now.
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Mine runs fine not towing and nevers sees boost pressures that high not towing. Max is 26 while not towing.
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If you pull the turbo to clean it, I'd recommend installing a Garrett Rebuild kit so you can have fresh bearings and seals as well as a billet wheel (since they are actually quite reasonable now). We've had great success wtih our billet replacement wheel. None of the results are earth shattering or anything but the wheel does seem to lower EGTs, reduce smoke, increase turbo and throttle response, and give a bump in power in the low to mid rpm range that is noticable (as most people have reported). Shoot me a PM if you're interested. Hope this helps.
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If you pull the turbo to clean it, I'd recommend installing a Garrett Rebuild kit so you can have fresh bearings and seals as well as a billet wheel (since they are actually quite reasonable now). We've had great success wtih our billet replacement wheel. None of the results are earth shattering or anything but the wheel does seem to lower EGTs, reduce smoke, increase turbo and throttle response, and give a bump in power in the low to mid rpm range that is noticable (as most people have reported). Shoot me a PM if you're interested. Hope this helps.
I have to agree with Nate here. As for the billet wheel anything to help cool the incoming air help while towing is good. Another thing I would check is the IAT2 sensor and replace if it's gunked up. This sensor is one that regulates EGR opening depending on intake air temp in the manifold. If it's gunked it can't regulate the temp fast enough and can lead to excess lag and sooting.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:04 PM
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What wheel?
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:06 PM
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Why our MTW Billet Stock Replacement Wheel of course.
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What nate said and I would highly suggest looking into a trans only tune for towing .... no compromising reliability, infact it would be giving longevity and I believe a tuner can even incorporate a brake into those tunes.
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What nate said and I would highly suggest looking into a trans only tune for towing .... no compromising reliability, infact it would be giving longevity and I believe a tuner can even incorporate a brake into those tunes.
For what I consider heavy towing 10-15k I like a stock power tune with EGR disabled.
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Why our MTW Billet Stock Replacement Wheel of course.
$? And how do I purchase? Also, aren't there different styles? What is best for towing? I DON'T want anything that is louder than stock.

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What nate said and I would highly suggest looking into a trans only tune for towing .... no compromising reliability, infact it would be giving longevity and I believe a tuner can even incorporate a brake into those tunes.
Interesting, who would I contact?

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For what I consider heavy towing 10-15k I like a stock power tune with EGR disabled.
Interesting, who would I contact?
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