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Old 10-29-2008, 10:12 AM
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2003 VGT turbo rebuild parts?

I need to rebuild my turbo. Mainly the oil seals. Bearings look and feel to be in good shape. I just want to replace the seals since I have a oil leak causing it to smoke. Any idea where to get these parts? Thanks!
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I just took my turbo apart a couple of weeks ago to clean it, Sticking Vanes.
I just went to the local dealership and got the gasket for the feed tube and the o-ring for the drain tube. With those two parts and the supplies I used to clean the turbo I spent around thirty dollars. Hope this helps some.'

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Thanks for the help..my vanes, o-ring and feed are all brand new. The dealer just wont sell me internal turbo parts. All I need is the snap ring seal on the exhaust side. If the turbo is in closed or mid way closed it smokes blue smoke aka burning oil. I find traces of oil in the exhaust. Is it possible to leak oil from the VGT solenoid or the actuator itself?
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turbo rebuild kits

So where can we buy these rebuild kits at?
Mine went out today and need to have it rebuilt. I called IT diesel in AZ, and they say they dont rebuild 6.0 turbos anymore, any help would be appreciated.
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If the seal is gone, then the journal bearings are most likely gone as well. It may look smooth and undamaged, but there has to be quite a bit of wear before it will cause a leaky seal. I have yet to find anyone interested in rebuilding mine, so I plan to install an aftermarket ball bearing turbo to end the problem all together.
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If the seal is gone, then the journal bearings are most likely gone as well. It may look smooth and undamaged, but there has to be quite a bit of wear before it will cause a leaky seal. I have yet to find anyone interested in rebuilding mine, so I plan to install an aftermarket ball bearing turbo to end the problem all together.
Well that sucks, mines the 2003 6.0 turbo too
I called ATS, they want $3100 for theirs. I was hoping to avoid the after market ones, once you go with the turbo, then you have to stud the heads since the new turbo has more power, those studs are running around $700 around here and thats without installation

I mainly want to use it for towing, I tow 15K toyhauler, what have you found so far?
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Well that sucks, mines the 2003 6.0 turbo too
I called ATS, they want $3100 for theirs. I was hoping to avoid the after market ones, once you go with the turbo, then you have to stud the heads since the new turbo has more power, those studs are running around $700 around here and thats without installation

I mainly want to use it for towing, I tow 15K toyhauler, what have you found so far?
I think you've been misinformed. The turbo doesn't add any power that requires head studs. The non-VGT turbos actually flow more air and evacuate the cylinders better than the VGT which translates to lower combustion pressures and lower EGT. This will actually make it easier on the head bolts.
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And another note, ATS is probably one of the highest manufacturers out there. Look into Spartan or Industrial Injection, or even Turbonetics. There are much more affordable options out there. Otherwise you could just buy another 03 turbo for between $600 and $1100.
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turbo

do you guys know if any after market turbos have the 10 blade turbos? I just hate to loose my whistle hiss...
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That whistle is actually caused by the VGT. A 6.0 with a non-VGT turbo sounds alot like a 7.3L, or as I like to call it.....a truck
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