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Old 07-31-2013, 11:07 AM
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Friend looked at truck and says turbos bad

Hey guys,
My buddy looked at my truck cause he's a huge ford fan and has same truck. He says my turbo is going bad because from a dead stop it takes a minute to start going. But I've also read that, it's notorious on 6.0 engines to do that and the turbo is fine. Is there a way I can check this myself. I usually work on smaller motors but would like to start working on my truck. But he also said to do head studs before a chip, but I've also read the other side which if your not running it on extreme you'll be fine. I don't want this thing to be crazy fast. I'd like a little more pickup and fuel economy. Any help will be helpful thanks guys.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:14 AM
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Could be sticking turbo vanes. Really easy repair. Buy a turbo oil seal gasket and drain tube o ring from ford, pull your turbo, and clean the vanes. Soot will build up on them and cause them to stick. When I pulled mine to install the mtw billet wheel I cleaned the vanes. When I was done I sprayed a lite coat of wd40 on them and cycled them by hand to make sure it was all good and free.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:28 AM
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I've never pulled the turbo is it hard to do? Or are there any good videos? Do you have any advice on a chip or if head studs are a must do?
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:01 PM
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It's not bad. If you spray a bit of kroil on the 3 bolts that hold the turbo pedestal, the up pipe clamp, and the downpipe clamp a couple hours before, it will make your day easier.

It takes a bit of wrangling once you get it all unbolted, but its not hard. There is a bolt on the back of the turbo pedestal that you have to feel for with your hand to find.

Once you get the turbo out and on your work bench, you will have to split it to clean the vanes. I searched on YouTube for 6.0 turbo removal and cleaning and soaked up as much info as I could before I pulled mine. Take your time and don't get frustrated and you'll be ok.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:14 PM
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Alright thanks man. I wanna get that takin care of. Probably my next two days off. And it needs rear brakes. But I thought about calling like Ats and see what they say about a programmer on it with or without head studs. Cause I wanna get them done but it's my only vehicle and heard its at least a couple days project. Can't do that which sucks.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:00 PM
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You can buy custom tunes for a sct tuner for a non-studded truck. I HIGHLY recommend getting customs tunes for your truck. Search 6.0 custom tunes and you'll find everything you need.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:39 PM
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Oh ok didnt know they has custom tunes like that. I just figured it had to be studded. Do I search on here for those or google?
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:57 PM
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Search here. Quick tricks, gear head, innovative, and tony wild man are just a few custom tuners that are very knowledgable when it comes to the 6.0 and will hook you up. If you buy a tune and don't like something about it you can always email the issue and they can straighten it out.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:50 PM
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Alright thanks man. If the tunes are safe and won't make it where I have to get the studs or nothing ill look into it. Cause I don't have time for that. But sct seems the way to go.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:16 PM
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Hey im trying to get ahole of innovative and cant find them anywhere lol or him or whatever it is. Ive seen that name pop up multiple places seems like they know what they are doing.
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