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Old 05-05-2011, 07:01 PM
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Please help! SOOO expensive!!!!

Ok i have a 08 6.4l XLT CC/LB with high milliage 220000km. it has an edge programer and dpf/doc delete. Anyway i THINK i blew a turbo. a few days before it happend it was blowing white smoke a fair amout of it but it did not happen when the truck was moving. but i could smoke the crap out of people at a red light. i had planed to get it in the shop at the end of the week. a day or 2 before i could get it there i layed into it a bit to pass a guy not too crazy like to the floor but enough to pass him and let him hear my rumbling tail pipe blow into his window as i drove by letting him know he drives to slow. well apperently he had the last laugh because as soon as i did that i heard a noise. the truck then started to have a very faint wine sound. i drove straight to my mechanic at about 15 mph not wanting to make anything worse. between the white smoke which we determind was oil burning and the sound i heard he believed it to be a turbo. i then drove home at 15mph and parked the truck. it has been sitting there ever since because i had to go on the road to work for 2 weeks. To an oil town Full of beautiful diesels and i am rockin the 98 gmc half ton with more rust than paint, i want to cry.

i got the trubos priced at the dealership at $3500 for the 2 turbos+ $120x17hours for labour. So now i am considering my options.

I guess my question is with a 220000km truck that i still owe money on what does a guy do? try and get my turbos rebuilt? replace entier motor with a used motor? i found a motor with 60k on it for $8500. also considered buying a wrote off truck and fixing up mine a bit with the parts? grill/rims etc. My truck looks like it has 200k on it.

Any help/advice would be great. Its going to cost a stupid amout of money i realize but i HAVE to have my truck. i work on the road and pull a trailer for work. its not even about the money anymore i know i am going to have to fix it or sell it as is which i dont think will be easy. any ideas on what a 200k 6.4 with blown turbos is worth as is? i have the origanil exasut still.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:11 PM
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Just replace the turbos, more cost effective that way. While your driving that GMC around think about how much more you enjoy your powerstroke. If you take care of your truck, it will take care of you. Change that oil, fuel filters and drive it right.
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