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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.