ANOTHER turbo bites the dust
My truck sits dead in the driveway. Today I started it up to jump a neighbor's car today and there was the death howl of a toasted turbo. I highly suspected this was coming because I know these turbos are utter garbage. The truck has 56k miles and has been tuned with h&s since 25k. It has done about 2k miles of towing, all since being tuned. It was used for empty highway driving for the vast majority of the truck's life so far. I'm almost always easy on it and it's had a much easier life than many of these trucks since it's mostly just a big car. It's a 2011 built in may of same year. A rebuilt stock garbage turbo will run about $1500 with shipping if I do it myself. I live in the middle of nowhere and the nearest dealer is 90 miles, plus there is the question of warranty coverage even if I return it to stock. Hopefully aftermarket solutions hurry up. I don't want to get the one from confederate diesel. It's waaay too much money.