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Old 05-20-2012, 07:52 PM
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Just blew a turbo

Sitting waiting for AAA to get a tow truck. Is there any other place to get a Turbo besides ford? They know about the tune and delete and highly doubt they will cover it. Hoping to get it fixed before Friday, anyone have an idea on the lead time for a new Turbo from ford?
it gave me no signs of going, just picked up a small pop-up trailer and was heading home. Jumped on the freeway, maybe 50% throttle, made a popping sound and then a horrible grinding sound. It's definitely a blown Turbo. No big grades or anything that would put a big load on it. Pretty bummed right now

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:58 AM
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Scary stuff man, I am on the fence about modding my new very expensive toy after hearing of all the turbo failures.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:21 AM
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The turnaround time is actually pretty quick. Mine hit the shop last Monday, they got it in the bay Wednesday, and had it not been for acouple of broke studs, it would have been ready thursday. Picked it up Friday. Biggest delay was waiting in line for the Diesel Tech. sidenote.. He has been ill and if he was 100% he would have had it finished sooner.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:37 AM
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Has any root cause analysis been performed on turbo failures. Does tuning seem to be increasing the likely hood of failure?
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:55 PM
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I have not heard of more than a couple of turbo failures..

As with anything, it may the manufacturing process throwing a few anomolies our way.

Does not make it any easier to deal with... at 100k plus miles, clean oil, mild at best egts, and keeping all maintainance issues up to par is my 'best bet'. Let us know what the cost is, and I would let ford tell me the cause of failure, not tune related it should not be your deniro..
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:14 PM
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Mine was definitely not tune related, as it is untouched, stock and very well maintained. Thye gave no analysis but did warranty with no question. Mine was delivered as Cab/Chassis with the smaller turbo and apparently these are giving the most problems. The tech that did mine said this was the 3rd small versus 1 regular. So much for the Longevity idea.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:55 AM
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how do u know what turbo you have?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:17 AM
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So it sounds like stock engines are just as prone to blow turbos?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:26 AM
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I've heard of more than a few just on this website alone

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I have not heard of more than a couple of turbo failures..

As with anything, it may the manufacturing process throwing a few anomolies our way.

Does not make it any easier to deal with... at 100k plus miles, clean oil, mild at best egts, and keeping all maintainance issues up to par is my 'best bet'. Let us know what the cost is, and I would let ford tell me the cause of failure, not tune related it should not be your deniro..
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:29 AM
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As long as Ford keeps replacing them with the same flawed design they will continue to die. Very simuliar to the colling system on the 6.4. Those plastic radiators were only good for about 50K miles.
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