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Old 04-26-2007, 01:50 PM
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oil leak fix and exhaust leak fix

I have checked other posts and comparing symptoms I have concluded that my turbo pedestal is the culprit of an oil leak. I have tried to remove the turbo, to only find I needed to buy special tools. B4 I go any further, can someone help me with being 100% certain its teh turbo pedestal? I know it's not the HPOP. It is bone dry all around. The lines are dry..

Can you feel under the pedestal for oil and tell if that is it? If so, It is dry too! There is alot of soot or dry oil gunk by the valve on the back of the turbo, I guess the wastegate?? Anyhow, the leak is getting worse every other week. I do have the right tools now for the turbo removal.. Any help is great!

Exhaust leak: I was pulling a 34 ft rv the other day and after going up hill and workin the old truck, I noticed the "sifting" sound, I think its an exhaust leak somewhere. I checked the flanges at the bottom of the downpipe, dont see anything. Anywhere else I should look?

Does anyone think its something other than an exhaust leak?
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:39 PM
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Your leak could also be where the shaft comes out of the turbo pedestal that actuates the ebpv. Mine was leaking there and the turbo pedestal. Your up pipe gaskets or dohnuts could be leaking.
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was the leak easy to fix? can I fix it by removing the turbo?

How about the donuts in the downpipe? easy also?

Should I be able to fix the two of these issues at the same time?
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Well I got rid of my ebpv pedestal and put in the nonebpv pedestal. You could do that, but you would have to gut the valve on the back side of your turbo. Im not sure how the shaft seals up on the pedestal. As far as the up pipes I would say that would be a major pain because of where they are located. They come off your exhaust manifolds and feed the turbine side of the turbo. I would think you would want it on a lift to get at it, but I could be wrong. Maybe someone else has some good input to fix ya up.
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:08 PM
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Here is a pic of my pedestal. The shaft coming out the side of the pedestal is a commen leak point. Yours is a 97 so your pedestal might be a bit different.
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In my opinion if your going to pull the turbo out you might as well gut the exhaust back pressure valve. Here is a pic of the valve Im talking about.
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Im at work, but if you decide that is something you want to consider I can give you all the info. Its on my puter at home I can link you the info.
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sweet. Ive been looking up info on the valve delete. Im gonna do that when I get the nerve to try to take it off again. Now with the right tools.
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When I get home tonight after work I will link up this thread with the info for ya!
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awesome, I appreciate your time. I'll let you know how it goes
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:33 PM
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You bet! Thats what were here for to share our opinions, experiences, and knowledge, and have some fun while doing it
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If you need to remove the tubo, read this: http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3...tion-tips.html

When my ped was leaking, I could see oil running down from the bottom of the turbo, onto the engine valley.
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