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Old 06-23-2008, 07:48 PM
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Finished Turbo Re-build

I just finished my turbo rebuild after a very trying day and all I have to say is never again! The actual rebuild was a walk in the park but gettin that dagum turbo off of the truck was such a pain in the A$$. Tomorrow it'll go back in its home and hopefully I'll see some difference. The bearings were so bad it would scream when I was just babying it. I kinda liked how loud it was but had no power. All in All, I'll be more reluctant to do another OBS turbo, way to many headaches.
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How much was the rebuild kit? how long did it take? can a somewhat mechanical guy be able to do it?
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:08 AM
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The rebuild kit was $93 on ebay and I got a new compressor wheel too for $15. It took me probably 4 or so hours to get the turbo out because of the limited access to everything. A some what mechanical guy can do it there are just tons of headaches.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:43 AM
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Time to throw a modified pedestal on it while you have it out

Makes it 100 times easier to remove and replace
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:31 AM
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Well unfortunetly, I just stuck it back in without doing anything to the pedestal, but after driving it with the "new" turbo, HOLY CRAP! My truck actually gets out of its own way now and I hear boost instead of bearings when its wraped up.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:29 PM
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how many miles were on the old turbo?
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I just finished my turbo rebuild after a very trying day and all I have to say is never again! The actual rebuild was a walk in the park but gettin that dagum turbo off of the truck was such a pain in the A$$. Tomorrow it'll go back in its home and hopefully I'll see some difference. The bearings were so bad it would scream when I was just babying it. I kinda liked how loud it was but had no power. All in All, I'll be more reluctant to do another OBS turbo, way to many headaches.

I feel your pain, I had to take mine out because I bent the fuel pump line and it was the middle of winter. It was the worst think I have ever done to date on the truck.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:33 PM
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how many miles were on the old turbo?
I believe it was the original turbo and the truck has about 195,000 on the clock.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:36 PM
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You'll become numb to pulling the turbo. I did lol.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:06 PM
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Yeah, I took a bunch of skin off of my left hand gettin those dadgum pedestal bolts off. Good thing it was worth it though.
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