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Old 09-11-2007, 04:17 PM
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Exclamation New to Turbo,& haven't got a clue...Help on 94!

WE have a 94 Ford diesel which we use to pull my son's racing trailer. Have been told the Turbo is "shot" not working and probably hasn't worked for awhile (now I know what the truck felt like a lead-sled!) After two turbo purchases to get the right replacement, have been told that the down pipe is no longer available for that particular model..........great! The mechanic working on it said it was the unit only used for a short time in '94....again GREAT!
Any suggestions or clue which way to look now? He describes the problem that the old pipe was pressed into the turbo, the new style has a exterior flange which obviously the old pipe would not! Have spoken to two custom pipe shops here in Richmond and they have no clue. Don't want to CUT the old pipe yet, or until at least I have a chance of finding a replacement.
Anything ...anyone.... HELP ME PLEASE
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:21 PM
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the only way to get the old turbo off is to cut the pipe? im confused?

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Old 09-11-2007, 04:42 PM
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YOU'RE confused .........should be me! Thanks for the quick response... Bought the truck 2 years ago for my husband and son to use for racing and all I get is grief (and racing bills) since!
The mechanic says the old down pipe goes into the turbo and would have to cut it to get it out, problem is the new turbo is designed differently, ie needs the outside flange, so didn't want to do anything that desperate (or final) until we knew we could find another pipe. The part is NLA from Ford, will get the part # tomorrow to see if I can locate something on-line, maybe after market or vintage parts............but was hoping someone else has had this same match up problem and would have the ANSWER!
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:47 PM
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you are better off to replace it with a after market down pipe anyways seeing the stock restricts air flow anyways I am sure one of the vendors on the site can get you hooked up with a 3 in
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:53 PM
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sure hope so.............called around today (bully,jegs and truck outfitters etc) and no one seem to be able to help! Someone out there has GOT to have a way of hooking up a new turbo to a '94...in great shape and runs well other than this problem!
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:16 PM
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Welcome to the site! I see you're in richmond - I'm dispatching for that area right now.

I don't know much about the 94's other then I think that's the first year of the turbo.

Good luckwith your search!
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:35 PM
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I have an AFE down pipe on my 1996. It should be the exact same one for your truck. Here is a link where you can by the kit. aFe large bore 4" diesel exhaust systems with muffler and tailpipe tips.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:59 PM
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BUMP to the top yago Good Luck!!
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:23 PM
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I dont think thats right... I cant imagine ford designing the down pipe never meaning for it to come off... Im thinking might take some elbow grease and a bigger hammer but your old down pipe should come off? besides how would you "press" the new down pipe into the turbo? im thinkin the mechanic you took it to dont know what hes doing.

but if for some reason ford designers where drinking bong water when they designed their first turbo setups. you might be better off upgrading to a popwerstroke style turbo and aftermarket down pipe... it might require the up pipes, y pipe, and turbo opedestal but it would probly be worth it in the long run if you can find a good deal on a used setup.
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:38 PM
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IT could be that I'm not explaining things correctly (really!) But the mechanic working on it ...IS a FORD guy, been one for at least 20-25 years. The problem isn't getting the down pipe out, the problem is the WAY the pipe has to attach to the new turbo..........FORD changed the whole design, made an adapter but that is NLA now! Went from an "innie" hook-up to an "outie" so to speak. What we are trying to find is an adapter to use..........hoping someone else had this problem and knew of the magic place to call.
Otherwise, we will be cutting out the old and taking the pipe size along with the new turbo to every custom manufacturer in town!
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