Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: May 2007
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I just got my new Edge CTS for my 04/6.0 (down with headgasket repair) and couldn't wait to play with it. I hooked it up to one of my work trucks. 01/F550 with 248,000mi on it.
I bought the truck used a couple years ago (maybe 20,000ago). Always knew it had a turbo problem as it was underpowered and the build-up of gunk on the turbo,tubes etc.
We drive it short dist's and the power never bothered me. I thought maybe I had a tranny problem also because the truck has gotten worse and felt like the tranny was slipping, The truck also weighs 17,000lbs empty so I never thought it would be a rocket ship
Anyway, with my new CTS I checked the codes and (P1247-low boost) showed up. Then I drove it... the highest boost I could get to register at WOT was 9psi at about 3,000rpm in 3rd. I never hammer on this truck an that was the hardest I ever got on it. Regular driving the boost was at 1 to 2psi
What is normal for my truck, an can the turbo be rebuilt easally for do I just buy a reman turbo?