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post #1 of 25 Old 09-07-2012, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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first a fuel pump now my turbo seal >:(

first i do a fuel pump. and in the long run after 2 hours i realized i had my wires backwards then she runs all is good.

took her for a ride and now i have CLOUDS of smoke coming out of my stack. drilled a hole in the bottom of the pipe and oil started coming out. not only am i fumed i really dont feel like lifting the cab of my truck just to take my turbo off

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I've already explained that to him multiple times tho and he doesn't understand... Im about to bust out some crayons and draw it for him.

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You don't have to take the cab off to do the turbo? I've seen a handful of installs and up-pipe replacements and all were with the cab on.

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first i do a fuel pump. and in the long run after 2 hours i realized i had my wires backwards then she runs all is good.

took her for a ride and now i have CLOUDS of smoke coming out of my stack. drilled a hole in the bottom of the pipe and oil started coming out. not only am i fumed i really dont feel like lifting the cab of my truck just to take my turbo off
Do you really need to lift the cab to take your turbo off?

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lol you dont need to lift a cab to swap turbos. What are "upgraded sticks (a lil above stock)"? Where did you drill a hole and see all the oil pour out of? The stack?

Whats your boost gauge doing? You can usually tell if seals/bearings are going because it starts boosting unsmoothly and erratically.
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lol you dont need to lift a cab to swap turbos. What are "upgraded sticks (a lil above stock)"? Where did you drill a hole and see all the oil pour out of? The stack?

Whats your boost gauge doing? You can usually tell if seals/bearings are going because it starts boosting unsmoothly and erratically.

The last owner put in upgraded injectors like 40hp ones

I drilled a hole at the bottom of my exhaust pipe under the stack where it levels out and oil poured out

And i have no boost gauge

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I've already explained that to him multiple times tho and he doesn't understand... Im about to bust out some crayons and draw it for him.

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Did it rain at all recently? Could just be sooty water?

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Did it rain at all recently? Could just be sooty water?
No rain in the past week and not to mention the blue smoke.

And it smelled felt like oil and i was a quart low

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I've already explained that to him multiple times tho and he doesn't understand... Im about to bust out some crayons and draw it for him.

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Thats lousy man. For what its worth, i took my turbo and pedistal out on saturday. I had never done it before and it took me maybe 40 minutes.
Im no mechanic either

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im probally going to duke it out for a bit and save up for the GTP38R

might as well upgrade if it breaks

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Your main concern is the turbo producing a fountain of oil. Don't want it to run away or leave you stranded because you're out of oil

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