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Old 02-16-2009, 07:00 PM
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Should I buy new up pipes?

I am getting ready to replace my turbo and I am wondering if I should buy some bellowed up pipes to fix my small leak, if I should just put new donuts in there, or just leave it. Here is a picture of what it looks like, I have no problems getting boost (28+ on stock turbo and injectors). Let me know what you guys think, I don't want to mess with it if I don't need to....I hear they are a "son of a gun" to get right.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:12 PM
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I have changed my doughnuts twice..1st time I used the sbc(small block chevy) ones they are a little thicker.I couldnt get them to compress tight enough.2nd time I went back with stock ones..still has a small leak.The next move will be bellowed up-pipes.
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So basically a small leak is reason enough to change them if I am in there messing with the turbo?

Is it worth $150 or so to get the ceramic coated ones? I'm thinking probably not for my driver. If I was racing/pulling or looking for the absolute MOST power than it would be worth it. What do you guys think?

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I would not mess with that... They leak a little when cold... This is what you dont want to see...
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Ok...One for and one against. I'm pretty torn because tearing the turbo out doesn't look like too much fun, but if I can save $400+ that would help out a ton right now. CSIPD, sounds like I was thinking right when I figured that was pretty minor. Any ideas how long it might last?
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Ok...One for and one against. I'm pretty torn because tearing the turbo out doesn't look like too much fun, but if I can save $400+ that would help out a ton right now. CSIPD, sounds like I was thinking right when I figured that was pretty minor. Any ideas how long it might last?

A while... most likely 20-30k... The turbo is easy, key word here... PB Plaster, get some... Hose everything down. Turbo will fall off.

I can R and R a stock turbo in about 45 minutes now...
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That is great news. I was hoping the turbo got easier to take out after doing it a time or two. 20k-30k is almost a year for me....I can handle that. Looks like this is settled. I'm saving a few bucks, for now.....
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I hope you get a good deal Aaron!!!
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ive had my turbo out 2 time in the last 9 months first time exactly like you a little leak a week later big leak and then bearing went out in turbo put a ball buster turbo on and very very big leak fixed at ford for 400 with the turbo and everything on and man what a difference runs like a new truck never ran this good i would greatly recomend replacing messing with turbo might make it leak worse but im not really that knowledgeable in this but its what happened to me and my mech that did the turbo told me the trany had to come out to replace that pipes and ford did it
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my mech that did the turbo told me the trany had to come out to replace that pipes and ford did it
Either the trans or the turbo...I've heard it is WAY easier if the trans is out, but not worth taking the trans out just to change the up pipes. I will probably see how it holds up, and go from there. It won't cost me any more labor, just another weekend.
-Aaron
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