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Old 03-17-2012, 08:09 PM
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Turbo removal

I'm removing my turbo and can't seem to get the inlet pipe apart from the turbo. I loosened the clamp until the nut almost came off. Is there a trick to get it off? There just isn't any room back there to pry on the band much at all.

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Old 03-17-2012, 08:22 PM
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It sounds like you are describing the clamp at the back that attaches the turbo to the up pipe. That is the one that always gives me trouble. The V part is in 3 sections so even when you can pry on it there is another section that is still stuck. What I did was work a small flat screwdriver in the clamp till it finally gave.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:04 PM
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I loosened mine off until there was about 1/2" of play at the top around the seal, the used a small hammer, very lightly and tapped the clamp down, then up, the side to side, etc. a few times to loosen the three V sections. Took a few good little taps, but not enough to damage/deform the clamp.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:51 AM
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you can do what i did just buy a new clamp and beat the hell out of it lol
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:04 AM
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i soaked mine in some pb blaster over night, and just worked it with a 8" prybar, and a rubber mallet... it was a pita, but it'll come off...
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:35 PM
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shoot it with some pb blaster and take the nut all the way off and it'll come right off with a couple taps from a deadblow
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:21 PM
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turbocharger

I take skinny screwdriver and get into one of the 3 section opening just give it a little tap not too hard and it usually just pops lose.

Hey does anyone know if a turbo from a 2000 f 350 will fit in a 99 f 550 both 7.3 diesel
why is the turbocharger in the 350 bigger then 550 what I mean is the pedestal is like half inch taller and housing toon 350 please if any one knows please any help would be sweet
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:20 AM
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Hey does anyone know if a turbo from a 2000 f 350 will fit in a 99 f 550 both 7.3 diesel
why is the turbocharger in the 350 bigger then 550 what I mean is the pedestal is like half inch taller and housing toon 350 please if any one knows please any help would be sweet
maybe the 550 is an early 99 they had smaller turbos, and if thats the case no it wont fit
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:36 AM
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Yeah it is early 99 model You're right hey thanks for responding back.back
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:30 AM
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If the turbo in the 99 is fried and the 2000 is good you can use the center section from the later turbo and bolt on your compressor and impeller housings. The center section that houses the bearings is the same I just changed mine out and it worked just fine... You do have to order new orings but it took less than an hour to swap it out it's been on like a month no leaks or problems... But I'm doing it as a temp fix until a bigger turbo, injectors and hpop are all ready to install
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