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New exhaust but I'm worried about the turbo
Well, I just installed my new 4 inch MBRP turbo back and I gotta say...it sounds awesome! It took me a good 6 hours with some help from a buddy (mainly because of that stupid downpipe clamp), but we made it work. However, I took it on a spin after checking for leaks and stuff and I start to smell something. I pull over and around the turbo clamp it's smoking. I immediately thought that it could possibly be the generous amount of WD-40 that I used to get the clamp off that was burning off. I want to make sure, though, before I drive it anymore.
The clamp wasn't damaged at all when taking it off for the original downpipe and I really tightened that thing in when all was said and done. Plus there's no leaks around it when running. There's that hole, though, on the turbo housing right before it connects to the downpipe. I don't know what it's for but some WD-40 may have gotten in there (I should've plugged it, that was stupid).
Anyone experience this or have any idea what it may be aside from WD-40 burning off?
2000 Ford F2250 XLT Extended Cab, Short Bed 4x4
4 inch turbo back
edge cts insight on the way!