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Old 07-20-2012, 06:16 PM
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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?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:13 PM
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Probably the WD40. Just taking the downpipe off should not have affected anything else. I would just keep an eye on it or wait for it to cool down and try to clean it up good as you can and run it again.
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Is it illegal to delete the cat on a 99 7.3?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:20 PM
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Pretty sure it is.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:27 PM
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are there any mpg upgrades for a 7.3 under $100?
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:54 AM
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Way to highjack a thread.

I would say driving habits would be the best for under 100 bucks.
Also make sure your engine coolant gets up to temp.
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I think my Mbrp did this too. It was the coating on the exhaust material. It will go away shortly... Faster if you drive faster...(cook it off)
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:20 AM
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The little hole on the turbo mounting surface is for the nipple from the up-pipe collector. Its there for proper alignment and can easily be misaligned.

I am not sure why your smoking, but as mentioned its probably burning off the wd. I wouldn't worry about it; just keep an eye on it. How are your boost numbers? Are they still the same?
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