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Old 06-10-2013, 03:03 AM
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What turbo do I have?

I have a 2002 F350. Bought it used from a dealer with 100k on the clock (and I've but another 90k on it), so I don't know exactly what the previous owner did to it, other than the fact that it's obviously not stock (I've driven stock 7.3's of similar vintage, and the power is substantially greater in my truck).

I have an exhaust leak in the engine bay, so it could be manifolds, up-pipes, down-pipe, or anything in-between.

Since there's a good chance that I'll be dismantling a good chunk of the engine bay, and since there's a small oil leak at the bottom of the turbo pedestal, I figure it may be a good time to rebuild or possibly replace the turbo. But, like I said at the top, I don't know exactly what I have for a turbo in there. Could be completely-stock. Could be something else. What should I look for, to try and figure out what's there, before I potentially start pulling things apart?
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:20 AM
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Pictures are gonna help here
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Pictures are gonna help here
Yeah - just pretty greasy, right now. Wanted to find out of there's anything I should make sure to get a shot of (is the exhaust side more helpful, or the intake, or...?).
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:22 PM
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Took some pictures, but I can't get them to resize small enough for the forum to allow me to upload them...

Definitely says "Garrett" right on the compressor.

Lots of oil there, as well - looks like it's coming out of the seal between the turbo and the "x-pipe" and blowing back along the surface of the turbo housing.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:32 PM
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a 38r will have an orange and black intake boot and its a 4 inch inlet
the stock turbo has the ribbed black intake boot, and i think the inlet is like 3 inch.
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Definitely ribbed and black. I can measure it this weekend.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:03 PM
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then you have a stock turbo.

the intake boot for a 38r is smooth. and is orange and black.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:28 AM
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How about this "van turbo" option that I've heard folks discussing?
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:55 AM
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It's a non waste gated turbo.
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Thanks.

I just had the intake off to install the regulated return, so I reached in and grabbed the turbo shaft. Couldn't feel any play in the bearing, in any direction. Only a little bit of pitting on the leading edges of the impeller, so I guess I'm okay for a while...
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