Well good news, i finished up the installation / changeover to my HX52 turbo. All i have to day is it freaking ROCKS!!!
After i got all the hoses to stay on the truck, it just works sweet except for one minor (possibly major) issue that i want to get all your thoughts on.
Basically the turbo gets really noisy once the oil warms up, i watch my oil temp gauge and as soon as it hits about 140-150 the thing just starts whining. its a high pitched whine almost sounds like a bearing. So my thoughts are 1 of 2 things, one being the turbo bearings and the other being the oil.
I have a hard time believing the turbo bearings because the turbo was brand new, but hey you never know. Also the shaft play is hardly any and feels just like a new turbo.
I think it may be the oil because powerstrokes oil runs foamy, so im thinking that once the oil heats up its basically just blowing foam up into the turbo and the turbo is starving for oil. let me know what you guys all think.
Anyone else had this problem with a changeover to the big boy turbos?
GO GO BIG RED!
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