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Old 06-12-2009, 08:03 PM
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Angry Sick of this turbo.... any ideas?

Well hello old friends and new members... It's been so long since I've been on. It seems the forum is doing well and has grown a lot... Good to see.
So, I return back to my favorite forum because I have a problem and everyone on here helped me so much with my motor build up in the past. I recently got into camping and bought a 5th wheel, 28 footer, about 9,000 lbs dry weight. On top of that, I've been pulling a 16' trailer as well about 4-5times now, once behind the trailer loaded with 4 ATV's. My problem...

My EGT's are SOO high!!! I can barely keep them under 1200. It seems like the only time i can pull right and keep my EGT's at decent temps is when I'm about 2,000 RPM's, which I thought that was normal.. Until I went camping with my friend who has a 7.3 Excursion, (exhaust, intake, edge with attitude, and a 38r).. we had walky-talky's in the cars and he was running around 800-900 EGT's, barely blowing smoke, while I was trying to keep mine from blowing up (1300-1500 EGT's!!!!!)

Even running down the road cruising unloaded it tends to run hot, 1000, 1100 easy. My motor build is in my sig.. So let me know what you guys thing as far as a different turbo or a way to cool my temps down... I'm looking for something for good street, tow performance.

Thanks for the input!!
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:18 PM
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6.0 intercooler would be helpfull and maybe diffrent tuneing..You could also add more air with a larger turbo to clean up the injectors
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Ball buster turbo = trash


Get the 38r and make sure you don't have any exhaust leaks. Also, I would suggest better tuning. Tony Wildman, PHP, or Diesel Innovations.
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I pretty much decided i'm going to put a 6.0 intercooler on it, but I know that won't drop my temps enough to where they should be running. I even have water boy injection from ATS on there that doesn't even seem to affect my temps.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:27 PM
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Ball buster turbo = trash
I agree with you. It's not even worthy of using for a door stop or a boat anchor. I'm just wondering if I should go with a 38r or if there is a better or bigger turbo that could be a possibility. I'm going to be doing an bigger HPOP at the same time as the turbo.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:45 PM
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Apologies in advance for this, I am unable to resist.





Why the bloody heBLEEPll would anyone buy a turbo with the name "Ball buster"? Thats like buying a car manufactured in 1986! (Get it?)

Seriously tho. It sounds as if you need to check your exhaust for leaks, especially manifolds to turbo. Yes, a nice 6.0 intercooler and a 38r would probably ease your poor trucks suffering greatly.
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I do not profess to be any kind of powerstroke god, but I'd skip the 6.0 IC unless you can get one dirt cheap. The most I've "heard" of someone get is about a 150* drop in EGT's. And like I said, I heard that. 90% of the people I've talked to with one say 50* drop is about normal. So, not even worth it unless I can get one dirt cheap.

I'm personally gonna go with the basic H2E, sometime soon hopefully. I'm not gonna go modded as I've been told that while the modded H2E is good for 45-55 pound of boost and over 600HP, it spools a little slow. Dunno if that's BS or not, but I'm not really interested in spending 800 bucks more, when I doubt I'll be anywhere near 600HP. And I tow ALOT so I don't want a slow spooler.

The cheapest place I've found for a basic H2E kit looks to be about $2250. So, that's about 4-500 more than a 38R but supposed to be well worth it. Also supposed to be a great turbo to tow with.

Hope this helps. I'll know if all of that is true or not in a few months I guess.
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Forgot to add, that controling EGT's while towing should be all about tuning. If I'm up on 120race, I can get 1300 pretty quick accelerating, but if I kick it down to a tow tune, I usually don't get over 1100, even when I'm on it hard. And usually about 900 cruising.
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I've tried towing in my light two tune (i think 80 hp) and the heavy tow tune (I think 50 hp) and it doesn't seem to help. Even if i put it on a heavy tow setting it tends to get hotter because my turbo spools up to late and I will watch my EGT's soar without going anywhere. Basically, my truck has to be above 2000 rpm's to get any boost going and make any power. Whats the best turbo for making power down lower in the RPM's? I doesn't seem right to have my truck buzzing at 2000 rpms+ and in 3rd gear the whole trip. If you drop it in 4th, all it does is blow a ton of smoke and not go anywhere. I end up having to nail it so it downshifts and the turbo spools up.
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H2E is supposed to be great. Everybody runnin 'em loves 'em for everything they do with their trucks.

And a tow tune shouldn't start fuelin hard until the boost comes up. Call your tuner, I'm sure he can modify something until you get another turbo.
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