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Old 02-13-2012, 08:04 PM
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A lesson I learned the hard way. Simple problem, $5k Later

Hey guys

Well I posted a about 2 weeks ago about my boost pressure gauge jumping around. I went out that night to take a video to post here, i revved her up good and bam she dumped about 2 quarts of oil and was shaking violently.

Took it to the shop, I blew my turbo. it was pissing oil all over around the turbo, and where the post for the boost gauge is welded was broken. guess the turbo free wheeled or whatever a little to much.

Ordered a turbo (stock specs) and a 4" MBRP turbo back exhaust. (was the stock on prior). and a cam shaft sensor and another sensor, towards the front of the block. all set and done $1200 Labor , and $1300 for the turbo and exhaust.

Mechanic called me up tonight, he said its still shaking bad but the power has been restored to the truck (turbo). he said he drained 1 gallon of oil out of it (it was that overfilled)

He said he pulled the dipstick out, put his lighter on it, and it went up in flames, so great now I have fuel in my oil. Injector problems.

5 of the injectors are bad and 3 are weak, so I am getting a set of 8 (stock specs) from XDP. $2400 up front, $1200 back when I send the old injectors back. not sure how much labor this will cost yet. its a guy who specializes in ford diesels and charges 45$/ hr.

This is alot of money for a guy who still owes 13k on the truck, and is 19 years old.

point being that i made a mistake getting such a big toy at a young age. (17) and I'd like to help other young fellas not make that same mistake.

Ok my venting is done, cant wait to get my baby back
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:09 PM
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Im 22 and bought my first PSD about 8 months ago.. only thing I wish I had done different was come up with a down payment.. other than that I love it.

I would strongly suggest learning to do alot yourself. If you know your way around a wrench you can do a lot of the repairs easily and save a few hundred bucks.

I didn't know squat about a diesel when I bought mine but im the type of guy who doesn't want another man handling his baby. Lol.
Hope you get everything fixed on it soon though. Good luck!

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Old 02-14-2012, 03:41 PM
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sounds like you got raped!
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There are tons of sets of instructions on these forums for wrenching on these trucks yourself and like was said before, you can save a lot of money doing things yourself.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:56 AM
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5 of the injectors are bad and 3 are weak, so I am getting a set of 8 (stock specs) from XDP. $2400 up front, $1200 back when I send the old injectors back.
WHAT??? If you already bought these you need to try to return them. If you have a core that means they are reman. You can get a brand new set for $2200 through most of the site sponsors or $950 with a $800 core charge on remans. call full force diesel, unlimited, rosewood, beans or swamps. You're way over paying for injectors.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:40 AM
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Im agreeing with dentex 100% here. I found a set of stage 1 demand for a lot cheaper than you paid. And as far as the repairs he did.. you could saved yourself about.... $1200 bucks.. especially if you went with a factory drop in turbo. The exhaust and those sensors are easy if you know how to use a couple wrenches..

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Old 02-17-2012, 07:52 AM
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I had 2 injectors **** the bed on me and replaced basically everything you have and spent less while going with bigger injectors and a 38r. I'm not trying to be a dick to ya bud but next time wait a day and get your info from here first. Hell there might even be a board bro in your area that would step up and help you fix it for next to nothing.
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Warren diesel charges $500 for a set of stock+ injectors.
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Warren diesel charges $500 for a set of stock+ injectors.
Stock + What?
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Stock + What?
Stock+ injectors


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I see this is the 7.3L forum, disregard my information as it is for 6.0L's
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