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Old 03-23-2011, 05:24 PM
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woohoo another pedestal oil leak on my 7.3

Well I took it to a friend of mines shop and yep another pedestal oil leak. So I guess I need to find another pedistal cause this one is warped too. Well it lasted 20k miles anyway. While it was at the shop he said I had an injector knock too. anyone ever do these before? I know its expensive but im debating weather to fix the truck or trade it in. Should I get new injectors or rebuilds or aftermarkets? Ive heard horror stories on aftermarkets. How hard is it to change the injectors? My mechanic friend said he could do it for $3500 tops. Any ideas would be awesome.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:08 PM
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Warped where? Is it leaking between the pedestal and block, or pedestal and turbo?

Are you sure it's not the EBPV plunger thats leaking?
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Yep the mechanic dude friend looked at it for me its between the ped and the block. Says its warped need new ped.
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Hmm. Was the replacement one new or used? Both were warped?

Have you pulled it yet? You could check both the block surface and the pedestal with a piece if angle iron.

How tight did you torque the bolts?
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:52 PM
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Yeah the replacement was a junkyard part. My sister in law barrowed my truck to go to nevada to pick up some horses and the ped o rings blew out on the highway. The wastegate on my other turbo was also messed up so I got a junk yard one to get my truck back home now this one is leaking. I was just wondering if these things warp or not or could it have been just a bad o ring job. A shop in grand junction did the work and when i went to pick it up from them last year one of the turbo clamps wasnt even tight. So god only knows what else they messed up. Just trying to figure out if I want to just do another oring job and do it myself or buy another ped and just replace it. Also if i replace the ped what else should I do to that area while im in there?
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:34 PM
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Do you still have your original pedestal? You should be able to use any flat surface to check if it is warped. If it's warped, it will rock a little bit. I can't imagine one warping. More likely one of the two bolts at the back of the pedestal is stripped.

On mine, I over-torqed the pedestal bolts, and the o-rings gave out within about a year. For me, that was only about 2000 miles.

Replacing the o-rings is not that hard. It is time consuming the first few times you do it.
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Yeah I still have the old one. Ill give it a look over. Thanks for the info.
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For the second part of your question, when you have it out, you should check your up-pipes. If they leak, you will lose a bit of boost.
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Hello. Any update on this? Just wondering if you have figured out whether your pedestal is warped.
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