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Old 06-14-2014, 06:06 AM
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Turbo Bad?

I was told my turbo likely needed to be cleaned, was blowing more black smoke than usual when i footed it. I started to pull it apart this morning and this is what I found. Note the chip in the blade! Also, how much shaft play should there be, I can move the shaft around quite a bit...probably 1/16" total play (1/32" up and down).

Do I even bother cleaning it? Can I just get a new wheel? rebuild it? replace the whole turbo (208K miles)?

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Old 06-14-2014, 08:23 AM
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To my knowledge you should have no shaft play ( saying this because I've installed three new turbo's this past week and none had any shaft play i could detect while pre oiling them).
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I had my turbo (6.0L - Garret) apart two weekends ago and there was no noticeable shaft play. I've seen replacement parts online but if yours already has 208K miles, I would spent the 1K and get a new one or maybe an upgraded one.

You could always run it a bit longer until it really is noticeable boost wise. It depends on how much you enjoy taking the turbo in and out of the truck.
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Slight lateral play is ok but zero axel play. I would tear it apart could be just a compressor wheel. What kind of cold air intake do you have, something must have gotten sucked in. Might want to invest in a better filter. There is an awesome sticky on how to rebuild the turbo.


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Slight lateral play is ok but zero axel play.


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Thanks, not sure what you mean by lateral and axial? Could you clarify?
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Lateral play is side to side and axial is in and out.


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You know since you got it all apart if you wanted to upgrade you can contact WPE for a 1.5 kit. This would be a nice upgrade and priced reasonable.


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