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Old 09-23-2010, 01:18 PM
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Swapping my 04 turbo to an 03 turbo

Hi, Ford dealership quoted me $600 to swap out my turbo, they said they could do it with the 04 pedistal. They said it was a tough job and takes 6-8 hours. That sounds very expensive to me, I wand the whistle, but damn $600 to swap ? I didn't even pay $600 for the turbo. Is the turbo that much of a headache to replace ? I would really like to do it myself if it's not that hard and time consuming. Thanks guys.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:28 PM
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6 to 8 hours lol! My 3 year old nephew could do it in that time frame! Lol! When I did my egr delete I had everything out including the cooler and the delete installed as well as the up pipe in 3 1/2 hours lol and another 2 1/2 hours to complete the install to finish the next day, I would say in 4 hours they SHOULD be done and smokin! Just me though but I am a diesel tech by trade....
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:27 PM
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Do it yourself easy way to learn.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:55 PM
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What about the rear bolt that's hard to access ? I've read people breaking tools trying to loosen bolts to free the turbo.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:11 PM
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Use penetralting oil and buy good tools rather than harbor freight crap...
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:41 AM
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Yeah, it is hard and tedious. You should forget about it and sell me the turbo!!!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:26 AM
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That is high way robbery! I paid the ford mechanic on the side $100 to do my switch. I'd see if one of the mechanics would do the same if it were me...
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:24 AM
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If I could find someone to do it for $100 bucks it would be worth it.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:49 AM
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Seriously man, just do it yourself, you'll enjoy knowing you did it on your own and you'll be saving a BOAT LOAD of money! Make sure if you do do it yourself or have someone else do it you get the updated oil drain tube, and follow the instructions for settin the depth on it into the hpop cover, its real easy to do also!
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