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Worth Cleaning Turbo at Home or Bringing it in?

My turbo has been acting up and it needs to be taken apart and cleaned. I called my local dealer who i like and do good work and they said its about 4hrs and around $340 to do a turbo cleaning. Is it worth it for me to just take it in or should i do it myself? Im decent with a wrench and do a lot of work on my own but i know that cleaning this thing can be a job and i dont wanna screw anything up. Anyone done their own 6.0 turbo cleaning? was it a *****? thanks


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Clean it yourself. Much cheaper.
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Just looks intimidating , there are a couple links on here how to do it ..put the cash back in your wallet !


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So if you were going to clean it at home how would go about splitting the turbo?

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thats the cleaning part. anybody got anything on how to get it in and out. thats the part im worried about

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Serch 6.0 turbo cleaning on google. You will get lots of info.
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So if you were going to clean it at home how would go about splitting the turbo?
Really dont know, never worked on a turbo before


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Really dont know, never worked on a turbo before
I had mine out 2 weeks ago. Changed out the oil cooler. I wanted to clean the turbo. Well lets just say after an hour of beating the turbo with at Dead Blow hammer I could not split it. I am looking for info on how to split it when it is seized together.

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