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Join Date: Aug 2009
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Out on the road with turbo problems, Advice?
We are about 200 miles from home and have gone through 2 mountian passes at around 19k pounds combined. The truck overboosted 3 times on the way here. Had to pull over and reset the codes to get the power back every time. Getting both overboost and turbo underboost codes.
There has to be some sort of problem with the turbo vanes? I can't even put about two thirds throttle in it or it gets pissed off. The truck is stock and I would think I should be able to just floor it and let the computer handle it's self.
Truck runs fine unloaded.
Some questions, I have the Ford ESP warranty that says it covers the turbocharger. Before I take it in could it be anything else obvious? EGR system? No codes for that though.
The other problem I face is the warranty has never been used and I don't want to use it unless it is for something big otherwise I am gonna cancel the warranty in the next year or so and apply the balance to principle on the loan.
That being said I don't want to go in and have them ding my warranty for a cheesy turbo clean up and fix the problem. I could do that myself.
I would sacrifice the warranty for a full turbo replacement though as I don't currently have a thousand bucks laying around for a turbo out of pocket if the turbo really is bad.
Sorry to make this so long, just have a lot of crap spinning around in my head lol.
I am confident I can get the truck home safely now that I know what to expect. No signs of any kind of damage at this point.
2006 F350 Lariat, 6.0 PSD CC LB 4X4. 100k miles.
Wix coolant filter, Dynomax Ultraflow exhaust, cat mod, Edge Insight CS/with EGT. Sinister EGR delete, EGR cooler delete, up pipe. Looney Tune via SCT X4. S&B Intake.
Mag-Hytec transmission pan, 08 diff cover.
2" leveling kit. RS9000 Shocks. B&W Turnover Ball/ Companion Hitch. Airlift 5000 airbags.
2012 Heartland 5th wheel. 36' @ 12k pounds.
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