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thanks for the welcomes guys.
I crawled around it a bit and found at least one exhaust leak. its leaking on the drivers side, at the connection between the exhaust manifold and the pipe that goes to the turbo. guess thats easy enough to fix, just replace the gasket, right?
gonna go to the local diesel parts place and pickup a 3inch downpipe this week. they carry a 2 piece one, I figure that'll be easier to put in. or should I look at the 3.5inch one??
messed around a bit and took a few things apart to check them.
it DEFINITELY needs and air filter.
I pulled the air filter and the rubber plenums, all the way to the turbo. bit of oil in the rubber plenums, there was actually a bit laying in the plenum that connects to the turbo. cleaned all that stuff up.
should there actually be oil laying in there? I assume its coming from that EGR type thing.
felt up in the turbo and checked for play, seems pretty tight. turns smooth though. ALL of the fins on the turbo have a bit of wear, they are all rough on the edges, is that bad?
pulled the output of the turbo, that connects to the intake, didn't see alot of oil there, just a bit of a film really.
don't know what else I can check. gonna pickup a fuel pressure gauge and hook that up and see what I see.
probably end up taking it to the diesel mechanic my buddy knows.
also, I don't see a light in the dash for a check engine light???