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Needing New Turbo

i have a early 99 7.3L that is need of a new turbo. im not wanting to really upgrade to a bigger one but looking for a good company to purchase a stock one from any suggestions? or i would be interested in a used one that has low miles.
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You could simply rebuild it if your housing isn't cracked. Could save you some money. New compressor wheel, turbine wheel and 360 degree bearing. What's wrong with it exactly?

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the center bearing is making a roaring noise. the truck still functions and drives just the noise is about to drive me crazy!!
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Few options
1-You tear it apart. New 360 bearings. Seals. Basic clean up.
2-Send it somewhere to get rebuilt
3-OEM or KC turbos IMO.

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You can find them in decent shape for dirt cheap on Facebook market place. Iím talking 2-300 bucks.

Or you could rebuild yours with the KC drop in turbine and compressor & rebuild kit ($450) that would give you a small bump in performance as well


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Good Afternoon i purchased a KC300X 63/68 - 7.3 POWERSTROKE TURBO (E99) for my early 99 7.3 and my stock turbo had a flapper on the exhaust side that is controlled by an actuator off of the turbo pedestal the NEW KC Turbo does not have a flapper on the exhaust side or anywhere to hook up the rod off the pedestal. do i need to hook that rod up or did KC turbo send me the wrong turbo? it is suppose to be a drop in turbo ready to go. any help will be greatly appreciated.

someone please help!! i was wanting to finish this up tonight but not looking good.

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That is the exhaust backpressure valve and actuator most people delete it because it is a common place for an oil leak. You can leave the rod unhooked and unplug the actuator for now.
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how do i delete it? just buy a pedestal without a rod?

if i leave it unplugged is it going to hurt anything? currently it is not leaking oil

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You can get a delete pedestal or pull the rod out of yours, tap the hole and put a plug in it. Leaving it unhooked won't hurt anything.

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My Uncle owns a weld shop i should be able to take the pedestal off and remove the rod and the front electrical portion and have the wholes welded up and it be just fine correct?
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