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Hey guys I have a question regarding some turbo surge that I experienced a couple days ago. I was headed up a steep hill in overdrive at about 65 so r.p.m was about 1800, I had just tuned it with a superchips tuner and put it on economy maybe less than 100 miles before. The turbo started to surge up the hill I looked in my mirror and saw no smoke, but it was dark outside so I may not have seen it. All fluids look ok and I just got it back from the shop where the e.g.r valve was just replaced, the tech. said he did a pressure check on the heads and e.g.r cooler and everything looked up to spec. I have'nt had the problem since and I've watched it very close, can anyone shed some light on what would cause that to hapen
 

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turbo surge is going to happen when you have a chip, its not a big deal, you should hear mine, lol
 

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Thats very good to hear.
 

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You have a 6.0 so it wasn't turbo surge in my opinion.
 

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Well then what do you think it is?
 

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Not sure but maybe your turbo needs a cleaning. I suppose anything is possible but with vgt turbo I haven't heard of anyone haveing surge. See if you have any codes stored.
 

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Exactly how do you go about cleaning your turbo. In fact one of the dealerships mentioned that it could be the vanes sticking telling the computer to back of on the boost, especially since I don't haul anything and may not be running it as hard as I should.
 

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There is a writeup on the 6.0 tech section I will see if I can find it for you. Sometimes the turbo builds up some rust as well. Is it still under warrenty?
 

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Yes it is still under warrenty, but if it is not that big af a deal I think I would rather just drive the wheels of of it. What is the worst that could happen if it is dirty? Also I was talking with a race shop about putting an aftermarket turbo on and they want me to spend like $8000 on just the turbo setup, not including the trans mods I would have to do to keep the transmission from blowing up. That seems high to me, what do you think.
 

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Yes it is still under warrenty, but if it is not that big af a deal I think I would rather just drive the wheels of of it. What is the worst that could happen if it is dirty. Also I was talking with a race shop about putting an aftermarket turbo on and they want me to spend like $8000 on just the turbo setup, not including the trans mods I would have to do to keep the transmission from blowing up. That seems high to me, what do you think.
Yeah run away from that shop unless that included more upgrades then a turbo setup. I can't find the writeup I thought it was in the tech section.
 

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What do you think it should cost? If the turbo is dirty and I don't clean it what do you think will happen, just hurt the trubo right?
 

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Well without going to bigger injectors just stick with a stocker. If you were to go with bigger injectors then you would want to do headstuds and an aftermarket tubo then your talking many thousands of dollars, but probobly less then 8 grand depending on what you do. If your turbo is sticking I would have the dealer clean it on their dime or have them put a new one in.
 

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If the turbo is dirty, what is the worst that could happen? Also the reason I mentioned the new turbo setup is because I had asked the shop what the best way to get somewhere around 400-450 h.p to the ground would be and I want the power to be reliable. This is a daily driver and will continue to be a daily driver so reliability is a must. What do you think?
 

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Nevermind that last reply except for the question about the mods. I did'nt see that there were two pages to this post
 

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If I was you get a sct tuner with custom tunes you will be close to the 450 hp mark and your stock turbo will handle that just fine. A turbo by itself won't increase hp without the proper amount of fuel to turn it. A dirty turbo will cause you mileage issues and boost issues, so In my opinion have it checked out.
 

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Do you think that the stock transmission will handle that power, if not i was thinking about a suncoast torque converter. Again relibility is my main concern
 

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With just the tunes yes you should be fine as long as you don't beat on your trans:thumb:
 

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Your the man
 

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Get ahold of innovative or Dj's for an SCT and some custome tunes. I think you will be happy:thumb:
 

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If the turbo is dirty, what is the worst that could happen? Also the reason I mentioned the new turbo setup is because I had asked the shop what the best way to get somewhere around 400-450 h.p to the ground would be and I want the power to be reliable. This is a daily driver and will continue to be a daily driver so reliability is a must. What do you think?
A dirty turbo will eventually cause "not only boost issues" but almost certainly over-boost issues (eventually). You can weaken the "Torque-to-Yield" head bolts and then have leaking head gaskets.
 
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