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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2014, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Turbo center seal?

Truck running fine but blue smoke when deep into pedal.Any cost effective options besides buying a new turbo.? How long can I drive it like this? Been a few weeks now and I keep an eye on oil level.Noticed a little oill in tail pipe to. No codes being tossed either and like I said truck with a mild custom tune is running well.

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Re: Turbo center seal??

My diesel guy over the phone when I told him I was burning oil told me to check for excess pressure by opening oil fill cap. Thankfully it was normal so he said more than likely turbo center seal. I didn't ask him about options and his shop is over an hour drive outside the city.I need to drive the truck to get to work, am I walking a fine line here? I can get a rebuild for 1600 locally or do I get it torn down and rebuilt with seals and serviced/cleaned?

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Re: Turbo center seal?

What model is your truck? I'm pretty sure you can get a much better deal on a turbo from some vendors on this site.

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The rebuild kit for your turbo is cheap like 140 bucks on ebay its genuine garrett parts too

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Re: Turbo center seal?

You state that it is burning oil. How much,and how often?
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Re: Turbo center seal?

A friend of mine has a truck that his unison ring was seized, so the turbo wasn't working right. When I took the turbo apart the exhaust side seemed to have a lot oil oil in it. So I sand blast all the rust off the turbine housing, tape up the wheel and blast the rust off the cartridge side, then cleaned the unison ring and put it all back together. After I started it up I could see oil leaking around the seam between the turbine housing and center cartridge up at the top right by where the VGT arm would be, (the truck is using excess amounts of oil) Now I'm thinking the oil is leaking through the arm shaft that actuates the VGT. So now I'm thinking maybe a new VGT solenoid may fix that problem, IDK?? Since then I have seen a couple of other trucks that have a oil consumption problem/leak on the back of the engine and I think they have the same problem.

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Re: Turbo center seal?

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You state that it is burning oil. How much,and how often?
If I drove it to work everyday I'm sure it's 2 litters a week. Sometimes I don't really notice it as much but if I get deep into the pedal it's obvious. If the seal is shot will the turbine eventually fail? Been there done that a few yrs ago pretty dramatic but no engine damage. Is burning oil hard on my injectors? 2006 f 350 I hear about rebuild kits on E bay beyond my capibilities and how much labour if I could find somebody to do it.Local Turbo shop would laugh me out the door if I showed up with a kit asking them to do the labour.

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Re: Turbo center seal?

Check out sunrise fords thread and ask them for a quote on a new turbo and a rebuild kit.

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Re: Turbo center seal?

I can see oil in down pipe even leaking a little externaly where joins turbo. I will look around for a rebuild locally or a decent used one. I'll check classifides on here also.

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