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Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

I am having what seams to me like vgt problems. Every so often it feels like the turbo is not there at all when taking off from a stop. The truck will accellerate very slowly even at WOT. It will rev to 3000 or so and then the turbo wistles back into life. Then it upshifts and goes like a bat out of H#LL. My quandry is weather to replace the turbo or just fix it if that is even an option. I hate to go through all that trouble of removing the turbo and not putting somthing back in there that is better than what i took out. Any sugestions?

New to the forum and new to owning a powerstroke. I am a Chevy guy but i got such a deal on this thing that i couldnt pass it up. I would like to give it a shot though. see what the Powerstroke has to offer. Not a bad truck so far but i have only had it 4 mounths.

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Re: Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

replace with a non vgt

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Re: Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

He has stock injectors...if you are going to replace it go with a Powermax. They are cheaper than a Reman stock ford charger. Just my .02

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Re: Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

Is fixing the stock turbo possible? If so, how? I guess i didnt realize how much turbos cost. Also, if i cant get to doing it for a while is there any risk of damaging the engine if i continue to drive it?

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Re: Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

Remove and clean. Plenty of write-ups on it. And only cost is your time, and sometimes frustration.
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Re: Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

you could always find a used one. they go for 400 or so

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Re: Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

If i was two bye a used one, is there a prefered year that i should look for. One of my buddys is always telling me to get one off of an 03 because its bigger but he seldom knows his a$$ from a hole in the ground.

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Re: Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

03 is not bigger. It is quite a bit louder because it only has 10 vains on the turbine compared to the 15 on the other models.

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Re: Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

Yes what Zach said 03 turbo not bigger just louder. I have a used turbo here off an 06 with I believe 20k miles on it. But you won't get a power increase with a diffrent turbo on these motors unless you add fuel as well. I never had any problems with vanes sticking on my vgt's. Biggest things with a Vgt charger is keep good clean oil in the motor and run it like you stole it! Sounds crazy but it works.

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Re: Turbo.... Fix It Or Replace it????

If your interested I am selling a 06 Turbo. I am just looking to get rid of it. Will Give ya a good deal Just want it gone. It has just been cleaned. As of three days ago

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