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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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Dang i have a hard time with turbos

My bran new 4 month old 38r started making a bad noise lately so i pulled the intake off and whallaa theres oil in the intake housing, excessive shaft play and the comp wheel is even rubbing the housing. This turbo has never seen more than 40psi and rarely sees that pressure. I hate to say it but my old TN thrust bearing unit lasted longer than this one did anyone have any ideas for what turbo to go with next?

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 05:08 AM
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Re: Dang i have a hard time with turbos

im probably going to a t4 TN... just because i want to. not probs with the drop in, but for future plans hopefully. fwiw...

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Sorry about your troubles, what mods are done to your truck?....your turbo still has a warranty, call your dealer and see what they can do for you.
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Re: Dang i have a hard time with turbos

Probably just a bad one, it happens. You can have that one warrantied or go bigger.

42R is a GREAT turbo, but spendy. Inexpensive alternative is a K31 and/or GT42. Stay with a T4 inlet on the turbine.
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H2E setup

Guess it depends on how much fuel you have or are gonna have to burn............The H2E is upgradable.........So is the TN that DSD mentioned.........Fact theres a thread about it

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Get it warrantied, have them send you a new one, sell it and step up to a 42 or equivelent in Tn or Borg Warner. Those turbo piss me off, they are like the Ford 6.0, some are bulletproof with no problems, then others fall on their nose and breakdown. You know Garrett has had these on back order for this reason. They were having tooling issues and haven't solved them yet.
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stop smiling Joe!
heck I am still on my OEM turbo and your on your 3rd?

everyone says how great the 42r is but I can't imagine on a real daily driver that the turbo lights quick enough under mild use. sure if you slam the pedal
or it gets to decent rpm that thing will kick like a mule. Or am I wrong and it starts pulling quick little lag and such...

did your 38r have any surge issues? possibly a housing could prevent it in the 20~ 30 range, but I noticed others, came on at a lower pressure.
something had to kill it, bad tolerances?

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Who'd you buy it from? I'd give them a chance to might it right if its warranteed.

I beat the ever lovin crap outta my lil 38 (40-42 lbs)....no leaks, or excessive shaft play. (just checked matter of fact)

Sorry about your luck. Crap happens I guess.





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I've been told by multiple members here that with the right housing and tuning the 42 can be made just as streetable as the 38.





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Who'd you buy it from? I'd give them a chance to might it right if its warranteed.

I beat the ever lovin crap outta my lil 38 (40-42 lbs)....no leaks, or excessive shaft play. (just checked matter of fact)

Sorry about your luck. Crap happens I guess.

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