Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Lakeside California
Turbocharger rebuilding and pedistal info
The Electric Fuel Pump Conversion
has been working really well. But after getting the truck up and running I noticed I had an oil leak. After some investigating I found out the pedestal, where the turbo was welded is leaking...
So I took the turbo back off so that the pedestal could be welded again. While the turbo was off I noticed that the turbo had some slop in it. Wierd because when I had the turbo off the last time there wasn't hardly any slop at all. After talking with some people it was decided that things should be ok. I just happened to talk to the wrong people.
So I had it welded hoping that the leak would go away. I learned that once cast aluminum has had oil run through it can be a real pain to weld.
Got the pedestal back, put the truck back together and although it was much better. The leak was still there. So instead of trying the welding again I decided to order a pedestal with the EBPV
delete so no welding will be required. I also ordered a turbo rebuild kit in hopes that I would be able to get rid of the slop. Beans here on the board supplied the pedestal and rebuild kit.
The rebuild kit comes with a lot more than I thought it did. Here's the picture from the Beans Diesel Performance site...
Here's what you actually get...
Everything needed to rebuild the turbo for $125.00 unless you need a new compressor wheel or housing or...
1997 F350 with a few mods and over 392,000 miles.
National Spring Leafs, E-Fuel, John Woods Transmission, Detroit Lockers Front & Rear, 4:56 Gears, Michelin XML Tires, Custom RSK...
Lots of pictures
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