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Old 04-19-2012, 09:29 PM
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Default Turbo down- Memphis, TN

The turbo went out on our F250 south of Memphis, girls headed to Senatobia, MS for a rodeo. I am wondering if someone can refer me to a mechanic in the Memphis - Senatobia area to get a turbo and install, besides Ford garage.

My cell # is 320 226 - 8461

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Old 04-20-2012, 03:35 PM
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Dan, i have a turbo for sale if yours is not rebuildable.
Hopefully, you just need a <$100 rebuild kit and about 4hrs labor to R&R.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:59 PM
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Thanks to Jason for the response, and a phone call.

I talked to mechanic in Memphis, he went through and found a loose clamp rather than the turbo itself to be the problem(just as you send on the phone).

Thanks again for the advice, I will be putting together a leak detector and checking it over when truck is back in MN in a couple of weeks.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:06 PM
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Good news Dan! I'm glad it worked out. Y'all can call me in the middle of the night if you think I can help get you off the side of the road somewhere! Especially if it saves you being taken advantage of by a 'roadside mechanic'.

I guess I need to get back to that 'minimum 7.3 tool kit' I started working on... I bet the girls could have diagnosed and fixed this themselves without too much trouble if they had a flashlight, 1/4" drive ratchet, 8mm socket and a couple of extensions!

Meanwhile, often the engine and underside of my truck are cleaner than the painted parts. This problem would have been easy to spot on a clean engine - the oil stain would have pointed to the problem. I use Purple Power and a fan tip on my 2500psi pressure washer and get all up under the turbo, CAC pipes and boots - basically everywhere I can get. There are no components in there that water will destroy - and if a connector lets water in, you needed to fix that anyway (dielectric grease!).

I think I mentioned the permanent solution for this problem is plenum inserts and better clamps.
http://www.riffraffdiesel.com/mm5/me...e=F731-RDP-PRI
http://www.riffraffdiesel.com/mm5/me...=F731-RDP-BOOT

Another good upgrade is new boots:
http://www.riffraffdiesel.com/mm5/me...=F731-RDP-BOOT
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http://www.dieselsite.com/73lpowerstroke.aspx
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Those are getting pretty bad reviews.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...ite-boots.html

RiffRaff is the way to go!
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Those are getting pretty bad reviews.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...ite-boots.html

RiffRaff is the way to go!
I've had them on my junk since 2003... Never heard of this.
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My X has Diesel site boots on all 4 sides of the spider but I think DI boots on the IC when I went to a 6.0 IC. I don't run super hot tunes but I am kind of curious to see what the insides look like

On the F350 I went with RiffRaff boots all around. I just like Clay. His customer service rocks, he calls you back and has great products.
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Jason, did you ever respond in "that" other thread, with how to make this DIY leak detector? If not, give it up man.
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Jason, did you ever respond in "that" other thread, with how to make this DIY leak detector? If not, give it up man.
3" pvc cap drilled and tapped for a schrader valve (and a pressure gauge for a 'deluxe version ).





Some air will bleed out thru CCV, etc so I like to turn regulator down to 20psi and just leave the air on while spraying soapy water on all boots, connections, etc. I guess a super-deluxe version could have a mini-regulator built in...

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Thanks man....
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