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Old 11-28-2011, 07:11 PM
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2001 7.3 Leaking and Blowing Oil

On a recent trip home from a KS deer hunt I was pulling my 6000# travel trailer and noticed a loss of power when climbing hills. I noticed an unusual whiring sound from the turbo. When I stopped for fuel I could smell the burnt oil that was leaking and noticed a lot of oil residue on the front and right side of my travel trailer which is the exhaust side of the truck.
Checked the oil and I was over 3 quarts low. The truck continues to use oil and leak onto driveway some, not as bad as the 500 mile trip while towing but still noticeable oil use.
I have been told it may be the turbo seals? Any Suggestions would be appreciated.
This truck has 355K on it and has been a great vehicle overall.
 
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:21 PM
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Sounds like a blown turbo, they are rebuildable, hopefully your housing isn't thrashed.

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Here is a write-up on the rebuild http://www.guzzle7pt3.com/vanturbo.php
 
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the orings are gone i would not drive it until it was fixed. as it can kill the turbo.
 
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:42 PM
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Would that be the o-rings on the pedestal that you are speaking of. If so that would be a cheaper fix than a turbo for sure.
 
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:53 PM
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most of the time the pedestal just leaks on the motor to go out the exhaust it has to get past the turbo shaft in to the housing.
this is the rebuild for turbo and it comes with the pedestal orings
Replacement O-rings for Ford Diesel Engines
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here is the write up on the van turbo rebuild
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Thanks snakedoc, it looks like it is time for me to learn how to work on the turbo. Great info. With 355K would you recommend rebuilding the turbo at this time or do you think the turbo still has some life in it?
 
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If you look at the two holes in the valley those are the orings

Theres two more on top here

Its not a bad job but it is time consuming thats for sure......... Find yourself something compforable to lay on under the truck, I cut up a piece of plywood I had laying around
 
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with 335k it is good PM to rebuild the turbo it is a lot cheaper than a new one.
 
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OK guys I parked my truck and quit driving it. Beautiful day so I thought I would get started. First thing on the instruction list is remove the compressor intake duct and crankcase breather after unplugging the green hose from it. I do that and where it was attached to the compressor there is about a 2" split in the hose right behind the clamp.
Could this be what is causing it to suck so much oil? If I replace this hose could my problem be solved. Or do I need to continue on with turbo removal and replace this portion of the hose as well.

Thanks in advance.
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Sorry bud but it doesnt have anything to do with it, replace or repair it though and check your turbo wheel to make sure that it doesnt look sand blasted at all, just incase anything got past the filter
 
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I thought that would be the answer, thanks for your help.
 
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Why would you assume the worst with out checking the easiest? HPOP O rings go bad way more then turns and are easier to change. Did you check that first?
 
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I wouldn't think HPOP o-rings wouldn't leave his trailer full of oil that is coming out of his exhaust. This is usually internal seals in the turbo which needs a complete rebuild. Funnier things have happen though.

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believe, 85 buks and shipping, for a rebuild kit from Clay (RiffRaff), and then print out/watch the video of BDRummond, at Guzzle's website, on an how-to, to rebuild it...easier than you think, chief.
 

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