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Old 06-10-2017, 12:36 AM
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Driving with a sticking turbo?

Hello, sadly I've come to the conclusion that after 300,000 miles my turbo is sticking. I need to drive the truck up to my mechanic but he's 50 miles away 90% highway (really don't wanna pay the towing bill) would this hurt the truck any more or would it be okay? If it will hurt the truck more I'll get it towed but I'm trying to avoid that at all costs. I have drove it since the turbo began to stick but it is very sluggish and smokes a lot. As soon as I let off the pedal boost immidetly drops to 0 psi. Any input would be great. Thank you!
 
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:52 AM
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Hello, sadly I've come to the conclusion that after 300,000 miles my turbo is sticking. I need to drive the truck up to my mechanic but he's 50 miles away 90% highway (really don't wanna pay the towing bill) would this hurt the truck any more or would it be okay? If it will hurt the truck more I'll get it towed but I'm trying to avoid that at all costs. I have drove it since the turbo began to stick but it is very sluggish and smokes a lot. As soon as I let off the pedal boost immidetly drops to 0 psi. Any input would be great. Thank you!
See if you have road side assistance on your auto insurance or tow insurance, they will pay to have it towed up to like 30 miles but you can get them to tow it further, it will cost you a little extra but well worth it. We broke down about that distance from home while towing our travel trailer and got the truck and trailer towed to the house and it cost me 90 bucks.
 
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I belive as long as you're not over boosting due to a stuck turbo it should be ok
 
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Sure you don't have a cracked boot? Have you checked under the hood? Start it, have the wife power brake it and look close. Not saying it ain't the turbo but thing do happen.
 
 
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