Turbo can it be rebuilt? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel  
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Turbo can it be rebuilt?

  #1  
Old 05-16-2018, 04:22 PM
Bertelrud
Bertelrud is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
Bertelrud is starting off with a positive reputation.
Turbo can it be rebuilt?

Hello
2001 E-350 7,3 PS. I pulled the turbo apart as it smoked bad after start-up and now started burning oil and pushed blueish smoke uphill. I have a rebuild kit with new wickedwheel from SP Turboost and a known-to-be-good turbo from a '98 E-350 that should have the same center section. Looking at the pic's do you think this will work? The thrust bearing and oil seals were shot and the shaft had 3/16" end play! The compressor wheel has left som scuffings in the housing, exhaust wheel has eaten into the center block and exhaust wheel is hurt. Assuming the other turbo is good and I use its center section with axle shaft - will the scuffed housing (see pic) hurt performance? It doesn't seem like material in the housing is taken away - mosly scuffings - and the new wheel fits the throat quite well.

Hurt exhaust wheel and center


Scuffings


New wheel in housing
 

Last edited by Bertelrud; 05-16-2018 at 04:24 PM. Reason: Spelling
  #2  
Old 05-16-2018, 04:51 PM
Bonanza35
Bonanza35 is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Norco,CA
Posts: 7,496
Bonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to behold
I don't see why not. Are the 98 and 01 that much different being it's a van turbo? I'd clean up the housing and put it together and see what you have. If it feels tight give it a try. There both E-350 right? I don't know but I thought they both had the e99 injectors? I wouldn't use the old shaft and wheel.
 
  #3  
Old 05-16-2018, 05:05 PM
Bertelrud
Bertelrud is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
Bertelrud is starting off with a positive reputation.
Both are 350's. I understand the 98 has a different housing (sits in my parts- truck). The plan (if the parts are good) is to use the centerblock and shaft with exhaust wheel from the 98 in the 01 housing and finish it up with the rebuild kit and Wicked wheel from SP. The consern is the scuffings in the housing.
 
  #4  
Old 05-16-2018, 05:57 PM
z31freakify's Avatar
z31freakify
z31freakify is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Las Cruces New Mexico
Posts: 6,154
z31freakify is a splendid one to beholdz31freakify is a splendid one to beholdz31freakify is a splendid one to beholdz31freakify is a splendid one to beholdz31freakify is a splendid one to beholdz31freakify is a splendid one to behold
You be alright ive rebuilt some like that and never saw a lost in boost.
 
  #5  
Old 05-16-2018, 06:00 PM
Bertelrud
Bertelrud is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
Bertelrud is starting off with a positive reputation.
Great! Thanks. Just hope the other turbo,s center is in good shape.
 
  #6  
Old 05-18-2018, 02:49 PM
twg1966's Avatar
twg1966
twg1966 is offline
Trying to Gain Knowledge
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ezzell, TX
Posts: 1,569
twg1966 is a name known to alltwg1966 is a name known to alltwg1966 is a name known to alltwg1966 is a name known to alltwg1966 is a name known to alltwg1966 is a name known to all
I have rebuilt my turbo several times. You will be fine.

Ted
 
  #7  
Old 05-18-2018, 05:11 PM
Bertelrud
Bertelrud is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
Bertelrud is starting off with a positive reputation.
Done. The '98 turbo had a wery good exhaust wheel and heat shield wich was enough to complete the '01 turbo together with the rebuild kit and Wicked Wheel from SP Turboost. After cleaning everything went together easy. I noticed a more pronounced turbo whine and the van pulled stronger at low rpm's. I still don't understand how the engine could pull as strong as it did with that beaten-up turbo - exhaust wheel was eaten bad, compressor wheel was scuffing the housing, both oil seals was found in pieceses inside the housing - infact the largest seal was bent back and resting on the o-ring on the pidestal when turbo was removed. Exhaustwheel had eaten through the heat shield and end play was like 3/8"! Any idea what caused this? I think it suddenly started smoking when started and also burning some oil about two years /15k miles ago. Sure I should have taken care of this a lot earlier but no bad noice or lack of power together with busy days made me wait. Van has the Edge Evolution tuner and it is, according to the prewious owner, set to max. Might be a good idea to detune it to "tow mode"?
 
  #8  
Old 05-18-2018, 06:12 PM
Bonanza35
Bonanza35 is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Norco,CA
Posts: 7,496
Bonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to behold
If you have the tuner, try them all till you get to one you like, and MPG are the best. Glad it worked out. Another happy customer.
 
  #9  
Old 05-19-2018, 05:20 PM
Bertelrud
Bertelrud is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
Bertelrud is starting off with a positive reputation.
Attached the tuner and found it was set to "Extreme" as stated by the previous owner. Tryed "Stock" to get a fell of what it originally was and it was LAZY!. Ended up in "Tow" mode where it is quite a bit snappier and overall feels strong. It won't smoke much when hammered but pulls strong. A big plus is that it pulled the rpm's where the lockup engages down quite a bit. In "Extreme" it would not engage untill 52 -53 mph and also would disengage at 50 mph. In "Tow" it engages at 45 mph and disengages around 42 mph at light cruise. This means I can putter along without riding on the converter a lot.
Thanks for all help guys!
 
  #10  
Old 05-19-2018, 06:17 PM
Bonanza35
Bonanza35 is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Norco,CA
Posts: 7,496
Bonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to beholdBonanza35 is a splendid one to behold
Glad you reported back. That's the only way to find out what's best for you.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Stinky7-11
1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
2
10-06-2011 05:46 PM
fastmover
N. California Chapter
16
12-12-2007 01:51 AM
1990F150w351w
New Member Introductions
1
11-22-2007 03:56 PM
wforacing
1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator
2
02-28-2007 10:01 AM
Fordbronco69
Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case
3
09-20-2005 06:12 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Turbo can it be rebuilt?


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.