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Turbo updated drain...

I am having problem re-installing turbo, it seems the Ford updated oil drain pipe is larger in diameter and is hitting the turbo pedestal where the bend is. Have tried several times with no success. Also the new tube is aluminum and the ears are steel, The new ears are very short and keep slipping off the pedestal. Any one else run into this problem ?
 
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:31 PM
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It sounds like you donít have it insterted all the way into the oil pump cover.

I had no issues with the updated drain tube, but that doesnít mean yours may not have them. Is it the updated tube from Ford or aftermarket?
 
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:46 PM
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I carefully marked how far to insert based on original part, turns out the Ford drain tube hits the pedestal cover preventing over insertion into oil pump cover.
 
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Mine hits too but fits fine and no leaks in a year
 
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My new tube is preventing turbo from lining up on the set pins. Rather than modify the tube I think maybe just notching the pedestal to allow more movement towards firewall.
 
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My new tube is preventing turbo from lining up on the set pins. Rather than modify the tube I think maybe just notching the pedestal to allow more movement towards firewall.
Any chance you can post a pic? Something isnít right, should not be an issue if itís a Ford drain tube
 
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Is this an authentic Motorcraft part? The updated tube is not aluminum. Did you have a pic of the installed tube? The u shape strap welded to the tube rests on top of the pedestal.
 
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The end you have marked, that end goes into the cover and the other end into the bottom of the turbo. Not questioning you but just making sure we're on the same page here. It will find it's own depth once the turbo is installed so I usually just install it as far in as it will go with the U shaped tab setting on top of the pedestal. Then roll the turbo in on top of the tube then it all usually falls into place. What can mess up the install is the down pipe so I always jack up the down pipe from under the truck so the down pipe is up against the fire wall out of the way.
 
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That doesnít look like the one I got. The one I got was squared off where the welds were, not rounded.

Mine looked exactly like this one
https://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/Im...-p/6000008.htm

Did you get that from a Ford dealer? Not saying Ford didnít update the part since I got mine a couple years ago, but there are a lot of fake parts being sold as OEM, even in Ford style packaging
 
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Is this an authentic Motorcraft part? The updated tube is not aluminum. Did you have a pic of the installed tube? The u shape strap welded to the tube rests on top of the pedestal.
I agree with this guy. Unless Ford approved a change, the updated Ford tube is steel.
 
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We are on same page, the tabs on new drain are very short. I need to go towards firewall only about 1/4 inch to align the perch, it seems like the drain pipe is not allowing turbo to line up with tabs.
 
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It does have some steel content but not as much as the tabs welded on, I tested with rare earth magnet.
 
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IMO I'd clean the old one and re-install it before I went cutting up a pedestal.
 
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