Manual Turbo

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  1. csmith1281

    csmith1281 Medium Load Member

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    I’m having a problem with my VGT throwing some codes. My turbo isn’t working anymore. I’m talking to a tech who claims he can install a manual turbo that would cost less than replacing the VGT so I wouldn’t have a VGT anymore. But he said he would have to fabricate parts. Is this a legit procedure? I want to make my truck less reliant on electronics if I can, but I also want to know that what is being done is generally accepted by the diesel tech-ing community.
     
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  3. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    Way to little facts there. What are you running? We cannot talk about much of that here if you read the rules.
     
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  4. csmith1281

    csmith1281 Medium Load Member

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    2016 Peterbilt 587. Paccar MX 13 engine.

    Is a manual turbo illegal?
     
  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Thats along the lines of deleting on here, a big shame shame.
     
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  6. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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    It is illegal, but so is jaywalking, playing poker with friends, or using fake name on internet.
     
  7. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    Not real sure but if you do don't go to Cali, Jersey and maybe Pen State.
     
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  8. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    It's will take to long to write for me and too long to understand for you but run out of this shop as fast your truck can.
     
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  9. little cat 500

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    depends what year motor you have it can be done and is not illegal
     
  10. spsauerland

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    The VGT is considered an emissions device, curious how removal wouldn't be considered illegal.
     
  11. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Would it not also be bad for the performance off the engine?
    I think VGT turbo's have a advantage.
     
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