The new turbos don't look very new

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by Antonovich, Aug 7, 2022.

  1. DixonM

    DixonM Bobtail Member

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    Looks like painted up old turbos to me. They didn't even replace the turbo drain pipe it is rusty and has some oil residue on it if i were rebuilding the motor and installing different turbos I would have changed that out to eliminate one more possible leak or failure.
     
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  3. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Looks like they used 10x more paint on every surface than the mcallister cat rebuild i had done did for mine 6+ years ago. They didnt bother to clean anything up so any paint they used stayed there by dumb luck, mine almost looks everything is just barely oversprayed
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I don't know anything about CAT motors. What gets me is some of the yellow left on the bottom of the turbo in your first pic.

    And the silver over spray on the yellow inlet.

    Just sayin.
     
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  5. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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    Florence Y'all! I'm in southeastern Indiana.
     
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  6. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    If you want more power there is no reason to change turbos. That compound setup can handle 700-800 easily. Just need more fuel
     
  7. Antonovich

    Antonovich Light Load Member

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    So the question of the turbos has been settled - reman Garrett's, I'll run them.

    I'm glad you guys brought up the studs issue. I'm talking with the shop about that now.

    I am mechanically inclined but not a mechanic by any means. So maybe there's something else I missed. I've added another photo from the other side, maybe you guys can spot other issues that need attention while I'm still off duty.

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