Vgt turbo actuator

Discussion in 'Volvo Forum' started by mover man, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    Dealer is saying the actuator is seized. So cannot be removed and replaced. Instead I have to replace whole turbo $3800 plus labor at $145 an hour.

    Also says truck has small exhaust manifold leak. Suggest replace now $929 for part plus labor.

    Total bill after nuts, bolts clamps, etc. Is $7800

    I'm thinking do the manifold at a later date at a non dealer. Probably save at least an hours labor and hundreds on the part.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Snoopycda

    Snoopycda Light Load Member

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    Actuator or the vanes? How do they know? What engine?
     
  3. ibcalm19

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    What type of engine in the truck?
     
  4. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    Volvo d13. Sorry figured i was on the Volvo forum.
     
  5. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    They tell me the code it is shooting is for VGT turbo actuator. Also saying since it is seized they cannot repair or replace. Must replace with complete turbo "kit"
     
  6. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    Would take a lot longer to replace the manifold by itself than to just have them do it while the turbo is of
    Yes thy come as a kit, I would have them do the manifold to, More than likely the can get to it easier with the turbo already off.
     
    d281833 Thanks this.
  7. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    One other thing , when you suggest going to another shop later, Did you figure in your time for that. I mean how much more time and effort are you going to need to get the truck rescheduled and the time and effort to get it in just to possibly maybe save on some shop time now.
     
  8. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    I take time off in 2-3 week increments. So I dont worry about time off AT HOME
     
  9. d281833

    d281833 Heavy Load Member

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    I agree, that's just wasted money and labor doing it twice.
     
  10. Benek

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    How about drilling the bolts for the actuator and retarding them.it can be done
     
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