What causes a turbo to blow....

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  1. RSB34

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  3. BUMBACLADWAR

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    Id say heat over time & bearing wear.Lasting 1/2 a million miles doesnt seem bad.JMO
     
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    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Just getting my truck back today!!!
    I did go ahead and put a Borg Warner stage 1 turbo and bully dog ceramic exhaust manifold on there. It sounds just like my old 12.7!!
     
  5. Cowpie1

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    VG turbos and waste gate turbos fail far more frequently than assymetric turbos. That is one of the reasons I yanked the waste gate turbo off my factory remanned Detroit 60 and put a BG 171702 assymetric turbo on. 913,000 miles on this turbo and nary a problem. I never replaced the assymetric turbo on my 1995 Cummins N-14 and it got sold at 1.4 million miles. Again, turbo was just fine. Truck went right to work for next owner.
     
  6. QUALITYTRUCK

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    You are so correct!
     
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    I’ve only driven about 160 miles with it but I notice with this turbo has a lot more lag than the 14l turbo. And it seems that the power really kicks in about 1300 rpms......
     
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    That would be true. It is not really a good choice for P&D work. it is really OTR and keeping the Detroit 60 in that prime operating band of 1300-1600 RPM.
     
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    Yea I drive OTR..... I just cam home after picking up truck on Tuesday.....

    Good to know about the operating range.
     
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