What happens when a turbo goes out

Discussion in 'PAM' started by kid_cardiac, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. kid_cardiac

    kid_cardiac Medium Load Member

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    Pics taken at the Love's in Ripon, CA.
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    123456 and bdmose Thank this.
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  3. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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    I guarantee they won't pay for the trailer to be washed.
     
  4. kid_cardiac

    kid_cardiac Medium Load Member

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    Road Rescue has these pics, as well. So they know. I think I can sweet-talk them.
     
  5. bdmose

    bdmose Light Load Member

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    that right there is blowing a turbo, I'm getting my 5th one installed on my truck. I've always been able to drive afterwards though, no oil, no major problems like that but just no boost.
     
  6. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    turbos blowing are different all the time. When mine went out, all I got was white smoke as an indicator, then 5 mph in 6th gear while limping it to the Freightliner. Of the 4 other PAM drivers that also had their turbos go, none of them looked anything like this.
     
  7. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    In fact, I think I even have a picture of my engine with half the turbo taken out....let me find it..
     
  8. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    Here we go. Clean as a whistle...and no, Freightliner did not wash it. lol I did however notice that there was an oil leak coming out of the back of the turbo, but it was nothing major. Not even noticeable unless you're looking for it.


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  9. lostNfound

    lostNfound Road Train Member

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  10. Rubber_Duck

    Rubber_Duck Light Load Member

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    WTH?? So that is oil all over the outside of the truck and not soot or fire damage? In the thumbnails it looks like fire damage. I can't get them to go full size, .. antique cellular towers where I'm at.
     
  11. Onetruckpony

    Onetruckpony Medium Load Member

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    Depends how they break.

    White smoke, no smoke, blowing oil can happen.

    The loss of power is for sure.
     
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