Well with 140K on the truck, see sig line, yes a VERY early 03, the turbo seemed to be sticking. So it was time to dive in.
Being an "Old Geezer" and not able to sit on top of the engine I called my go to helper Brian, my son.
I should mention I took Auto Mech in high school and my son did the same. But only he worked as a mechanic for a couple years. That was 18 years ago.
After reading the HORROR stories we were prepaired for the worst.
Here is Brian digging in at 20 minutes into the job. I was helping with the easy to get to stuff.
Here is one hour and into the job!!!
Object of operation and some progress, Exaust disconnected....
One hour and twenty minutes into the operation!!!!!
I think he and I are HAPPY, Happy, Happy !!!!
I didn't take picks of the re-instillation but here are the pics of what it looked like before reconditioning.
It doesn't look bad considering the miles on it. But the Unison ring was sticking on the hub and could hardly be turned by hand. When all was said and done it worked great and the truck is BACK!!!!
So after all is said and done the truck runs great and the jobe took about 5 hours.
The job was really much eaiser than we had expected.