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Location: Naperville, IL / Coloma, MI, USA
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Turbo Pedestal EBPV leaking oil-----switch to non-EBPV pedestal???
OK, cleaned the motor and looks like I tracked my oil leak to the Turbo pedestal where the EBPV rod comes out.
Thoughts on just replacing the factory pedestal with one of those that does not incorporate the EBPV. Are there any sensors that would be effected? I'm using the stock turbo. Motor is a 2001 7.3 with 204,xxx miles.
I'm in northern Illinois, so it does get cold, but this is my backup truck, so I'm not to concerned about the engine warm up issues with eliminating the EBPV. The other option is to buy and install EBPV piston rebuild kit. Sure would be easier to just swap out the pedestal.
Any one else switched over to the non-EBPV pedestal? Or am I better off doing the piston rebuild?
Last edited by gn-guy; 03-31-2013 at 11:20 PM.