Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cody, Wy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think you might have read some wrong information. Myself, I put my turbo kit on at 30,000 miles and now at 239,000 miles I've never needed to do any major engine work. The only time I had the valve covers off was to retorque the heads when I installed the turbo. Other guys have had turbos on for years too with no problemo.
You definitely got to pick and chose what you want to believe on the internet. A while back an "expert" told a fairly inexperienced guy he needed to tear the front cover off his engine to retrieve a dropped bolt or nut on the timing gears---about a two day fairly major pain-in-the-butt job. Thankfully the guy ignored that and even before anyone else could suggest it, he had the nut fished out with the right size magnet.
Heavy truck and diesel mechanic (thankfully retired after 30+ yrs)
'91 F-250 SC 4X4, 5spd. ATS Turbo, 3:55 diff.