Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Justin,Texas, Republic of TEXAS (USA)
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If the turbo can't be pulled to the side and scrub the housing and bind then radial play is OK. The axial (shaft motion front to rear) is .035" or in the ball park of that. Turbos are loose as the bushings are just oil guides and no contact occurs. Once engine starts and there is oil pressure the turbo is running on the oil flowing into the bushings. Just behind the oil filter container is the oil pressure switch (1 wire) and the oil temp sensor (two wire). The oil pressure switches can leak or otherwise you have turbo drain tube, turbo oil supply tube seal, or oil cooler cover seal leaks if the oil run off the front like that. Unless it is parked downhill forward then leaks on top to the rear usually only go over the bell housing.
2015 F350 Platinum Max Tow What a beast with the 4.30 gears!
2006 F450 CC Hauler bed 4x2 6.0 L 6.0 auto, Lariat, 4.30 r/a, SCT, 4in exh. 103K New heads to repair diesel in coolant, 148K.
2006 F350 Lariat CC Dually 4X2, 6.0 auto 4.10 LS, SCT, airbags, 4 in. exh. 154K Rebuilt engine to repair damage from burned piston. One head to fix fuel in oil problem.
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35+5 foot double tandem axle flatbed trailer.
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