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Would appreciate some advice on checking my turbo, rebuild kits, and wheels.

2002 F350 —I’m very happy with my 7.3 being stock, do have a TS-6 tuner. Truck runs great. Previous owner told me that with 185K I should check turbo bearings on the Garrett turbo (per his mechanic), remove inlet and look for wear on housing......... but from reading older posts it sounds like I should be checking the wheel for play, in/out and side to side. As far as noise— too many years at the factory and not that great of hearing. If I find wear, I would like to rebuild. Is there any advantage to a WW since I plan to leave the 7.3L stock. I don’t know much about the turbos, and advice would be great on what to look for, and good options. Thanks guys!!
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When it is still warm, pull the compressor wheel back and forth as well as try to move it outward. There should be very little movement. Spin it with your finger, it should do several rotations before stopping.
If you tow and hear any surge/chuffing, a WW should fix that, it did mine.

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I rebuilt mine at 245k for pm at it was perfect.

Like he said if you get surge towing upgrade the compressor wheel

Skip the standard housing and Ww1. Both aren’t worth the money.

Get one of the billet wheels from riffraff, dieselsite

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I agree with the billet wheel. What I did was buy the parts and a core center section. I sent it to Arundel Diesel in Maryland. They installed the 360° rebuild kit and unit balanced the rotating assembly. When I get ready to do my swap, I'll be able to pull my center section, replace it with the new one and be back on the road same day. Look into upgrading your wastegate controller at the same time. I got this one from DieselSite - https://www.dieselsite.com/19995-200...ontroller.aspx

Now that I have all my parts together, I just need a few dry cool days to get to work on it.

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Thank you gentlemen, as blue99stroke mentioned my agenda right now is geared at pm, I’m only pulling 3500# trailer and boat for now until I buy a truck camper & 5th wheel so I’m not even sure what surge sounds like. I appreciate all your suggestions—I hope to find the turbo still in good shape.
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............. I sent it to Arundel Diesel in Maryland. .......
What kind of balancer do they have?

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I can call Monday and check - I think I remember it being a CIMAT, but don't hold me to that.

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