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10-19-2014 09:05 PM
Maryland dieselnick That cuts down on down time for sure especially if you jazz it up.
10-19-2014 08:58 PM
panhead george Nice detail on your motor AND your write up, Nick.

This helps a lot for people like me who are not working on diesels all the time.
I can see it would be a good idea for me to pick up a spare turbo among other parts and have everything ready to remove and replace. That will eliminate the down time.
10-19-2014 08:02 PM
Maryland dieselnick Here you go George.
08-15-2014 01:11 PM
Maryland dieselnick Yeah but my oven has VHT
08-15-2014 12:28 PM
NYB Nick's engine bay is cleaner than the inside of my dishwasher.
08-14-2014 07:11 PM
Maryland dieselnick Coat electrical tape wraps with Plasti Dip.
08-14-2014 07:09 PM
Maryland dieselnick Oh hey if you want to reduce noise look at the other stuff a Thermo Tech has on their web site. Heat and noise reducing stuff to put on fire wall while it's exposed.
It's the time to ohm injectors, glow plugs, and harness.
If the electrical tape on harness was like mine deteriorating looking like spider webs you want to fix that so wires remain protected.
Here I pulled it all out and used electrical cleaner to degrease the wires.
08-14-2014 07:00 PM
Maryland dieselnick Darn I forgot to cut those baby blue zip ties holding up my plow harness.
And don't leave your map hose all unsecured like that! It got dark.
08-14-2014 06:59 PM
Maryland dieselnick Notice the DEI heat sleeve on the fuel return line on drivers side that normally is roasting by the turbo collector.
08-14-2014 06:57 PM
Maryland dieselnick I can get off the highway and stand on hang on tire platform and touch that turbo turbine and N OT burn my hand.
That is stronger than new rope my friend.
08-14-2014 06:50 PM
Maryland dieselnick I suggest painting valley white or silver. It is amazing how much it lights up the valley. This is good for finding leaks, fasteners, tools and where to grab sensor connectors.
I used Duplicolor primer and silver engine paint.
08-14-2014 06:43 PM
Maryland dieselnick Actuators are all a little different. The best thing to do is watch a youtube video of setting up an actuator and getting it to start opening at exact pressure you want before you mount it as you don't want to try that after mounting. Buy a good actuator that has an adjustable
Turnbuckle.
If Ferrari and those boys powder coat tubes I think it's ok. Theoretically they are correct as hot air that is hot from being compressed in turbo travels that tube before entering that massive intercooler. Not a big deal if you want color.
I used Prizmatic Powders' illusion royal and racing red.
As far as pressure goes that's kinda linked to your tunes or engine light will flash when it thinks you are over boosting.
I have Applied Performance and it's set for twenty five.
08-14-2014 06:14 PM
mtnsammy Just curious on following;
Now your turbo is ready to install the actuator.
They need to be preloaded with tension or you will have waste gate flutter.
Some do 6 wraps of turn buckle and then pull on it with vise grips to get end onto post.
You can hook up compressed air to the actuator and watch gauge as the gate lever starts to move and adjust accordingly.
Take your time.

So what is the actual adjustment? When it opens or how fast? Is there better pressures or does it make much difference?

Great write up. I am also curious about the paint on the turbo. I painted my cooler tubes and was told it effects temp holding and I should not have. I never noticed a difference but still learning too. One day my kids will use less of my money and I can stop reading and actually do these mods I have been waiting a year to do. A final install pic would be nice. A turbo that nice must mate to a real nice engine.
08-13-2014 10:47 PM
ToddT Thanks so much! Will search for your other thread.
08-13-2014 06:30 PM
Maryland dieselnick I have a thread out there BD stainless up pipes wrapped up.
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