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Purchased this 00 F250 (late 99 build date - 12/99) last month and have had several issues with it. Front differential rebuilt, new inner/outer tie rods, ball joints, gear box, power steering pump, water pump/thermostat - the list goes on! 204k miles ...

When putting the truck back together today after replacing the powersteering pump and gear box, I looked through to the turbo compressor wheel and noticed it was heavily chipped. I haven't noticed any issues with power, no strange noises, no excessive white or black smoke, etc. It honestly looks like someone threw some rocks down into the turbo wheel. It has a air filter in it now, but I speculate at one point it was ran without. Anyways, it is miraculously running fine but I understand I'm on borrowed time.

Link to picture http://imgur.com/CSJhGkr

I ordered a rebuild kit on amazon that comes with an upgraded wheel. I thoughout about a billet wheel (wicked, or BD), but decided against it and just got a regular cast upgraded wheel. Here is the kit -

Robot Check

Is there anything else I should order for the turbo rebuild? Never done it before, so I'm not too well informed on it, so I wouldn't know if I'm missing something. The description says the wheel is balanced, do I need to still send it off to be balanced?

Also, the metal chips from the turbo wheel must have gone somewhere - stuck in the intercooler maybe? Should I replace the intercooler? Any other mainteance I can do while I'm in there? (will be fixing my pedestal leak)

Thank you!
 

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As far as the intercooler, just remove it and flush it out. The chips will probably be laying in the bottom of the inlet header.

Can't help on the turbo rebuild, but I think most send the whole rotating assembly to be balanced.
 

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this doesn't look like a upgraded wheel. the kit show 360* trust bearing kit (witch is worth 70$) and cast wheel. with a wheel like that i would send the rotary assembly balanced. my suggestion is to get 360* trust bearing kit with WW or WW2.
 

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The wheel that's chewed up is a ww1.

Something must have made it past the intake. What intake is on the truck?


What does the turbine wheel look like?
 
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