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    Garret parts...

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:47 am


    Hi Folks...
    I just got the TC off my 6.0 diesel. It's a Garret VGT turbocharger. I could be missing something but it seems like I have been all over the web looking for a parts breakdown on this thing and I can't find anything. I would like to replace the Exhaust side turbine as it has a very slight bit of damage. I probably could still use it but these things are so damned hard to get off and take apart that I would rather replace it now. Garret has a site where parts are available but there is no mention of this particular model. I will probably have to e-mail or call them. These things run from $1,500.00 to $2,500.00 so it just makes sense to fix them. I removed it to do a recommended reconditioning which is really just a cleaning and inspection process. Hopefully I can find what I need and replace the turbine wheel.

    If any of you guys have been through this and know where to find parts let me know.

    Later Folks...


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    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:57 am


    Hi Folks,
    Update:
    I got tired of waiting for an answer and I decided that since the TC was over boosting to start with that the small chip in one of the turbine blades was not a real problem. If it was it would never have been able to produce an over boost. I did the TC refurb clean up job on it but I didn't buy the kit. It turned out that it had two "O" rings, and a gasket for the oil pressure tube. My gasket is made of plastic and was in perfect condition. I just cleaned it off and used it again. besides, if it ever did leak it is easy to get to and change. They also give you a new compression band that keeps the split exhaust turbine housing together and mine was in perfect shape. The throw in a couple of abrasive pads and a mandrel for a drill motor to use to clean out the crud. I cleaned my parts in the glass bead blasting cabinet which is way better. They wanted $70.00 for that kit and I didn't need to spend that much for two "O" rings for the oil drain tube. I can get "O" rings a lot cheaper than that. As a matter of fact I keep a big selection of them here in the shop.

    So, I essentially did the procedure my own way. While I was at it I did the EGR cleaning procedure. I did buy the $7.00 kit for that. It turns out I could have skipped that part as my EGR was pretty clean, unlike the ones in the pictures of the 6.0 forums. I got it all back together and took it out for a test run. It runs better but I am still having a problem blowing off the blue coupling hose that comes rightb off the TC going to the intercooler. It blows on the tube side. I even tried the hairspray idea to help it hold. The clamp is really tight so that's not it. I may have to get a new coupling but the thing looks to be in good condition. I didn't think to take pics of the TC when I had it apart but it looked just like all the ones you see in the pictures online. I did take some shots of the tear down of the R&R. The thing is a real pain in the ass to get out and put pack in.

    Here are the pictures:








    The above two pictures show where the TC was mounted. The silver goop on the exhaust couplings is never-seize compound. I don't think you can ever use too much of that stuff. I wish the last guy had used it.





    Here is the TC on the bench before I took it apart.















    The three above pictures are after I got the TC back together and ready to go in.











    Above are two shots of the TC back in place. What a pain in the ass this job was...

    I guess the best part about this so far is that I know how to get the damn thing out and back in. Hopefully I can resolve the problem with the coupling hose. I think I will put in a couple of fittings to measure boost pressure before and after the intercooler. I am curious to see if it is restricting the flow.

    Later Folks...


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    Re: Garret parts...

    Post  dyoung14 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:30 pm

    Great rightup!
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    Re: Garret parts...

    Post  Darkside Dave on Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:57 pm


    Thanks Man...

    I just thought it might help someone else later on. And they can always write or call me if they get stuck. The job is difficult but not impossible.

    Later Man...



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