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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-08, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2005 excursion diesel with about 18,400 miles on it. the turbo was changed for the 2nd time in the past 27 months. we were told we don't drive it enough for the oil to circulate thru there. us that BS? they also had to change the egr valve. the sheet they give you when you pick up the truuck stated the turbo was rusted and pinged up inside. thank goodness these 2 turbvo changes were umder warrenty cuz I'd cring at the thought if I would ahve had to pay for it. does this sound normal for 2 turbos to go in 27 months????
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-08, 07:33 AM
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Re: turbo problems

It's not normal..... I have an '06 F250 diesel with over 40,000 on it so far, and I expect it to go well past 200,000 miles.

Driving a turbocharged diesel, there are a couple things you need to do...

Before you shut it off, let it idle for about a minute. If you have just pulled off the freeway or have been towing a heavy load, make it 5 minutes. You need to allow the turbocharger to slow down and cool down.

When you drive it, make sure you drive it enough to get everything up to temperature... don't drive it for a lshort trip and shut it off cold. Also, it needs to REALLY work once in a while to keep it free of carbon buildup; on a freeway entrance ramp, for instance, stand on it HARD to get the exhaust temp up.
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thanks bunches for the reply and suggestion! much appreciated. Holly
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Re: turbo problems

you need to drive that thing.....if your wrnty isnt expired it soon will. And then it will be expensive.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-25-09, 08:41 AM
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Re: turbo problems

Drive it indeed!

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